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Point Grey section of 28km Seaside Greenway now complete

September 7 2017 Residents invited to enjoy family-friendly activities at Volunteer Park to celebrate the completion of work

“Since the City’s made basic improvements to the Point Grey section of the Seaside Greenway, walkers have increased by a third and cycling traffic has quadrupled."

Colourful event booth outside with people and banners that read: Walk+Bike+Roll

Residents are invited to a casual family-friendly celebration this Saturday, September 9 in Volunteer Park from 12 pm-3 pm to mark the completion of the Point Grey section of the Seaside Greenway.

The all ages and abilities recreational facility now stretches from the Vancouver Convention Centre, loops around Stanley Park and False Creek, and ends at Spanish Banks Park.

“Completing this stretch of Vancouver’s 28 km long Seaside Greenway between Volunteer Park and Jericho Beach means people of all ages and abilities can safely and comfortably explore the city,” says Mayor Gregor Robertson. “Since the City has made basic improvements to the Point Grey section of the Seaside Greenway, walkers have increased by a third and cycling traffic has quadrupled. I encourage everyone to get out and experience this fantastic public space no matter whether you walk, bike, skate or stroll.”

Increase of people walking and cycling

Since completing Phase 1 of the Seaside Greenway project in 2014, the number of people walking and cycling on Point Grey Road has increased:

  • Walking: from 600 per day to 900 (weekday)
  • Cycling: from 600 per day to 2,700 (weekday)

The first phase of improvements to connect Burrard Bridge to Jericho Beach was completed in 2014, and included extensive improvements to the Burrard and Cornwall intersection. 

Improvements

Over the last year, work was done to improve walking conditions, widen sidewalks, expand green space, improve connections to waterfront parks along Point Grey Road, and improve the public realm by installing benches, lighting, and a water fountain. In particular, focus was put on safety improvements to reduce potential conflict between people walking and people exiting their driveways by vehicle. ​New trees and grass within the boulevards will be planted in the fall when the weather is cooler to ensure they have a better chance of thriving. 

Work to complete the Seaside Greenway in Point Grey was coordinated with sewer separation work and water main upgrades along both Point Grey Road and Alma Street.

The City extends its thanks to residents, businesses, and travelers for their patience while the water and sewer upgrades and improvements to the Seaside Greenway were under way. For more information about the Point Grey – Seaside Greenway project, visit vancouver.ca/pointgreycornwall