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Celebration of the Arbutus Greenway temporary path

July 10 2017

“The Arbutus Greenway is a game-changing expansion of Vancouver’s seawall-greenway network with tremendous potential as a vibrant, green transportation corridor that residents from all corners of the City can enjoy."

Vancouver Mayor talking to children at Arbutus Greenway

On Saturday afternoon, Mayor Gregor Robertson and Jerry Dobrovolny joined the community to celebrate the Arbutus Greenway temporary path.

Walk, cycle, or roll

“Averaging 2,000 cyclists and almost 700 pedestrians per day, the Arbutus Greenway is already buzzing with activity from False Creek to the Fraser River,” says Mayor Gregor Robertson. “The Arbutus Greenway is a game-changing expansion of Vancouver’s seawall-greenway network with tremendous potential as a vibrant, green transportation corridor that residents from all corners of the City can enjoy. This summer, I encourage everyone to get out and experience the Greenway, and bring us your most bold and creative ideas to shape its future.”

The Arbutus Greenway temporary path is a nine-kilometer, north-south connection that provides people with a safe, accessible path for walking, cycling, and rolling.

It reimagines a historic rail corridor, and builds community by connecting people, parks, and places.

Path features

The temporary path features:

  • An accessible, all weather surface
  • A bark mulch path for walking and jogging
  • Separate areas for walking and cycling
  • New pavement markings at local and major street crossings
  • New traffic signals at major street crossing
  • Portable washrooms, waste receptacles, and benches
  • MOBI bike share stations

The temporary path was constructed to give people the opportunity to enjoy the space and enjoy the corridor while the future Arbutus Greenway is being planned and designed.

Help us shape the final design

“Earlier this year we asked residents about their vision and values for the future Arbutus Greenway. The feedback we received is playing an instrumental role in the development of the Arbutus Greenway masterplan” says Jerry Dobrovolny, General Manager of Engineering Services. “We will be asking for your input on design possibilities this fall, and your input will help us shape the final design for the greenway. Please ensure you are connected with the project to receive updates on how you can be involved.”

A little over a year after the purchase of the Arbutus Corridor, the temporary path has become a popular destination within the City of Vancouver, with thousands of people using the path every day.

Come explore the Arbutus Greenway!