Get involved

Participate in events, online surveys, and provide feedback as we develop design options for the Arbutus Greenway.

The Arbutus Greenway will be a destination for people from all over Vancouver, and we want your help. 

Throughout the planning process, we will keep you informed, listen to public aspirations and concerns, and provide feedback on how public input influenced design options.

Planning the greenway

Projects like this take time, especially with complex engineering requirements and to ensure we have a meaningful public process that brings together all the best ideas from the community.

As part of the planning and design process, the project team had 7,000 touchpoints with members of the public at over 50 events, including a multi-day “charrette” or design workshop, numerous stakeholder workshops, open houses, and online surveys.

Here’s where we've come from.

  • 2016

    Temporary path

    We built a temporary path for everyone to enjoy while we plan and design the future greenway.

  • Early 2017

    Visioning

    We consulted with stakeholders and the public on the vision for the future greenway.

  • Fall 2017

    Design options

    We developed several design options for the future greenway. We consulted with residents during the Design Jam.

    Learn more about the Design Jam

  • April 2018

    Proposed design concept

    Drawing on public input and technical analysis, the proposed design concept features walking, cycling, and future streetcar paths, as well as public realm amenities.

  • September 2018

    Option Lands

    Council approved the removal of the lands between West 1st Ave and West 5th Ave from the Arbutus Corridor Official Development Plan.

    The amendment does not change the existing zoning of the Option Lands. Any potential rezoning would be considered in a future public process.

  • November 2019

    False Creek Official Development Plan amendment

    Public consultation on the proposed amendment to the False Creek Official Development Plan. The amendment is the final step in the planning process related to the “Option Lands” in the Arbutus Greenway corridor. The Option Lands were identified as not being needed for future greenway purposes.

  • We are here
  • Early 2021

    Zone 3 detailed design engagement

    Proposed design for character zone 3 share and public invited to provide feedback before the design is finalized. Character zone 3 is a 600-metre section stretching from 16th Ave to West King Edward Ave, called “The Ridge.”

  • Late 2022

    Council decision

    The detail design for zone 3 will be presented to Council for review.

  • 2023/2024

    Construction

    Zone 3 construction timeline