7th Avenue Greenway

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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.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

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!

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

    Wells asked over 1 year 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.

  • 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 over 1 year 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.

  • 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 over 1 year 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.  

  • 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 over 1 year 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.

  • 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 over 1 year 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.

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

    Julia L asked over 1 year 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.

  • 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 over 1 year ago

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