Stanley Park - Mobility Study

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Cyclists and person pushing stroller on multi-use path in park


The Vancouver Park Board is undertaking a Mobility Study to create new ideas and analyze options for improving access into and through Stanley Park. A focus of the study is to consider “green” transportation modes and determine the potential opportunities and challenges of different approaches to reducing private vehicle traffic. We need to learn more about how you travel into the Park and understand what you value about your experience. A bike lane with adjacent vehicle traffic on Park Drive, for example, is only one of many options being considered.

The Mobility Study will include data collection, analysis on travel patterns in the Park, and engagement with stakeholders and the public. The outcomes of this study will help inform future planning work, including but not limited to the Stanley Park Comprehensive Plan, a long-range plan and 100-year vision for the Park currently underway in partnership with Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations as part of our work on reconciliation.

Some key purposes of this study are to: 

  • Understand potential opportunities and challenges of reducing private vehicle traffic in Stanley Park 

  • Explore ways to improve access into Stanley Park 

  • Enhance the experience of visiting Stanley Park

Our survey was open May 18 to June 9 and has now closed. Staff are in the process of compiling public feedback. Please keep an eye on this page for more updates.


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.


The Vancouver Park Board is undertaking a Mobility Study to create new ideas and analyze options for improving access into and through Stanley Park. A focus of the study is to consider “green” transportation modes and determine the potential opportunities and challenges of different approaches to reducing private vehicle traffic. We need to learn more about how you travel into the Park and understand what you value about your experience. A bike lane with adjacent vehicle traffic on Park Drive, for example, is only one of many options being considered.

The Mobility Study will include data collection, analysis on travel patterns in the Park, and engagement with stakeholders and the public. The outcomes of this study will help inform future planning work, including but not limited to the Stanley Park Comprehensive Plan, a long-range plan and 100-year vision for the Park currently underway in partnership with Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations as part of our work on reconciliation.

Some key purposes of this study are to: 

  • Understand potential opportunities and challenges of reducing private vehicle traffic in Stanley Park 

  • Explore ways to improve access into Stanley Park 

  • Enhance the experience of visiting Stanley Park

Our survey was open May 18 to June 9 and has now closed. Staff are in the process of compiling public feedback. Please keep an eye on this page for more updates.


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

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    This page contains important information about mobility in Stanley Park. Please use the automatic translation tool, located at the top-right of this page.

    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].

    *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.

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    Naglalaman ang pahinang ito ng mahalagang impormasyon tungkol sa paggalaw sa Stanley Park. Pakigamit ang awtomatikong tool para sa pagsasaling-wika, na nasa itaas na kanan ng pahinang ito. *Tandaan: ang serbisyo sa pagsasaling-wika sa website namin ay pinagagana ng Google Translate. Dahil ito ay third-party na serbisyo, hindi namin magagarantiya ang kalidad o pagkatumpak ng alinmang naisaling-wikang nilalaman.

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    Esta página contiene información importante sobre movilidad en Stanley Park. Por favor, utilice la herramienta de traducción automática, situada en la parte superior derecha de esta página. *Nota: el servicio de traducción de nuestro sitio web se lleva a cabo con Google Translate. Al tratarse de un servicio de un tercero, no podemos garantizar la calidad ni la exactitud del contenido traducido.

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    Cette page renferme d’importants renseignements sur la mobilité dans Stanley Park. Veuillez utiliser l'outil de traduction automatique, en cliquant en haut à droite de cette page. *Remarque : Le service de traduction de notre site Web est assuré par Google Translate. Comme il s'agit d'un service externe, nous ne pouvons pas garantir la qualité ni l'exactitude du contenu traduit.

  • Project background

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    With well over 10 million visitors per year, Stanley Park is one of the most popular and well-used city parks in Canada. Located at the heart of downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park plays a major role in the overall traffic network of the region.

    Stanley Park is also one of the top tourist destinations in Vancouver and British Columbia, with approximately 39% of all visitors to Vancouver making it a stop on their priority list. There are attractions in the park that draw visitors and locals alike, and Park Drive as a perimeter feature connects several destinations and plays a central role in how people visit the park. The Mobility Study will consider the role the transportation system plays in supporting this network.

    The Stanley Park Mobility Study stems from two initiatives in the park.

    One is the need to study the use, efficiency and the potential future of the transportation network in the park, identified during the Stanley Park Comprehensive Planning process.

    The other is a Park Board motion inspired by the “car-free” pilot project, and the increase in pedestrian and cyclist use of the park, in summer 2020. The car-free pilot was implemented in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was followed by the temporary bike lane pilot, beginning in summer 2021 through to today.

    On June 8, 2020, the Park Board passed a motion to direct staff to: “explore the long term feasibility of reducing motor vehicle traffic in Stanley Park, including but not restricted to, reducing roadways to single lanes while maintaining access to the park, while increasing accessibility for those with disabilities.

    This motion established the need for the Stanley Park Mobility Study, separate from but informing the Comprehensive Plan.

  • Project purpose

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    The Stanley Park Mobility Study will examine the feasibility of different approaches for reducing vehicle traffic in the park through data collection, analysis and engagement. The project involves transportation planning experts, mobility data specialists, and economic specialists, supported by engagement with Park Stakeholders, and a multi-disciplinary team of Park Board and City of Vancouver staff.

    The outcomes of this study will help support and inform future planning work, including the Stanley Park Comprehensive Plan, a long-range plan and 100-year vision for the park currently underway in partnership with Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. The Mobility Study will also help support many other goals and initiatives in the park through the following:

    • Improve mobility patterns and safety throughout the park
    • Understand priorities, park visitation pattern changes, and forecast trends
    • More effectively manage service levels and resource allocations
    • Help in the restoration of forest, wetland, and shoreline habitats and ecosystems and ensure the park's protection, restoration, and resiliency for future generations.
Page last updated: 29 Jun 2022, 04:35 PM