Citizen engagement in the Arbutus Greenway corridor in Vancouver




City of Vancouver


Since 2016

Type of experience

participatory planning other


mobility urban planning environment and climate action local development


SDG 11 SDG 13 SDG 15

The Arbutus Greenway will be a defining element of Vancouver's urban landscape as a vibrant and beautiful public space for walking, cycling, and streetcar.


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



Since 2016, there have been more than 25 events and had more than 5,000 participant interactions.


The Arbutus Greenway is a north-south transportation corridor that will connect people, parks, and places from False Creek to the Fraser River. In 2016, the City purchased the land from Canadian Pacific Railway for the purpose of creating a high-quality public space for walking, cycling, and future streetcar.

Opportunities to get involved

 The planning process has included many opportunities for residents, community members, and stakeholders to offer feedback and ideas. Since 2016, we’ve held more than 25 events and had more than 5,000 participant interactions. The purpose of this round of engagement is to seek public input on the proposed design for the future greenway and north/south greenway connections.


Arbutus Greenway Design Jam

The Arbutus Greenway Design Jam was was a multi-day, collaborative workshop with the goal of developing a clear and detailed design for the future Arbutus Greenway.

During the workshop, public participants worked with the project team to explore design possibilities and test emerging designs.

Thank you to everyone that participated and to those that dropped by our open houses and design reveal.

Read the final consultation summary report  (2.96 MB)