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People cycling on the protected bike lane near Point Grey Road at Macdonald Street

Seaside Greenway Completion and York Bikeway

We are working to:

  1. Improve walking and cycling routes between Jericho Beach Park and Burrard Bridge
  2. Complete the Seaside Greenway to create safe and comfortable connections

Once complete, you will be able to enjoy a safe and comfortable 28-km walking and cycling route that begins at the Vancouver Convention Centre and ends at Spanish Banks Park.

What's happening

December open house: learn about construction

Join us at a drop in information session to learn about construction activities in the area and next steps, and to ask any questions.

December 13, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Phase 2

Completing the last 2 km in the greenway

We will:

  • Improve walking conditions and connections to waterfront parks along Point Grey Road
  • Enhance the public realm and expand green space
  • Coordinate construction with sewer and water main upgrades
  • Improve safety by reducing potential conflicts between people exiting their driveways and people walking along the greenway

View the final designs

What to expect

Sidewalks, intersections, and bike lanes

  • North sidewalks will be widened to 3 m. Boulevards (between the street and sidewalk) will be 1.4 – 2.7 m wide. Back boulevards (between the sidewalk and residences) will be at least 1.2 m wide. Boulevards will provide for improved sight lines between people walking and driving.
  • North sidewalks will be made flat (without driveway letdowns) to improve accessibility for people with physical constraints.
  • South sidewalks won't change.
  • Three intersections will have raised crosswalks to improve accessibility.
  • Protected bike lanes won't be added. People will ride in the road like on other residential bike routes.

Trees

  • Some trees will be removed to free up space for widened sidewalks and to accommodate construction activities.
  • Up to 40 additional trees will be planted as part of the project to enhance green space and help us make progress on Urban Forest Strategy targets.

Parking and road width

  • Parking will be maintained on the south side of Point Grey Road.
  • Point Grey Road will have a consistent width from Tatlow Park to Alma Street.

Learn about construction work

Point Grey Road Seaside Greenway completion and water/sewer construction

We are making public realm improvements and widening the sidewalk for the final phase of the Seaside Greenway along Point Grey Road.

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Phase 2 underway (2015 – 2017)

Phase 2 will complete a critical 2 km gap in the Seaside Greenway along Point Grey Road. We will:

  • Improve walking conditions and connections to waterfront parks along Point Grey Road
  • Enhance the public realm and expand green space
  • Coordinate construction with sewer and water main upgrades
  • Improve safety by reducing potential conflicts between people exiting their driveways and people walking along the greenway

Select Show more or + for past updates on Phase 2.

Phase 1 complete (2012 – 2014)

Phase 1 created a safe, convenient, and comfortable walking and cycling connection between Burrard Bridge and Jericho Beach.

We were awarded the 2015 "Public agency Council achievement award of excellence" by the Institute of Transportation Engineers for our Phase 1 work.

Select Show more or + for details about Phase 1.

Public engagement

June 2015 open house information displays

  • Welcome, key to boards, and introduction  (3 MB)
    • Backgound
    • Background continued
    • Phase 2 work
    • Project timeline
    • Next steps
  • Improved walking  (25 MB)
    • Improved walking
    • Limits of work
    • Alma to Waterloo - sections
    • Alma to Waterloo - Plans
    • Waterloo to Balaclava - sections
    • Waterloo to Balaclava - plans
    • Balaclava to Tatlow Park - sections
    • Balaclava to Tatlow Park - plans
  • Neighbourhood traffic  (5 MB)
    • Proposed cul-de-sacs
    • Neighbourhood traffic
    • Approved measures and alternative option A
    • Alternative options B and C
    • West 4th Avenue signal options

May 2013 open house information displays

January 2013 open house information displays

Consultation summary reports

Newsletters and notification letters

Reports and documents

Council reports

Recommended design and images

ICBC documents

For crashes at specific locations or corridors outlined on our crash maps, ICBC typically excludes crashes involving parked vehicles or those which occurred in parking lots. This is because ICBC cannot systematically separate crashes that occurred in or at a residence, parking lot, or those that involved vehicles attempting to parallel park on the road, from those that occurred on the road. Consequently, this excludes crashes between bicycles and parked car doors as well as between bicycles and vehicles in the process of parking.

If we do include crashes that involved parked vehicles or those occurring in parking lots, we can confirm that there were five incidents involving cyclists  on Point Grey Road (from Trafalgar St to Jericho Park) between 2008-2012, and 46 incidents involving cyclists on Cornwall Avenue (from Burrard St to Trafalgar St) from 2008-2012. In total, 33 of these 51 incidents are included in ICBC’s online crash maps.

These numbers do not include incidents where the cyclist did not make a claim with ICBC, hit and run incidents, and those caused by a vehicle avoiding a cyclist (where there was no actual contact with the cyclist or bicycle).

Maps

Reference documents

Work leading up to this project

Staff will review and consider the following plans while developing a plan for the Seaside Greenway Completion.

  • Transportation 2040 Plan (2012)
    Supports a network of walking and cycling routes that feel safe, convenient, comfortable and fun for people of all ages and abilities.

  • Transportation Plan (1997)
    Walking and cycling is identified as the City’s two highest transportation priorities.

  • Vancouver Greenways Plan (1995)
    The Seaside Greenway is identified as incomplete. There is a gap between Kitsilano Beach Park and Jericho Beach Park.

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Contact the project team

PointGrey.Cornwall@vancouver.ca