Recent storefront collisions renew calls to control traffic in South Granville

There are renewed calls to control vehicle traffic along South Granville in Vancouver after two recent collisions into storefronts that left a driver dead and a pedestrian injured.

On Friday night, a man died after crashing his car into the Williams Sonoma storefront on Granville Street and West 13th Avenue. A passenger in the car was taken to hospital in serious but stable condition

Last month, a pedestrian was seriously injured in the same area after being hit by a vehicle that crashed into a Purdy’s Chocolate storefront at Granville Street and 11th Ave.

Thank you Andrea Molnar for speaking to, and raising this issue with the City of Vancouver and ICBC.
Read the full article on CBC here: cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/granville-storefront-crashes-fatality-police-1.5804472

These collisions come as confirmation to the BIA that the traffic is too fast for South Granville. We have been in contact with the City of Vancouver to look at changing and slowing down traffic on Granville Street to facilitate positive, neighbourhood based, street use. Our recommendations include, reducing the commuter travel lanes from three to two, introducing corner bulges for bus loading and offloading, and protected full time parking. Drivers drive slower with fewer lanes, and a row of parked vehicles.

At this time, the city has agreed to meet to discuss our recommendations.