Wesbrook Mall Upgrades

The Wesbrook Mall corridor from 16th Avenue to Chancellor Boulevard is being upgraded in phases to repair the condition of the roadway and enhance safety and user experience for all modes of transportation. The first phase of upgrades is now complete.

Overview

The Wesbrook Mall improvements focus on the bus, pedestrian and cyclist environment in order to help create a positive arrival experience to campus. The first phase of construction, which was from Student Union Boulevard to University Boulevard, is now complete and provides improved pedestrian facilities, fully repaved roadways, and new, separated, bike lanes for cyclists. New dedicated bus lanes are also complete, in time for the new 41 B-Line coming to UBC

These planned improvements were informed by two phases of public consultation done in 2015 to guide planning for the larger U Boulevard Area.  

The improvements to the Wesbrook Mall corridor are being done in collaboration with the University Endowment Lands, the University Neighbourhoods Association, TransLink, Metro Vancouver and Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. 

See the image below for more details about the locations along Wesbrook Mall for different types of upgrades:

Wesbrook Mall upgardes
Upgrades to Wesbrook Mall will be done in phases as funding allows

Feature Crosswalk

Musqueam crosswalk
The Musqueam crosswalk at the intersection of University Boulevard and Wesbrook Mall

A “feature crosswalk” at the intersection of University Boulevard and Wesbrook Mall was designed collaboratively between UBC and Musqueam to enhance the arrival experience to campus. The design of the crosswalk uses the UBC and Musqueam crests woven together, acknowledging that UBC is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.

Upgrades Status

The first phase of construction was completed in fall 2019. This work was completed in two parts:

Winter to Spring 2019:

  • Roadwork completed on Wesbrook Mall between Student Union Boulevard and north of University Boulevard.

Spring to Fall 2019:

  • Roadwork completed on Wesbrook Mall from north of University Boulevard to 16th Avenue. This included:
    • A complete redesign and rebuild of the intersection at University Boulevard.
    • The addition of dedicated bus lanes.
    • The addition of a new bike lane and improved pedestrian crossings.

Next Steps

The remaining phases of future work along Wesbrook Mall will be completed as funding allows starting with Phase 2 next summer, which will include the section of Wesbrook Mall from University Boulevard to the south side of Agronomy Road.

Questions? 

Contact Aviva Savelson, Senior Manager, Public Engagement at aviva.savelson@ubc.ca or 604 822-0273

Construction Notice

For information on construction and detours at UBC see Construction and Transit Updates