Walter Gage Road

As part of area planning for U Boulevard, Walter Gage Road is getting a face lift to improve its pedestrian experience. In February 2019, we consulted on potential design concepts for improving the pedestrian experience of Walter Gage Road.

Walter gage road map
U Boulevard Area map highlighting Walter Gage Road and Pacific Residences

Overview

Walter Gage Road is shown on the map to the right. It is located in the U Boulevard area and serves a number of campus buildings including student residences, Chancellor Place and the theological colleges. With Pacific Residence, the second phase of Brock Commons and the Arts Student Centre being built along the road over the next 5 years, there is an opportunity to improve the safety and experience of pedestrians along this corridor.

Public Consultation

Participants were invited to provide feedback on options for Walter Gage Road in February 2019, either in person at a public open house or online. There were two public open houses to learn more about the Walter Gage Road project. At this open house, people were also invited to learn about the proposal for Pacific Residences - DP#19001 Pacific Residences.  

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM and 4:30 - 6:30 PM 
Concourse, UBC Life Building 
6138 Student Union Blvd

Online:

An online survey was open between February 26th - March 8th.

What We Heard

We heard from the UBC community that there was general support for the proposed design concepts for improving Walter Gage Road. There was also some concern about vehicle access for the hotel operations that happen in the summer.

Next Steps

The ideas and feedback on the proposed improvements to Walter Gage Road are being considered in combination with development proposals in the area.