Neighbourhood greenways: Improving connections in your community

Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood Greenway

Neighbourhood greenways are small-scale, local connections for pedestrians and cyclists linking parks, natural areas, historic sites, amenities, and commercial streets.

Local residents initiate neighbourhood greenways, which are seen as partnerships between the City and communities. 

The City provides assistance in the design, development and construction of neighbourhood greenways. The community is expected to take the lead, and to maintain the space once completed.

Neighbourhood greenway map

There are currently nine neighbourhood greenways.

How to initiate a neighbourhood greenway

To start the process for a neighbourhood greenway in your community:

  • Explore other neighbourhood greenways to get inspired and help develop your idea
  • Build interest and support for the project within your local community
  • Develop preliminary design ideas — this may include a sketch, or a list of ideas and activities — and submit it to the City for review

Since the process is community driven, a neighbourhood greenway may take a number of years to develop.

Grants for neighbourhood greenways

You may be eligible for a grant from the Neighbourhood Matching Fund to support your neighbourhood greenway initiative.

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Contact us about neighbourhood greenways

Email: greenstreets@vancouver.ca