7th Avenue Greenway

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The District of Mission has launched the design process for the 7th Avenue Greenway, a 6.5 km route for people walking, wheeling and cycling. 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 District’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. 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 District 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 create a greenway that is safe, comfortable, and accessible for people of all ages and abilities!

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

The District of Mission has launched the design process for the 7th Avenue Greenway, a 6.5 km route for people walking, wheeling and cycling. 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 District’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. 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 District 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 create a greenway that is safe, comfortable, and accessible for people of all ages and abilities!

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

Have a question about the 7th Avenue Greenway project? Please add it here. We will aim to reply within 5 business days. If we think your question may be of interest to others, we'll post your question and our response here. Thank you for taking the time to write to us!

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    Will it take parking away - specifically Mission Senior High School?

    Wells asked 29 days ago

    Specific parking changes along 7th Avenue are unknown at this time, but it is known that changes will be needed. We understand the removal of parking is a concern for some people, including staff and students at Mission Senior Secondary School. We will explore how to minimize changes to on-street parking and loading during the design process. This includes exploring creative design approaches in front of Mission Senior Secondary School in order to keep as much parking as possible given the importance of parking in this area.

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    Hi, I love the idea of this Greenway. I'm on the corner of 7th and May Street. Will this Greenway fix our concerns about the crosswalk at Wren and 7th? Will a light be put in and will the sidewalk be changed to the other side?

    Julia asked 29 days ago

    The design process will include upgrades to a variety of intersections along the greenway. Thank you for letting us know about your concerns at Wren Street and 7th Avenue. We will consider improvements at this location as part of the design process.

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    So if you stop parking on 7 th. What are you doing to the streets around here to stop them parking and stop house owners from Parking. We don’t need a bloody cycle lane on 7th Ave. What a complete waste of tax money. Shake your heads.

    J smith asked 28 days ago

    We understand the importance of parking along the corridor.  Specific parking changes are unknown at this time, but it is known that changes will be needed. We understand the removal of parking is a concern for some people. We will explore how to minimize changes to on-street parking and loading during the design process. We have also collected parking utilization data to understand how parking is being used today and will ensure that the proposed design still accommodates the current parking demands along the corridor and will continue to monitor parking use along the corridor.  We will also review parking on side streets to ensure there is sufficient parking to meet demands.  

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    You state it will not affect First responders actions but since 7th Ave is the main East West route for forest responders and since it is required for vehicles to put over and stop to let first responders by. How will this happen when the bike lanes have barriers between the traffic lanes and bike lanes?

    Citizen#1 asked 23 days ago

    The two existing lanes for vehicles will be maintained on 7th Avenue to allow for emergency vehicles. The design team will also work to maintain curbside space on at least one side of the street throughout the corridor for parking, loading, and vehicles to pull over if required. The District will be working closely with Emergency Services to ensure the design considers their needs and does not impact emergency response.

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    How does this affect the fire hall, or is that going to be relocated? I fail to see any safety for this type of recreation on a public roadway. Is this going to happen in the near future while 14th Ave is under construction? What are the costs for this project?

    arbrackley@shaw.ca asked about 1 month ago

    The greenway will not impact the Fire Hall. The District will work closely with Emergency Services to ensure it considers their operations.

    This project will improve safety by providing physical separation between people cycling and vehicle traffic following international best practices.

    The 14th Avenue construction will be taken into consideration by the District to stage works of the two projects for minimal impact to residents.

    The cost for this project has not yet been determined and will be developed following the public engagement process once a design has been developed.

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    Hi there, I live on 7th ave. How will this impact access to my driveway?

    Julia L asked about 1 month ago

    The greenway design will not impact any access to existing driveways. There may be minor impacts to residents along the corridor during construction, however the District will work with residents to reduce disruptions and communicate the construction schedule in advance.

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    What can be done with all the dog faeces bags tossed along 7th Ave along with all the other detritus that follows teenagers to and from school, chip bags, pop cans, straws etc.?

    Jess asked about 1 month ago

    The greenway will look at opportunities to provide more amenities like garbage cans and signage about responsible pet waste disposal.