We’re working to improve cycling connections between two of Vancouver’s most popular walking and cycling routes: the Arbutus Greenway and the Seaside Greenway (Seawall).
The Arbutus Greenway is an 8.8-kilometre active travel route stretching from near Fir St and W 6th Ave in the north to the Fraser River in the south. The greenway provides a safe and comfortable cycling route for people of all ages and abilities (AAA).
The Seaside Greenway (Seawall) is a 28-kilometre route along Vancouver’s coastline. Most of the route has dedicated bike lanes that are separate from cars, making it an attractive route for walking, biking and rolling.
What's happeningConnecting the greenways
The Pine St and W 1st Ave Link became the preferred route and a priority for implementation in 2018.
In 2022, we will be reviewing community feedback and refining the design. We anticipate implementing the link with interim materials in 2023 and adjusting where needed. Where changes are successful, permanent construction may occur in the future.
Through May and June 2022, we heard from stakeholders along the route with feedback ranging from support for the link to firmer stances opposed. We are now taking time to further review the feedback and explore design alternatives on Pine St and W 1st Ave.
Arbutus to Seaside timeline
Council approves the Arbutus Greenway: Design Vision and Implementation Strategy which identifies creating an active transportation link between the Arbutus Greenway and Seaside Greenway (Seawall) along Pine St and W 1st Ave
Early stakeholder meetings - Conceptual design
Engaged with businesses to learn how they use Pine St and how vehicles and bikes circulate
Identified how changes can accommodate access, egress, and loading requirements while meeting the City’s AAA cycling standards
Community conversations - Detailed design
Update residents and businesses on the proposed design with door knocking, email notifications, notification letter drop offs, and online information sessions
Review community feedback
Circle back to businesses along the route
Finalize design based on community conversations
We are here
Share revised design with the community
Implement the Link using interim materials
Monitor changes and adjust as needed
2023 and beyond
Permanent construction where changes are successful