City planners, engineers propose “bold new plan” to replace Viaducts, expand park, reconnect neighbourhoods

Vancouver city planners and engineers today released the “bold new concept” they are taking to open houses next week to remove the Georgia and Dunsmuir Viaducts in favour of a new boulevard that combines Expo and Pacific, then climbs west up a new ramp to Georgia St.

According to the supporting materials, the new alignment creates better east-west connections, increases park space, repairs damage to the urban fabric of Main St. and achieves other key city objectives, including new opportunities for affordable housing.

Public feedback from a series of open houses will be incorporated in a report to council later this summer.