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City to launch consultation on the future Arbutus Greenway

January 18 2017

“The City’s acquisition of the Arbutus Corridor is game-changing expansion of our seawall-greenway network, connecting False Creek to the Fraser River,” says Mayor Gregor Robertson.

The Arbutus Greenway is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reimagine a former railway corridor, and we want your help developing the vision.

“The City’s acquisition of the Arbutus Corridor is game-changing expansion of our seawall-greenway network, connecting False Creek to the Fraser River,” says Mayor Gregor Robertson. “I’m excited to see the future Arbutus Greenway be shaped by Vancouverites’ vision for a vibrant green transportation corridor that residents from all corners of the city can enjoy. I encourage everyone to get out and experience the temporary Greenway and bring their most creative ideas to the table.”

Location of the Arbutus Greenway

Spanning approximately nine kilometres, the greenway runs parallel to Arbutus Street and West Boulevard through four unique neighbourhoods:

  • Kitsilano
  • Arbutus Ridge
  • Kerrisdale
  • Marpole

Once completed, it will connect people, parks and communities from False Creek to the Fraser River, and be a citywide destination for generations to come.

Join the conversation

From January 18 through February 15, help create a vision for the future Arbutus Greenway.

Take the survey

The survey is open until February 15 and is in English and Chinese.

Take the survey now 請參與問卷調

Attend an open house

Visit our pop-up hot chocolate kiosk on February 1

How we will use your input

Community input will be used to develop a vision statement that will be reported out in March. Building on that vision, the Arbutus Greenway project team will develop several design concepts to share with the public during the next phase of engagement in fall 2017.

About the greenway

Back in March 2016, we purchased 42 acres of land from Canadian Pacific Railway for the purpose of creating a high-quality public space for walking, cycling, and future streetcar. In addition to being a transportation corridor, the greenway is also an opportunity for public art, plazas, and so much more.

Learn more about the greenway