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Wesbrook Mall Redesign : Phase 4 Kear, Evan; Linanda, Bagas; Manesh, Nish; McAllister, Joshua; McNeilly, Joseph; Niyaz, Omeid


BOJNOJ Consultants has created a detailed design report which describes our suggested design for Phase 4 of the Wesbrook Mall Redesign from W 16th Avenue to Thunderbird Avenue. In recent years, the University of British Columbia campus has experienced consistent development and growth. As the population of both the campus and the Point Grey area in general continues to increase, ensuring accessibility is key to maintaining the well-being of all residents. Therefore, the main objective of the redesign is to provide a sustainable, resilient, and efficient solution to the transportation needs of the UBC community. Our team considered criteria from a wide range of perspectives and have created a design that prioritizes both mobility and environmental protection to improve the experience for all users. BOJNOJ Consultants’ proposed design will create a separate raised cyclist lane in both the northbound and southbound direction. The positioning of the parking lanes will be swapped with the current cycling lanes to eliminate conflicts between vehicles and cyclists and prevent accidents. An overpass will be added near the Panhellenic Village to comply with UBC’s desires. Additionally, several green infrastructure upgrades will be implemented throughout the corridor to improve rainwater infiltration. Additionally, the necessary maintenance has been accounted for and our team has provided the advised procedures to ensure proper function of all key corridor components. Taking into consideration geometry rearrangements, infrastructure upgrades, and overpass construction, the overall project is estimated to cost $6,047,901.61. Construction is scheduled to begin early May 2022 and be completed over 12-week period. The following report documents our detailed design solution, the decision-making process used to arrive at that design and important constraints and criteria evaluated. 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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