7th Avenue Greenway

Consultation has concluded

Project Update – April 28, 2022 

Current Developments: Design and Funding

The City of Mission would like to share significant developments that have happened since we heard from you in 2021 on your aspirations, concerns, and preferences for the 7th Avenue Greenway. 

Based on your feedback, and technical analysis, the project team has completed the design for a 6.5 km mobility route that will provide a safe and convenient space for people who want more choice in how they move around the City for community health, and leisure - whether they walk cycle, skateboard, rollerblade, or use strollers or other mobility aids. 

The City of Mission has also received a generous British Columbia Active Transportation Infrastructure grant and construction will be underway in 2022 for Phase One from Grand Street to Heritage Park. At completion, this greenway will provide a continuous connection from Wren Street in the west to Dewdney Trunk Road in the east. 

Final Design 

We are excited to share the details of the design for this significant first for our community. 

The design reflects the preferences we heard from public input earlier this year. The design has a significant focus on safety, and traffic flow and the project team has worked to understand and minimize impacts on parking and loading. The finishing design details are now being finalized for tender and construction.

Key design features of the 7th Avenue Greenway are: 

  • Significant safety features for pedestrian safety, accessibility, and comforts such as curb extensions and new crosswalks at Taulbut Street and Horne Street.
  •  Improvement of traffic flow, including maintaining the existing two-way traffic operations, as well as keeping all left-turn lanes and adding new turn lanes at Cedar Street, Horne Street and Dunsmuir Street, as well as a new traffic signal with left-turn lanes at Murray Street.
  • A two-way protected mobility lane that provides a physical barrier to protect users from motor vehicle traffic on the north side of 7th Avenue.  
  • Retaining on-street parking where possible while accommodating the other design features.  On-street parking is retained on both sides of the street in the areas of highest parking demand, including between Grand and Taulbut Street, and between Stave Lake Street and Fraser River Heritage Park.  For other areas along 7th Avenue, where the parking demand is less, the project team has studied the area to ensure that impacts to parking are minimized, and parking will be available for the use of those who need it conveniently close to 7th Avenue on neighbouring side streets. All existing driveway accesses are maintained.
  • Retaining all existing bus stops along the corridor and providing accessibility improvements at westbound bus stop locations by raising the mobility lane to the same level as the sidewalk and adding an additional waiting area for transit passengers where possible. 
  • Landscaping and public realm improvements – street trees, plantings, and other amenities

Click here to see the design drawings  - please note that finishing design details are still being finalized.

The future greenway is an important first for our community and will support all forms of active transportation and recreation, whether you walk, cycle, skateboard, rollerblade, or use a stroller or mobility aid, making it easier, safer, and more comfortable for all those who travel on 7th Avenue in the City of Mission.



Project Background

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 schools, 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 – April 28, 2022 

Current Developments: Design and Funding

The City of Mission would like to share significant developments that have happened since we heard from you in 2021 on your aspirations, concerns, and preferences for the 7th Avenue Greenway. 

Based on your feedback, and technical analysis, the project team has completed the design for a 6.5 km mobility route that will provide a safe and convenient space for people who want more choice in how they move around the City for community health, and leisure - whether they walk cycle, skateboard, rollerblade, or use strollers or other mobility aids. 

The City of Mission has also received a generous British Columbia Active Transportation Infrastructure grant and construction will be underway in 2022 for Phase One from Grand Street to Heritage Park. At completion, this greenway will provide a continuous connection from Wren Street in the west to Dewdney Trunk Road in the east. 

Final Design 

We are excited to share the details of the design for this significant first for our community. 

The design reflects the preferences we heard from public input earlier this year. The design has a significant focus on safety, and traffic flow and the project team has worked to understand and minimize impacts on parking and loading. The finishing design details are now being finalized for tender and construction.

Key design features of the 7th Avenue Greenway are: 

  • Significant safety features for pedestrian safety, accessibility, and comforts such as curb extensions and new crosswalks at Taulbut Street and Horne Street.
  •  Improvement of traffic flow, including maintaining the existing two-way traffic operations, as well as keeping all left-turn lanes and adding new turn lanes at Cedar Street, Horne Street and Dunsmuir Street, as well as a new traffic signal with left-turn lanes at Murray Street.
  • A two-way protected mobility lane that provides a physical barrier to protect users from motor vehicle traffic on the north side of 7th Avenue.  
  • Retaining on-street parking where possible while accommodating the other design features.  On-street parking is retained on both sides of the street in the areas of highest parking demand, including between Grand and Taulbut Street, and between Stave Lake Street and Fraser River Heritage Park.  For other areas along 7th Avenue, where the parking demand is less, the project team has studied the area to ensure that impacts to parking are minimized, and parking will be available for the use of those who need it conveniently close to 7th Avenue on neighbouring side streets. All existing driveway accesses are maintained.
  • Retaining all existing bus stops along the corridor and providing accessibility improvements at westbound bus stop locations by raising the mobility lane to the same level as the sidewalk and adding an additional waiting area for transit passengers where possible. 
  • Landscaping and public realm improvements – street trees, plantings, and other amenities

Click here to see the design drawings  - please note that finishing design details are still being finalized.

The future greenway is an important first for our community and will support all forms of active transportation and recreation, whether you walk, cycle, skateboard, rollerblade, or use a stroller or mobility aid, making it easier, safer, and more comfortable for all those who travel on 7th Avenue in the City of Mission.



Project Background

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 schools, 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.

Consultation has concluded
  • July 15 Virtual Open House

    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

    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.