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.
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.
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"
Temporary diagonal gravel path near Balsam Street
Temporary safety improvements
Temporary improvements in the south parking lot and on the diagonal dirt path near Balsam Street.
We are here
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.
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.