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Creating outdoor community spaces

Green Streets and Greenways in Vancouver

The City is committed to creating outdoor spaces that help build a sense of community, encourage people to get around without using their cars, and reduce our carbon footprint.

Learn what the City is doing, and how you can help enhance Vancouver's streets and sidewalks.

How the City is making our streets and sidewalks greener

Concept illustration of plaza at 800 Robson Street looking west

Robson Street and Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza

Check out the design concept for the new 800 Robson St plaza and our findings from the community engagement process.

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Greenways for walking and cycling

We design and build safe, nature-rich paths that encourage you to explore Vancouver without using your car through the Greenways program.

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VIVA Vancouver: Creating vibrant public spaces

VIVA Vancouver is a program that transforms road spaces into vibrant spaces for walking and gathering.

How you can make our streets and sidewalks greener

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Beautifying your boulevard and street

The City runs programs that allow residents to volunteer to tend to street gardens in traffic calming spaces, and provides guidelines for boulevard gardening.

Community Gardens in Vancouver are available for you to use

Community gardens

Joining a community garden is a great way to enjoy locally grown food, connect with nature, meet your neighbours, and be healthy. Find a current or proposed garden near you, and plan a new garden in your neighbourhood.

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Robson Street and Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza