Pinetree Way Enhancements

Coquitlam, BC

The City of Coquitlam is currently constructing three new Skytrain stations, which spurred on the revitalization of 1.2 km along the City's main street.

Creating a Hub

The new transit stations are expected to bring new mixed-use developments, and the revitalized streetscape will transform the neighbourhood into a vibrant commercial, residential and cultural hub by providing a pedestrian-friendly destination. Five new plazas will provide pedestrians with a "refuge" from the hustle and bustle of the urban neighbourhood.

Light Columns

Public art is a big part of placemaking, and Pinetree Way will feature unique light columns that are designed to shimmer like the Northern Lights. These will create iconic arrival statements and can be preprogrammed.

The Stream

Another unique feature of this streetscape is an in-sidewalk "stream" made from crushed glass with an epoxy coating. This element will create a reflective surface that will reflect light at night, creating water ripple patterns on the bottom of the Skytrain platform.

Pedestrians First

To improve pedestrian safety in the area, traffic calming measures will be implemented, such as curb bulges, on-street parking, signal coordination and rumble strips. There will also be a 4 metre wide multi-use path to accommodate future high volumes of pedestrian and cyclist traffic.

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