A cyclist rides their bike along Wall Street.

Portside Greenway

Did you know?

Greenways are car-lite to car-free AAA active transportation corridors, that serve as high-quality continuous public spaces.

We are planning to upgrade and expand the Portside Greenway to create a continuous route from Alexander Street to Boundary Road that prioritizes safe, comfortable walking, biking, and rolling, with great public spaces along the way.

The Portside Greenway has been identified in many plans over the years, including the Greenways Plan (7.4 MB) (1995), Transportation 2040 (2012), and the Vancouver Plan (2022). The project also supports key civic priorities including equity and climate action.

What's happeningPhase 1 public engagement is closed

The input we received will help shape design concepts for the greenway. Design concepts will be shared in our next round of engagement later this year.

An engagement summary will be shared this summer.

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Project location

The Portside Greenway follows the industrial waterfront of Burrard Inlet from Alexander Street, along the Powell Street overpass, Wall Street, running adjacent to Bridgeway and ending at the Trans Canada Trail at Boundary Road.

It also links popular destinations and community spaces such as:

  • Maple Tree Square
  • Powell Brewery
  • New Brighton Park
  • Bates Park
  • Trinity Park
  • Hastings Park (PNE)
  • Wall St Community Garden
  • Meditation Park

Timeline

  • April to May 2023

    Phase 1

    • Discuss project goals and how you use Portside today
    • Share ideas and concerns for each section
  • Fall 2023

    Phase 2

    • Learn what was heard in Phase 1
    • Review initial concepts

  • Late 2024

    Phase 3

    • Learn what was heard in Phase 2
    • Review refined concepts

  • 2025 and beyond

    Construction

Related plans and policies

Transportation 2040 Plan

Our plan provides a vision for how people and goods move in and around Vancouver for the next 30 years.

Vancouver Plan

Through the Vancouver Plan, we are looking to expand and intensity the current network of greenways.

Green rainwater infrastructure

Learn how green rainwater infrastructure promotes sustainable rainwater management to enhance our city’s resilience to climate change.

Climate Emergency Action Plan

Our plan focuses on cutting carbon pollution from our biggest local sources: burning fossil fuels in our buildings and vehicles.