Cordova Bay Association Priorities for 2017
List of Current Projects
The list goes from north to south.
|Location||Sayward Road/Pat Bay highway intersection|
|Problem||1 Poor cross walk location, bus acceleration lane and merging traffic a problem, particularly
when the warning lights don’t work.
2 Problem for people visiting addresses on the slip road
3 New major delays turning south from Sayward.
4 Want to maintain access to the highway from the south end of Hamsterly
|Originator||1 CBA 2 Gwen MacPhearson 3 CBA 4 Province|
|Status with CBA||Want safest possible mode of operation. Want the timing of the light to change so there is
more time to turn left from Sayward on to the highway. Want to see if two turning lanes can
|**Status with Saanich||Provincial matter|
|Comments||The province has paved the highway and are now in discussion with Saanich engineers
about the approach roads The problems are resolvable but we need a plan of action to
accommodate the extra traffic from the new developments in north Cordova Bay.
|Location||Fowler Road/Fowler Park entrance|
|Originator||Residents on Fowler|
|Status with CBA||Want bike lanes and safe walking as part of the extension of the Streetscape plan from
Mattick’s Farm to the highway
|Status with Saanich||Agree that extension of bike lanes on Fowler Road would be an asset to community and
overall cycling network. Not identified as a priority within our five year capital construction
plan. However, as development in the area occurs, we will seek opportunities to capitalize
on local infrastructure improvements.
|Comments||Develop the entrance to the parking lot as a constriction to slow traffic down and add the
bike lanes to narrow the lane-width for cars etc. This work can now be incorporated into
the Sayward Hill and Aragon developments.
|Location||Lochside Drive at Cordova Bay Road Junction|
|Problem||Overgrowth into the sidewalk / bike lane forces people into the middle of the road|
|Status with CBA||Want to see the vegetation trimmed regularly|
|Status with Saanich||Referred to Saanich Roads and Parks|
|Comments||Low cost; fast item to fix|
|Location||Lochside drive from Mattick’s to Sunnymeade|
|Problem||The mix and intensity of the traffic flowing along the road is creating safety hazards for all|
|Status with CBA||Want a low cost solution that does not change the essial character of the road.|
|Status with Saanich||.None
|Comments||. Need designated parking places off the road . Need pedestrian only path(s) at least|
|Location||Parking at Cordova Bay Elementary School|
|Problem||Not enough space and dangerous drop-off location|
|Originator||Richard McMorran/55+ community|
|Status with CBA||Wants improved and safer parking|
|Status with Saanich||The engineers believe that this can be done as part of the renovations to the school. Want
Community 55+ and the school principal to talk.
|Comments||Saanich can receive a donation of land from the school board and then develop a parking
lot. Before that happens there is a need to examine the traffic circulation around the school
so that the needs of the school and Community 55+ are met.
|Location||Cordova Bay Road and Walema|
|Problem||People, especially young, unaccompanied children crossing the road to get to school.
Danger ;Want a cross walk with a light.
|Originator||Local petition organized by K. Insley|
|Status with CBA||Another element in the overall problem of CBR from Haliburton to Sayward|
|Status with Saanich||Believe the site does not qualify for a crossing|
|Comments||Need to fix these problems before any further developments take place|
|Location||Cordova Bay Road and Doumac|
|Problem||People crossing to the Plaza dodging traffic from several directions. Need a cross walk|
|Status with CBA||See project 6|
|Status with Saanich||Will be reviewed as part of developments traffic impact study.
|Comments||Will be linked to developments at the plaza|
|Location||The plaza /Beach House section of CBR|
|Problem||Speeding traffic / turning traffic and parking|
|Status with CBA||Want to use the developments at the plaza and Doumac to create safe turning lanes,
pedestrian crossings and traffic calming
|Status with Saanich||Part of this will be in the application to develop the plaza|
|Comments||Need a comprehensive plan|
|Location||Cordova Bay Road – Claremont to the Plaza|
|Problem||Speeding traffic on newly resurfaced road|
|Status with CBA||Want traffic calming|
|Status with Saanich||No changes proposed to laning configuration at this time. Saanich does not support the
use of stop signs as traffic calming devices.
|Comments||Start by painting lines on the road and designating a left turn into the Plaza.
There is a new proposal for condominiums at Doumac need a traffic plan to go with it.
|Location||Claremont/Doris Page Park|
|Problem||Traffic from Claremont cannot see approaching traffic along CBR.
Traffic on CBR does not see the 30kph park sign.
Passing in the park/ playground area.
|Originator||CBA board/Residents/Roger Stonebanks|
|Status with CBA||Want a three way stop at the junction. Double yellow lines on the road through the
playground. Clear designation of a Park at the entrance to Doris Page park.
|Status with Saanich||Saanich does not support a three way stop or the use of stop signs as traffic calming devices.
|Comments||Any changes here must be linked to changes at the old general store site and Doris Page
Park for funding
|Location||Haliburton and Cordova Bay Road|
|Problem||People park their cars in the designated area and have difficulty crossing the road to the
playground and beach
|Originator||Residents and park users|
|Status with CBA||See project 6|
|Status with Saanich||All proposed crosswalks must be reviewed in accordance to Pedestrian Crossing Control
Manual for BC.
|Comments||See project 10|
|Location||Royal Oak Dr/Cordova Bay Rd/Blenkinsop Rd intersection|
|Problem||Too many vehicles using the right-filter lane into Cordova Bay|
|Status with CBA||Ideally, want the filter lane closed but need a significant reduction in traffic coming
through Cordova Bay to the highway
|Status with Saanich||This leg of the intersection is near capacity, modifying the length of the right turn slip lane
will only cause further delay and not deter traffic from using Cordova Bay Road
|Comments||If we can reduce the length of the filter lane to match the one at Royal Oak/Blenkinsop
then the traffic flow would be more than halved when the light is red. Disagree with the
conclusion that traffic would not be deterred from using Cordova Bay Road
|Location||West Bank intersection with Cordova Bay Road|
|Problem||Dangerous location and a developer wanted to build houses on the park boundary requiring
a steep road for access. Limited visibility for merging traffic.
|Status with CBA||Need to improve visibility at the junction|
| Refer to Saanich Parks for trimming to improve visibility.
Land now park l
|Comment||Should be done annually|
|Location||Cordova bay Road along the cliffs|
|Problem||The cliffs are slipping faster than before|
|Status with CBA||Implement the Sandwell plan for cliff stabilization and beach protection|
|Status with Saanich||Unclear|
|Comments||The Sandwell plan has the support of all the community groups and should not be
|Location||Pat Bay highway frontage road|
|Problem||Too many homes and businesses have entrances directly on the Pat Bay highway|
|Status with CBA||Want it formally incorporated into the future plans for the highway|
|Status with Saanich||A matter for Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
|Comments||The highways department recognizes the need for this and has prepared a plan but there
is no money. Would need only a single lane not two lanes
|Location||Haliburton and the Pat Bay highway|
|Problem||Turning left from Haliburton, and pedestrians on the gravel shoulder|
|Originator||Residents and Saanich engineering|
|Status with CBA||Want safe walking to school|
|Status with Saanich||A matter for the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. However, Saanich
has plans for Haliburton which should be implemented in 2017
|Comments||Looks good but still has not addressed the problem of access to the rowing centre
on Elk Lake. Talked to Provincial engineers about changing the light pattern.
|Location||a) Sunnymead, Maplegrove, McMinn Park b) Approaches to Lochside
|Problem||Speeding traffic near a playground and lack of signs on the approaches to Lochside
|Status with CBA||Discuss with Saanich|
|Status with Saanich||Do not believe there is a problem and motorists do not speed here|
|Comments||Make the ring road 40 kph to conform with the surroundings Speed bumps past
Mc Minn park extension of Lochside. Saanich claims in its letter that vehicles are
not speeding along this road and no action needs to be taken.
|Location||Claremont Road 700 block|
|Problem||Too many fast moving vehicles passing as residents try to get out of their drive ways.
Want speed bumps
|Status with CBA||Ideally, want the filter lane closed but need a significant reduction in traffic coming through
Cordova Bay to the highway
|Status with Saanich||Claremont Road is a collector road in this area and expected to carry volumes in the
10,000 vpd range. Claremont carries approx 2700 vpd. Speed bumps will not be considered
on Claremont as a traffic calming measure. Recommend that the police are contacted for
enforcement and potentially deployment of the speed reader board.
|Comment||How did the speed bumps at the top of Sea Ridge drive get installed ?|
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