The final phase of the Gibsons Connector project was bringing North Fletcher up to the Town’s current Local Road standard. This “meandering road” standard features gentle curves, wide flat concrete curbs and a narrower paved surface, which act to naturally slow down vehicles. This makes the road more comfortable for all users, including pedestrians and cyclists. (See below for conceptual drawing and photos of meandering roads within the Town.)
Additionally, the posted speed limit for North Fletcher Road will be dropped from 50km/h to 30km/h and posted as “No Trucks”, to further address consistent feedback regarding vehicles which travel too fast on the street.
The diagram below shows the revised North Fletcher/School Road intersection, which have been designed to increase protections for pedestrians and cyclists, and slow vehicular traffic. While not shown on the drawing, the sidewalk on School Road has been extended from North Fletcher to join the existing sidewalk leading to Lower Gibsons.