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 access and 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 section of the 28km-long Seaside Greenway that is not separated

About the project

This project will:

  • Establish a separated bike path that connects Balsam Street to Ogden Avenue across the park
  • Improve entryways into the park

We are aware of the challenges associated with the bike and pedestrian routes in this area and will work with the public and stakeholders to find solutions that work for everyone.

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What's happeningProject update

Construction of temporary safety improvements in the south parking lot and on the diagonal dirt path near Balsam Street is taking place in May.

Plan drawings

Temporary bike path through the south parking lot of Kitsilano Beach Park near Cornwall Avenue and Arbutus Street. The changes will include:

  • Separating people on bikes from vehicular traffic with concrete barriers
  • Adding a fifth accessible parking stall and relocating all five stalls to the middle parking bay and creating a new accessible pathway connection into the park
  • Shifting the existing Mobi public bike share station
  • Temporarily removing about 50 parking stalls
  • Creating clear access points to the tennis court from the parking lot
  • Making the northernmost driveway access to the parking lot “exit only"

Plan drawing showing the temporary bike path through the south parking lot of Kitsilano Beach Park near Cornwall Avenue and Arbutus Street.

Temporary diagonal gravel path near Balsam Street

Plan drawing showing the temporary diagonal gravel path near Balsam Street.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Project timeline

  • May 2021

    Temporary safety improvements

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

  • We are here
  • Summer 2021

    Engagement round 1: priorities and possibilities

    Public input on alignment options for the longer-term separated path. Public will be asked to describe their priorities, opportunities, and challenges to integrating a cycling path into Kitsilano Beach Park and review a variety of alignment options and assess opportunities and challenges. Feedback will be used to develop a preferred alignment for the cycling path.

  • Winter 2021

    Engagement round 2 for longer-term separated path

    Focus will be on the preferred alignment determined by the first round of engagement. Public to assess the opportunities and challenges of the preferred alignment for the cycling path. Feedback will be used to finalize the alignment that will be presented to Park Board for decision.

  • Late 2021/Early 2022

    Park Board decision

    The outcomes of engagement will be presented to Park Board commissioners for a decision on the alignment of the separate cycling path.