View of KitsilanoBeach Park from the Yew Street park entrance facing north. There is a shared walking and cycling path where two people with strollers are standing and talking. The path is lined by a row of trees leading to the beach and English Bay

Kitsilano Beach Park Seaside Greenway improvements project

The Seaside Greenway in and adjacent to Kitsilano Beach Park is one of the:

  • Most popular sections of our pedestrian and cycling network
  • Only sections of the 28km-long Seaside Greenway that is not separated

Temporary bike path on Arbutus Street

As part of our Room to Move initiative, a temporary two-way bike path was installed on Arbutus Street (between McNicoll Avenue and Kitsilano Beach Park’s southern parking lot adjacent to Cornwall Avenue) in August 2021.

Find more information about Room to Move and Making Streets for People.

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About the project

This project will:

  • Establish a safer and more comfortable separated cycling path that connects Balsam St to Ogden Ave across the park for all users, including children, families, and people with reduced mobility
  • Improve entryways into the park

Project timeline

  • May 2021

    Temporary safety improvements

    Temporary improvements in the south parking lot and on the diagonal dirt path near Balsam Street.

  • August 2021

    Engagement round 1: priorities and possibilities

    The first round of engagement will ask park and Greenway users, residents, and businesses what is important to them regarding how they access and connect to Kitsilano Beach Park and the Seaside Greenway.

  • October 2021

    Engagement round 2: cycle path route options

    The second round of engagement will ask people to evaluate different separated cycle path design options based on the values and priorities identified in round 1, and will help identify a preferred route for the path.

  • February 2022

    Engagement round 3: preferred route

    The third round of engagement in early 2022 will help to confirm and fine-tune the preferred route. Feedback will be used to finalize the route that will be presented to the Park Board for decision.

  • April 2022

    Park Board decision

    The Park Board approved the proposed separated cycle path

  • September 2023

    Detailed design

    The detailed design is complete

  • We are here
  • Fall 2024


    Construction targeted to begin

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.

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