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Canada Line Bridge Pedestrian and Cyclist Connections Project

Canada Line Bridge

The Canada Line Bridge Connections Project, when complete, will link the Heather, Cambie, Ontario, and Kent Avenue bikeways to the Canada Line Pedestrian-Cyclist Bridge. The Canada Line Bridge crosses the Fraser River from Vancouver into Richmond.

Project goals

  • Encourage people of all ages and abilities to get around their city through active transportation (such as walking and cycling) in a comfortable, convenient, and enjoyable way.
  • Address existing safety issues along Kent Avenue North by providing designated space for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Establish a safe, convenient and comfortable connection between the Canada Line Pedestrian-Cyclist Bridge and existing Heather, Cambie, and Ontario street bikeways.

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Recent developments with this project

Project update: Construction ongoing

January 30, 2014 — Construction is ongoing. The paint work is weather dependent and will begin when the weather improves. Once paint work begins, traffic barriers will be installed and parking regulations will change along Cambie Street. We now expect all work to be complete by summer 2014.

Construction begins September

August 22, 2013 — Construction will begin on this project starting the first week of September 2013.

Council approves project

June 12, 2013 — City Council approved the Canada Line Bridge Pedestrian and Cyclists Connections Project. Construction is expected to begin in summer 2013.

What do you think about this project?

May 6, 2013 — Thanks for your input on the Canada Line Pedestrian and Cycling Connections Project. Our online questionnaire is now closed. Staff will be reviewing and compiling all of the feedback that was gathered through the online questionnaire and from the information sessions to present to Vancouver City Council in June 2013.

Information sessions

April 18, 2013 — We held two drop-in information sessions on April 13 and 17 for you to learn more about the project. City staff were onsite to discuss the design and answer questions.

Reports and documents

Information session display boards

Project overview and process

March 2013

City staff will continue to collect and analyze data, meet with local businesses and prepare preliminary design concepts for the route.

April 2013

An information meeting will be held to provide you with information about the project and to seek feedback.

Late spring 2013

City staff will report to Council on what was heard from the the businesses, the public and other stakeholders. The report will include information on the proposed design and  funding needed to proceed with construction. Council will then decide how the project will proceed.

Fall 2013

Construction is expected to begin.

Work leading up to the project

Temporary connections to the bikeways were installed when the bridge opened, consisting of crosswalks and crossbikes, temporary concrete curbing, sharrows and directional signage. While the temporary measures designated a connection from the Canada Line Bridge to the Heather and Cambie Street bikeways, it is necessary to improve these and other bikeway connections in the area.

The bikeway network in the area includes:

  • Kent Avenue Bikeway (on-street, running east from Ontario Street into the City of Burnaby)
  • Ontario Bikeway (on-street, north-south route, east of the Canada Line Bridge)
  • Heather Bikeway (on-street, north-south route, west of the Canada Line Bridge)
  • Cambie Street Separated Path (off-street shared path, east side of Cambie running north from SW Marine Drive)

View Vancouver bikeway routes

Use our Bicycle Route Map and Guide to explore our extensive network of bike routes

Cycling routes and maps

Download a map of the Vancouver cycling network, plan your route, and learn about bike parking. We’re improving and expanding our cycling network to include greenways and protected bike lanes.