Location
  • Vancouver, BC
Client
  • The City of Vancouver
Completion
2018
Collaborators
  • BC Barrier Free Design
  • Hemmera
  • Lucent Quay
  • Maureen Smith Consulting
  • Mott McDonald
  • PBX Engineering
  • Urban Systems
DIALOG Services
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Planning & Urban Design
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The Arbutus Greenway is a north-south transportation corridor that connects people, parks and places from False Creek to the Fraser River. The design envisions a vibrant and dynamic corridor for walking, wheeling, cycling, and a future streetcar line, that passes through eight distinct character zones. This project reimagines a historic rail corridor and provides a high-quality, accessible public space for walking, cycling, as well as space for a future streetcar route. It will be a destination that fosters both movement and rich social interaction – inspired by nature and the stories of the places it connects.
The Arbutus Greenway will be a destination which fosters both movement and rich social interaction - inspired by nature and the stories of the places it connects.
City of Vancouver Vision Statement
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It All Started With A Sketch

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The Design Story 01

The zones connect the city by amplifying and celebrating their own distinct characters.

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The Design Story 02

Each zone onlays the immediate neighbourhoods needs and wants in an authentic way.

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The Design Story 03

The zones connect the city by amplifying and celebrating their own distinct characters.

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Zoning in

Arbutus Greenway goes through distinct Vancouver neighbourhoods including Kitsilano, Arbutus Ridge, Shaughnessy, Kerrisdale and Marpole. It is divided into eight distinct zones.
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Zone 2: Electric Alley Defined by large overhead frames that are enhanced by public art, overhead lighting and weather protection. Electric Alley, which runs from West Broadway to 16th Avenue, is anchored by two plaza areas
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Zone 5: Kerrisdale Pass Kerrisdale Pass, which runs from West 37th to 49th Avenue, is centrally located in the largest retail and civic hub on the greenway. A plaza provides a vibrant place for performance, programming, ente
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Zone 7: Marpole Meander The Marpole Meander, which runs from West 57th Ave to Marine Drive, includes recreation opportunities such as a bike-skills course, ping-pong tables and a giant chess board that provide places to play