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Central Valley Greenway opens on Saturday, June 27

The Central Valley Greenway along Great Northern Way in Vancouver.

The Central Valley Greenway along Great Northern Way in Vancouver.

Mark your calendars, people — the Central Valley Greenway opens this Saturday, June 27!

The Winston Overpass near Sperling SkyTrain Station.

The Winston Overpass near Sperling SkyTrain Station.

Come out from noon to 3 p.m. for a family-friendly celebration at the Winston Overpass, near Sperling-Burnaby Lake SkyTrain station.

Festivities will feature ribbon cutting, a children’s booth, free BBQ, a unicyclist, dance performances and lots of interactive booths!

Cycle, walk, or take transit to the event: hop the Millennium Line to Sperling Station, and walk over the Winston Overpass to the celebration.

And come early and do a Greenway bike tour with the VACC, or a walking tour with Vancouver Parks and Recreation. (Bike tours are at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., and walking tours are at 10:30 a.m. — check the for where to meet.)

If you haven’t heard already, the Greenway is a new 24-kilometre cycling and walking path through Vancouver, Burnaby, and New Westminster. Check out the Buzzer’s virtual tour of the greenway for more!

Also, check out our new PDF map of the entire route. Grab the map here (5.4 MB)! (Quick disclaimer: this isn’t the exact final version yet, but the map part should be accurate. An optimized printable version will get onto the TransLink website too.)

As well, I just want to mention that we’ve been hearing a lot from you about signage on the path, and we are working with the Cities to get the signage up consistently along the route. We’ll make sure your comments are forwarded to them so they can check them against their design. And we are anticipating that the signs should go up pretty quickly, and definitely in time for next Saturday!


3 Comments

  • By Mike, June 28, 2009 @ 10:33 pm

    Now if we could just get cyclists to follow the rules of the road, and not fly out where a path meets the road we’d be set!

    Maybe reminding cyclists to walk their bikes across the street somehow (except at specific bike crossings where it’s allowed).

  • By Kelly, July 11, 2009 @ 8:39 pm

    I agree Mike. I travel more than 400 km per week by vehicle. I also ride my bike about 100 km per week. It would be great to see cyclists follow the rules of the road, and let’s not forget drivers. I am constantly dismayed by the poor driving habits in this city. I don’t know if people are inherently stupid or just ignorant. In any case we have some of the worst drivers in any city that I have travelled in.

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