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East Mall Redesign - Final Detailed Design Report Orr, Benny; Su, Davis; Barkh, Hamed; Qiu, Colleen; Inoda, Shota; Luo, Melissa


The following report contains a detailed design summary report for the UBC East Mall Redesign from Stadium Road to Agronomy Road with tie ins into the planned Stadium Neighbourhood. The project’s objectives are to: (1) maximize safety, (2) minimize cost, (3) increase active mode share, (4) calm traffic, (5) increase green space to improve stormwater retention, (6) tie-in with the proposed Stadium Neighbourhood alignment, and (7) accommodate the sports field’s high pick-up / drop-off (PUDO) demand. The following document is a summary of the detailed design including a design overview, issue-for-construction drawings, cost estimate, schedule, life cycle analysis, and maintenance. The selected design includes raised bike lanes, parking lane changes, rain gardens, curb extensions, and crosswalk upgrades along East Mall and a cantilevered steel walkway along Agronomy Road. The key considerations for the design have remained the same throughout the duration of the project, namely: client objectives, design feasibility, and stakeholder feedback. To arrive at the detailed design the following analyses were conducted: traffic analyses to inform the geometric design, a structural analysis for the walkway, stormwater analysis for rain gardens, and a life cycle analysis for determining the optimal service-life maintenance plan. The detailed design has a Class A cost estimate of $3,578,000 and the project is on track to be constructed between May 10th and is expected to be completed by February 1st 2022 with a median time to completion of 186 work days excluding weekends and holidays. The project’s next steps include tendering the project and obtaining relevant permits and approvals. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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