A giant apartment building complex, with integrated transit, cycling and walking infrastructures, is set to break ground on the south end of the Burrard Street Bridge. When completed, the project will also erect a new visual gateway into the Vancouver downtown peninsula.
The Senakw re-development project, a joint effort between Squamish First Nation and local developer Westbank, will be a massive undertaking comprising 12 towers containing mainly rental units. It would also be the largest privately owned indigenous development in Canada.
To manage the transportation demand expected from the high residential density, transit, cycling, walking and future streetcar infrastructures will be planned in and integrated into the design from the planning stage. That includes bus-only curb lanes, walking and cycling ramps leading to the on-bridge transit hubs, and extensive walking and cycling networks linking the residential towers to the in-complex retail malls, restaurants and nearby office towers, in additional to thousands of bike parking stalls and ample bike share facilities.