An open, permeable plan will make the new Lansdowne inviting and accessible – safe and comfortable for pedestrians and cyclists, and efficient and convenient for traffic. The fine-grained street network, calmed for pedestrian safety, will fill in north-south and east-west connections that are missing today. Well-landscaped, east-west pedestrian greenways will link the Canada Line station: through the Civic Plaza, the Centre Park and on to a smaller neighbourhood plaza at the southeast corner of the neighbourhood adjacent to Kwantlen Street; or all the way along the Lansdowne Linear Park.
Smaller pedestrian green streets connect to residential complexes, while a broad greenway from Centre Park to Alderbridge Way provides the principal north-south pedestrian link. For automobile traffic, an east-west road mid-block, and a new Cooney Road and Hazelbridge Way running north and south, ensure easy accessibility and convenient delivery options. These new streets and greenways will facilitate movement throughout Richmond’s downtown, even while supporting ecological health.