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.

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

    Wells asked 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months ago

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

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