Did you know?
The City designs, constructs, and maintains our streets, sidewalks, bridges, and structures for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.
Our surveyors, drafters, designers, project coordinators, and engineers work together to balance the needs of all street users, and design accessible streets and sidewalks. By doing this, we help to create a vibrant community experience on our streets.
Great streets require:
Our street maintenance and design pays specific attention to minimizing environmental impacts, such as reducing stormwater runoff, and accommodating sustainable modes of transportation.
Street sweeping and cleaning play an important role in keeping our city clean, vibrant and thriving.
Find out about the City's program for local improvements of City streets and sidewalks.
Keeping our roads in good and safe condition is our priority. Learn how to report potholes in City street and how we assess potholes for repair.
City crews remove leaves from streets on a regular basis from November to January. Do your part by moving your vehicle during street cleaning.
We design and build safe, nature-rich paths that encourage you to explore Vancouver without using your car through the Greenways program.
Learn about City initiatives that not only help to reduce our carbon footprint, but also allow residents and visitors to get around the city without using their cars.
The streetscape design guidelines (SDG) describe our design objectives for sidewalks, furniture, trees, and landscaping along all public streets in Vancouver.
The sidewalks in the central business districts of Vancouver are wider by design. The extra width provides ample walking space, and encourages local business and entertainment activity. Find out about activities allowed on City sidewalks.
How to request the City of Vancouver install benches, bike racks, city garbage cans, newspaper boxes, banners and flags, and automated public toilets.