On November 27, 2020, Metro Vancouver approved an updated plan to expand the regional greenway network.
Regional Greenways 2050 is the region’s shared vision for a network of recreational multi-use paths that supports regional livability by connecting residents to large parks, protected natural areas, and communities.
The network complements TransLink’s Major Bikeway Network and will provide residents with additional routes for walking, running, rolling, riding horses, and cycling. Together the two networks contribute to active transportation infrastructure in the region, which will also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Regional Greenway Network is made up of approximately 860 kilometers of multi-use paths, of which about 490 kilometers (57%) are currently operational. The plan identifies ways to fill the gaps in some of the remaining network.
The plan was developed in consultation with local governments, TransLink, First Nations, Provincial and Federal agencies and key stakeholders. Metro Vancouver is looking forward to continuing this collaboration to achieve the plan’s vision over the next 30 years.