Van accessible parking considered

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City staff is proposing the addition of one van accessible parking space in Steveston village.

The recommendation follows a review of existing accessible parking throughout Steveston, which determined that there are currently 33 spaces. The area surveyed is roughly cut off on No. 1 Road to the east, and Chatham Street to the north.

Staff noted that, of the existing spaces, eight are on-street, one is public off-street and 24 are private off-street. The spaces are distributed evenly throughout the area.

After consulting with the Richmond Centre for Disability, staff is proposing the introduction of one van accessible parking space in the city-owned lot on First Avenue, which currently does not have an accessible parking space. There would be a reduction of one standard parking space. If approved, staff said the aim is to have the work completed before this summer.

Staff noted they will also investigate possible widening of existing accessible on-street parking spaces in several locations on First Avenue. This work will also be completed before the summer.

The total projected cost to revise pavement markings and add signage is $3,700, which staff said can come from existing approved capital budget.

Hannah Scott, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Richmond Sentinel