7th Avenue Greenway

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Project Update - July 26, 2021

The 7th Avenue Greenway project team would like to thank everyone who came to learn about, and provided feedback on, the design options for the 7th Avenue Greenway. The second round of engagement, including the online survey, is now closed. Whether you came to speak with us at the Open House, joined us online for the Virtual Open House, participated in the online survey or submitted a question on the Engage Mission site, the project team is grateful for your interest and input.

A detailed summary of the second round of public engagement will soon be posted to the Documents section of this project page.

The project team will now recommend and select a preferred design for the greenway, using what we heard from the second round of public engagement, working towards construction of the greenway in the future.

Check back here soon for further updates and information!


Project Update, July 5, 2021

We have undertaken the first round of public engagement for the proposed 7th Avenue Greenway. Thank you to the hundreds of community members who provided feedback on this project through survey responses, social media posts, emails, and calls to municipal staff. We appreciate your input, which will help Council decide on the greenway design that best meets our overall community needs. An engagement summary report is available in the documents section of this site, which can be accessed here.

If you participated in the engagement, you know that the proposed 6.5 km greenway route will provide a safe and convenient space, for people who want more choice in how they move around the City for commuting, health, and leisure. One thing the recent pandemic-induced travel restrictions has shown us is just how much our own community has to offer when it comes to amenities and adventure. We have created a community that is uniquely ours, that celebrates our past and current cultural mosaic, and strengthens our ties to recreation, education, and commercial districts. The 7th Avenue Greenway will allow everyone a safer, more convenient way to get outside and explore our own community. It represents an exciting first for our community that allows people the opportunity to be more active in their own community without sacrificing their sense of safety. We look forward to continuing to build off of the 7th Avenue Greenway to create a well-connected network of active transportation facilities, with 7th Avenue as its spine.

The greenway will also give us ways to meet some important focus areas identified in our community’s Strategic Plan.

  1. Safe Community: The greenway will provide a safe place, outside of the vehicle travel lanes, for all ages and abilities, to walk or roll, across almost the entire length of Mission.
  2. Secure Finances, Assets, and Infrastructure: the design of the greenway represents an opportunity to access future financing for active transportation grants up to $500,000 and 50% of the project costs, which maximizes the effectiveness of taxpayer funds.
  3. Bold Economic Development: Diversity of land use and travel choices tend to enhance property values in the vicinity.
  4. Livable Complete Community: the greenway is an amenity for community members and is envisioned to provide a safe connection that ties the east and west neighbourhoods together while providing a platform to join north and south trails, stairways, and other enhancements to our active transportation network. It also provides hubs on intersecting pathways that could be used for cultural enhancements, art, gathering places, and complimentary amenities like water fountains, benches, wayfinding, and lighting.
  5. Engaged Community: the engagement process of this design is comprehensive, stakeholder-focused, and a co-creative process using public and stakeholder input. Community input will help Council to decide on the design that best meets overall community needs and desires.

A greenway co-designed by our community will also help the City to do its part to support the Fraser Valley Regional District’s Regional Growth Strategy. By providing more choice for how residents can move around we can contribute to the goal of reducing greenhouse gas by 50% per capital relative to 2007 levels by 2050.

As we launch the next round of consultation for the 7th Avenue Greenway, we invite you to review the 3 design concepts that have been prepared by the project team. CLICK HERE to view the options being considered.

Engagement Opportunities

Community Survey: July 5 to 25, 2021

In-person Open House: July 11, 2021, from 11 am to 2 pm at the Mission Leisure Centre – Registration required. CLICK HERE to register

Virtual Open House: July 15, 2021, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm on Zoom – Please join us at this link to participate.


Project Overview

The City of Mission has launched the design process for the 7th Avenue Greenway, a 6.5 km route for people walking, wheeling and cycling, following direction from City Council in 2020. The future greenway will support all forms of active transportation and recreation, including walking, cycling, skateboarding, rollerblading, and people using strollers or other mobility aids.

The 7th Avenue Greenway is being developed as part of the City’s commitment to providing convenient and safe mobility options and making it easier for people of all ages and abilities to walk, wheel or cycle.

The greenway is an extension of the existing East Mission Heritage Greenway and will provide a continuous connection from Wren Street in the west to Dewdney Trunk Road in the east. It will provide a safe place, outside of vehicle travel lanes, for people of all ages and abilities, to walk or roll, across almost the entire length of Mission. The greenway includes three segments, with the design process focusing on the east and west segments.

  • West Segment: 7th Avenue between Wren Street and Fraser River Heritage Park
  • Existing Segment: Existing pathways within Fraser River Heritage Park (no changes planned)
  • East Segment: Residential streets between Fraser River Heritage Park and Dewdney Trunk Road



Image of greenway route7th Avenue Greenway Route

The corridor was selected based on its direct and relatively flat east-west connection all the way across the City and proximity to school, parks, community facilities, and commercial businesses.


We want to hear from the Mission community as we develop design options for the 7th Avenue Greenway. Throughout the design process, we will keep you informed, listen to community aspirations and concerns, and report back on how community input was used to influence the design options. Let’s work together to co-create a greenway that is safe, comfortable, and accessible for people of all ages and abilities! The greenway is just one of many ways the City is working towards its vision of being a bold, progressive, forward looking, transparent and professional leader servicing the citizens and businesses of Mission.

We encourage you to subscribe for project updates to stay informed and be the first to know about opportunities to provide input.

Project Update - July 26, 2021

The 7th Avenue Greenway project team would like to thank everyone who came to learn about, and provided feedback on, the design options for the 7th Avenue Greenway. The second round of engagement, including the online survey, is now closed. Whether you came to speak with us at the Open House, joined us online for the Virtual Open House, participated in the online survey or submitted a question on the Engage Mission site, the project team is grateful for your interest and input.

A detailed summary of the second round of public engagement will soon be posted to the Documents section of this project page.

The project team will now recommend and select a preferred design for the greenway, using what we heard from the second round of public engagement, working towards construction of the greenway in the future.

Check back here soon for further updates and information!


Project Update, July 5, 2021

We have undertaken the first round of public engagement for the proposed 7th Avenue Greenway. Thank you to the hundreds of community members who provided feedback on this project through survey responses, social media posts, emails, and calls to municipal staff. We appreciate your input, which will help Council decide on the greenway design that best meets our overall community needs. An engagement summary report is available in the documents section of this site, which can be accessed here.

If you participated in the engagement, you know that the proposed 6.5 km greenway route will provide a safe and convenient space, for people who want more choice in how they move around the City for commuting, health, and leisure. One thing the recent pandemic-induced travel restrictions has shown us is just how much our own community has to offer when it comes to amenities and adventure. We have created a community that is uniquely ours, that celebrates our past and current cultural mosaic, and strengthens our ties to recreation, education, and commercial districts. The 7th Avenue Greenway will allow everyone a safer, more convenient way to get outside and explore our own community. It represents an exciting first for our community that allows people the opportunity to be more active in their own community without sacrificing their sense of safety. We look forward to continuing to build off of the 7th Avenue Greenway to create a well-connected network of active transportation facilities, with 7th Avenue as its spine.

The greenway will also give us ways to meet some important focus areas identified in our community’s Strategic Plan.

  1. Safe Community: The greenway will provide a safe place, outside of the vehicle travel lanes, for all ages and abilities, to walk or roll, across almost the entire length of Mission.
  2. Secure Finances, Assets, and Infrastructure: the design of the greenway represents an opportunity to access future financing for active transportation grants up to $500,000 and 50% of the project costs, which maximizes the effectiveness of taxpayer funds.
  3. Bold Economic Development: Diversity of land use and travel choices tend to enhance property values in the vicinity.
  4. Livable Complete Community: the greenway is an amenity for community members and is envisioned to provide a safe connection that ties the east and west neighbourhoods together while providing a platform to join north and south trails, stairways, and other enhancements to our active transportation network. It also provides hubs on intersecting pathways that could be used for cultural enhancements, art, gathering places, and complimentary amenities like water fountains, benches, wayfinding, and lighting.
  5. Engaged Community: the engagement process of this design is comprehensive, stakeholder-focused, and a co-creative process using public and stakeholder input. Community input will help Council to decide on the design that best meets overall community needs and desires.

A greenway co-designed by our community will also help the City to do its part to support the Fraser Valley Regional District’s Regional Growth Strategy. By providing more choice for how residents can move around we can contribute to the goal of reducing greenhouse gas by 50% per capital relative to 2007 levels by 2050.

As we launch the next round of consultation for the 7th Avenue Greenway, we invite you to review the 3 design concepts that have been prepared by the project team. CLICK HERE to view the options being considered.

Engagement Opportunities

Community Survey: July 5 to 25, 2021

In-person Open House: July 11, 2021, from 11 am to 2 pm at the Mission Leisure Centre – Registration required. CLICK HERE to register

Virtual Open House: July 15, 2021, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm on Zoom – Please join us at this link to participate.


Project Overview

The City of Mission has launched the design process for the 7th Avenue Greenway, a 6.5 km route for people walking, wheeling and cycling, following direction from City Council in 2020. The future greenway will support all forms of active transportation and recreation, including walking, cycling, skateboarding, rollerblading, and people using strollers or other mobility aids.

The 7th Avenue Greenway is being developed as part of the City’s commitment to providing convenient and safe mobility options and making it easier for people of all ages and abilities to walk, wheel or cycle.

The greenway is an extension of the existing East Mission Heritage Greenway and will provide a continuous connection from Wren Street in the west to Dewdney Trunk Road in the east. It will provide a safe place, outside of vehicle travel lanes, for people of all ages and abilities, to walk or roll, across almost the entire length of Mission. The greenway includes three segments, with the design process focusing on the east and west segments.

  • West Segment: 7th Avenue between Wren Street and Fraser River Heritage Park
  • Existing Segment: Existing pathways within Fraser River Heritage Park (no changes planned)
  • East Segment: Residential streets between Fraser River Heritage Park and Dewdney Trunk Road



Image of greenway route7th Avenue Greenway Route

The corridor was selected based on its direct and relatively flat east-west connection all the way across the City and proximity to school, parks, community facilities, and commercial businesses.


We want to hear from the Mission community as we develop design options for the 7th Avenue Greenway. Throughout the design process, we will keep you informed, listen to community aspirations and concerns, and report back on how community input was used to influence the design options. Let’s work together to co-create a greenway that is safe, comfortable, and accessible for people of all ages and abilities! The greenway is just one of many ways the City is working towards its vision of being a bold, progressive, forward looking, transparent and professional leader servicing the citizens and businesses of Mission.

We encourage you to subscribe for project updates to stay informed and be the first to know about opportunities to provide input.

  • July 15 Virtual Open House

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    On July 15, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. the project team hosted a Virtual Open House as part of the 7th Avenue Greenway project. The Open House included a presentation on the design options for the Greenway, as well as a Q&A period.

    The presentation and Q&A period were recorded for the benefit of those who were unable to attend.



  • Draft Concept Designs for the 7th Avenue Greenway

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    Based on the input received during the first round of engagement earlier this year, we are excited to share the design options that we have prepared for the 7th Avenue Greenway. Three options have been developed between Wren Street and Stave Lake Street:

    • Option 1: One-way protected bicycle lanes: This option involves one-way protected bicycle lanes physically separated from motor vehicle traffic on each side of 7th Avenue.
    • Option 2: Two-way protected bicycle lanes: This option involves a two-way protected bicycle lane physically separated from motor vehicle traffic only the north side of 7th Avenue
    • Option 3: Hybrid multi-use pathway and two-way protected bicycle lanes: This option involves a hybrid option that includes a multi-use pathway on the north side of the street between Juniper Street and Taulbut Street to minimize property impacts while preserving parking on both sides of the street in front of Ecole Mission Secondary School and the, the Mission Leisure Centre, and the businesses at James Street. West of Juniper Street and east of Taulbut Street, this option is the same as Option 2 with protected bicycle lanes physically separated from motor vehicle traffic.

    Each of these options have carefully considered the needs of all road users and seek to improve the experience of people cycling, walking, using transit and driving while minimizing impacts to on-street parking and loading. In particular, in response to feedback about concerns about parking changes in front of Ecole Mission Secondary School, the Mission Leisure Centre, and the businesses at James Street, parking has been maintained on both sides of the street between Juniper Street and Taulbut Street. Overall, all three options preserve at least 60% of the existing on-street parking supply along the corridor.

    In addition, the proposed concept includes a shared roadway between cyclists and motor vehicles between Stave Lake Street and the entrance to Fraser River Heritage Park.

    Option 1: One-way protected bicycle lanes

    Image of Option 1: One-Way Protected Bicycle Lane

    Option 2: Two-way protected bicycle lanes

    Image of Option 2: Two-Way Protected Bicycle Lane

    Option 3: Hybrid multi-use pathway and two-way protected bicycle lanes

    Image of Option3: Hybrid Multi-Use Pathway and Two-Way Protected Bicycle Lane

    All of the options include features to improve safety and mobility for all road users along 7th Avenue. Key features of the design are summarized below for each of six key themes:

    Theme 1: Pedestrian Safety, Accessibility, and Comfort

    • New crosswalks at several locations to improve access to bus stops and improve pedestrian safety.
    • New curb extensions at several locations to reduce pedestrian crossing distance and improve pedestrian safety.
    • A new crosswalk with pedestrian refuge island at Horne Street.
    • Bicycle lane raised to sidewalk level with crosswalk at several locations to maintain accessibility.
    • Improved pedestrian experience by providing protected bicycle facilities to minimize sidewalk cycling and minimize noise and air pollution by providing a buffer from vehicle traffic.
    • Improved pedestrian connections to Fraser River Heritage Park and East Mission Heritage Greenway

    Theme 2: Traffic Operations

    • Two-way motor vehicle traffic maintained for the entire length of the corridor.
    • Existing left turn lanes retained at all traffic signals to maintain traffic operations.
    • New north-south left turns at the Cedar Valley Connector / Cedar Street intersection as part of future projects to improve traffic operations and safety.
    • New traffic signal with new westbound left turn lane at Murray Street to improve traffic operations and improve north-south connections.
    • New left turn lanes at Horne Street and Dunsmuir Street to improve traffic operations and improve north-south connections.
    • New curb extensions and intersection realignment at Mary Street to improve safety.

    Theme 3: Cycling Comfort

    • Physically separated bicycle facilities to improve cycling safety and comfort for people of all ages and abilities.
      1. Option 1: New 1.8 metre one-way protected bicycle lanes on both side of the street physically separated from vehicle traffic with a median
      2. Option 2: 3.0 metre wide two-way protected bicycle lane on the north side of the street physically separated from vehicle traffic with a median
      3. Option 3: 3.0 metre wide two-way multi-use pathway on the north side of the street raised to sidewalk level with crosswalk in front of Mission Secondary School, Leisure Centre, and business area
    • Green pavement markings through intersections to improve cycling safety and visibility.
    • Improved cycling connections to Fraser River Heritage Park and East Mission Heritage Greenway.

    Theme 4: On-Street Parking and Driveways

    • On-street parking maintained on both sides of the street between Juniper Street and Taulbut Street.
    • On-street parking retained on the south side of the street for the remainder of the corridor. All three options retain at least 60% of on-street parking along the corridor.
    • All existing driveway accesses are maintained.

    Theme 5: Transit

    • All existing bus stop maintained.
    • Bicycle lane raised to sidewalk level in front of bus stops adjacent to bicycle lane to improve accessibility.

    Theme 6: Landscaping and Public Realm

    • Opportunities for landscaping and street trees.
    • Opportunities for more benches, garbage cans, and other amenities.
    • Opportunities for improved lighting.
    • Opportunity to reduce channelized right turn lane and create additional public space at Kinsmen West Park.

    A detailed summary of each of these features can be found in our visual summary. CLICK HERE for a direct link.