Alberta St Blue Green System and Columbia Park Renewal

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This photo of a rain garden next to a bike lane near Sunset Park is an example of what could be propose

We want to hear your ideas for a proposed blue green system along Alberta St and West 43rd Ave, as well as for the renewal of Columbia Park.

Cambie Corridor is growing and so are the demands on its drainage and sewer systems, parks, and public spaces. To provide critical drainage services, park spaces, and transportation options for the neighbourhood, the Alberta Street Blue Green System & Columbia Park Renewal Project will explore innovative ways to make changes to Columbia Park, Alberta Street, and 43rd Avenue to meet our project principles.

Project Principles:

We want to hear your ideas for a proposed blue green system along Alberta St and West 43rd Ave, as well as for the renewal of Columbia Park.

Cambie Corridor is growing and so are the demands on its drainage and sewer systems, parks, and public spaces. To provide critical drainage services, park spaces, and transportation options for the neighbourhood, the Alberta Street Blue Green System & Columbia Park Renewal Project will explore innovative ways to make changes to Columbia Park, Alberta Street, and 43rd Avenue to meet our project principles.

Project Principles:

  • Create a thriving urban ecosystem
  • Respect and celebrate water
  • Support a vibrant, active community
  • Maximize public open spaces

Blue green system on Alberta Street

Alberta Street (from West 37th Avenue to 45th Avenue) will be a park-like street, or blue green system, that provides a connection for people and urban wildlife between Queen Elizabeth Park and Columbia Park.

A blue green system is a network of connected park-like streets that manage water and land in a way that is inspired by nature and designed to replicate natural functions and provide ecosystem services. Learn more in our post on the important drainage functions of blue green systems.

Renewal of Columbia Park

Columbia Park is an important part of the Alberta Street blue green system and a key public benefit priority for the Cambie Corridor Plan. Improvements are required to meet the current and future needs of this growing community, including updating aging amenities, expanding uses, and creating more welcoming park spaces. By including space for green rainwater infrastructure, the park can continue to support a variety of uses while providing benefits of increased biodiversity, enhanced habitat, and greater access to nature in the park.

How can you get involved

1. Review the information boards from Phase 1 and Phase 2 engagement and our consultation summary report from Phase 1.

2. Sign up with your email address to receive project updates and notices about future opportunities to have your say.


Ask us a Question

The Alberta St Blue Green System and Columbia Park Renewal team is happy to answer any questions you may have about process, timelines, or engagement. Ask your questions here.

Questions will typically be answered within 2-5 business days. Questions and responses asked here are shared publicly. 

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    As part of the improvement on Alberta St for the Blue Green System, is it cost effective to build a traffic circle at 46th and Alberta to create a safer environment for cyclists, due to speeding in the area? Also, to place Yield signages at 45th and Alberta (45th Bikeway) to ensure motorist comply with the traffic circle?

    corporatei asked 9 months ago

    Hi there, at this time the project scope along Alberta St is from W 37th Ave to W 45th Ave and I'm afraid your request for a traffic circle is outside of the project scope. I have shared your request for the traffic circle and yield sign with the team and with a staff member of the Transportation Planning team. Thank you. 

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    The survery refers to "rolling": a number of times. What forms of transportation does this include?

    M1 asked 9 months ago

    Hi there, thanks for asking! Rolling refers to ways people can get around on wheeled devices such as skateboard and scooter. You can learn more about how the City is supporting active ways of getting round by visiting the Walk, Bike, Roll and Transit Vancouver.ca page at https://vancouver.ca/streets-transportation/walk-bike-and-transit.aspx

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