Kitsilano Beach Park Seaside Greenway Improvements

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Yew Street path in Kitsilano Beach Park is a shared walking, rolling, and cycling path

Share your input on a separated cycling path in Kitsilano Beach Park. Help us improve the Seaside Greenway at Kitsilano Beach Park to make it a comfortable route for all users, including children, families, and people with reduced mobility.

Kitsilano Beach Park is one of Vancouver’s most popular parks, and we want to make it safer and easier for people to travel to and through the park. We are exploring options to introduce a separated cycling path that will connect Balsam Street with Ogden Avenue and include a section within Kitsilano Beach Park.

We want to know what is important to park and pathway users regarding how you access and connect to Kitsilano Beach Park and the Seaside Greenway. Your input will help us to develop design options for a separated cycle path that make it a safe and comfortable route for all users, including children, families, and people with reduced mobility while reducing conflicts between park users.

Round 1 of engagement was open from August 10-30, 2021 and is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey to identify values and priorities for a separated cycling path in Kitsilano Beach Park. Your feedback will help us identify different cycle path route options. Please check back this fall for a summary report of what we heard, and for the next round of engagement. You can also email us at kitsgreenway@vancouver.ca or call 3-1-1 with questions or comments.

The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation acknowledges, with respect, that our parks are located on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

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Share your input on a separated cycling path in Kitsilano Beach Park. Help us improve the Seaside Greenway at Kitsilano Beach Park to make it a comfortable route for all users, including children, families, and people with reduced mobility.

Kitsilano Beach Park is one of Vancouver’s most popular parks, and we want to make it safer and easier for people to travel to and through the park. We are exploring options to introduce a separated cycling path that will connect Balsam Street with Ogden Avenue and include a section within Kitsilano Beach Park.

We want to know what is important to park and pathway users regarding how you access and connect to Kitsilano Beach Park and the Seaside Greenway. Your input will help us to develop design options for a separated cycle path that make it a safe and comfortable route for all users, including children, families, and people with reduced mobility while reducing conflicts between park users.

Round 1 of engagement was open from August 10-30, 2021 and is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey to identify values and priorities for a separated cycling path in Kitsilano Beach Park. Your feedback will help us identify different cycle path route options. Please check back this fall for a summary report of what we heard, and for the next round of engagement. You can also email us at kitsgreenway@vancouver.ca or call 3-1-1 with questions or comments.

The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation acknowledges, with respect, that our parks are located on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

Translations

The automatic translation tool* is available for: Traditional Chinese [繁體中文] Simplified Chinese [简体中文] Punjabi [ਪੰਜਾਬੀ], Filipino [Tagalog], Vietnamese [Tiếng Việt], French [Français], Korean [한국어], Japanese [日本語] and Spanish [Español] – please see the tool at the top-right of this page.

*Note: the translation service on our website is hosted by Google Translate. As this is a third-party service, we cannot guarantee the quality or accuracy of any translated content.

  • Project background

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    Aerial view of Kitsilano Beach Park showing the current route of the pathway from Balsam Street to Ogden Avenue in a dotted yellow line

    The Seaside Greenway in and adjacent to Kitsilano Beach Park is one of the most popular sections of the City's walking, rolling, and cycling network. It is also one of the only sections of the 28km‐long Seaside Greenway connecting the Vancouver Convention Centre to Spanish Banks that does not provide separate paths for cycling and walking/rolling, which has led to some access and safety concerns. Between 2013 and 2018, the Park Board conducted engagement around the cycling path route and heard from from local residents and cycling groups. We want to connect with broader community members and park users to hear what you think are key considerations for the separated cycle path.

    Currently, there is a shared path within the park for people walking, rolling, and cycling, and a temporary protected bike path through the south parking lot of the park. A designated bikeway on the residential streets immediately east of the park, including Arbutus Street, serve the surrounding neighbourhood and people accessing Kitsilano Beach Park.

    This project will establish a separated bike path that connects Balsam Street to Ogden Avenue across the park and improve entryways into the park. The Project is being led by the Park Board. City Engineering staff will be providing their active transportation design and construction expertise, including looking at possible reallocation of street space.

  • Engagement process

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    There will be three rounds of public engagement.

    1. The first round, beginning in August, will ask park and Greenway users, residents, and businesses what is important to them regarding how they access and connect to Kitsilano Beach Park and the Seaside Greenway.
    2. The second round in the fall will ask people to evaluate different separated cycle path design options based on the values and priorities identified in round 1, and will help identify a preferred route for the path.
    3. The third round in early 2022 will help to confirm and fine-tune the preferred route.

    As a local resident or as someone who visits the park or uses the Seaside Greenway, you know the park and pathway inside and out. We would like to hear what is most important to you when it comes to using the Kitsilano Beach Park and the Seaside Greenway – whether you travel to or through the park. Hearing from you at this early stage will ensure that we understand your priorities and values, which will inform design of route options for the path. We will be reaching out for a second round of engagement to ask for specific feedback on those alignment options later this year.

  • Parks and City Policy

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    This project aligns with VanPlay, Vancouver’s Parks and Recreation Services Master Plan by prioritizing the safety, access, and comfort of park users, offering flexible amenities to different users, delivering multiple functions such as walking, rolling, and wheeling, and creating more routes to walk or roll to and through parks and recreation places.

    The new pathway supports VanSplash Aquatics Strategy by improving access to water for aquatics use. It supports the Climate Emergency Action Plan by providing more space for and easier access to active transportation networks. Expanding and improving a sustainable, low carbon transportation network reduces the City’s carbon pollution. The new pathway also aligns with the Healthy City Strategy by providing safe, accessible, active ways of getting around and recreating. More information on related policy can be found here.

  • 分享您對在基斯蘭奴海灘公園 (Kitsilano Beach Park) 設立獨立單車徑的看法。

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    基斯蘭奴海灘公園是溫哥華其中一個最受歡迎的公園,我們希望令這裡更加安全,同時更方便市民來往及穿越公園。

    助我們改善基斯蘭奴海灘公園的海濱綠化道 (Seaside Greenway),讓這裡可以成為所有使用者都可享用的舒適路徑,並適合兒童、家庭和行動能力有限人士使用。

    我們希望知道您對使用基斯蘭奴海灘公園和海濱綠化道,以及這些地點的連接路線上的重要考慮。

    請在 2021 年 8 月 10 日至 30 日期間參與網上調查,告訴我們您對設立橫越基斯蘭奴海灘公園的單車徑路線的看法和優先考慮。 [insert survey link]

    您可利用 [Shape Your City] 網頁右上角的翻譯功能來翻譯文字。

  • 分享您对基斯兰奴海滩公园 (Kitsilano Beach Park) 分离式自行车道的意见。

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    基斯兰奴海滩公园是温哥华最受欢迎的公园之一,我们希望人们能更安全、更便捷地前往和穿行该公园。

    帮助我们改善基斯兰奴海滩公园的海滨绿化道 (Seaside Greenway),让所有人都能轻松使用,包括儿童、家庭和行动不便者。

    我们想知道在基斯兰奴海滩公园和海滨绿化道的交通和连通方面,您主要关心什么。

    2021年8月10日至30日参与有关基斯兰奴海滩公园自行车道的在线调查,将您认为的优先事项告诉我们。 [link to survey]

    使用 Shape Your City 网页右上角的翻译功能来翻译文本。

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