Share your voice

Let us know your experience and how we can make improvements for all road users. We welcome your ideas, suggestions and concerns throughout the pilot period, which runs until September 30.

What's happening now?

In spring 2023, we constructed neighbourhood bikeways and other cycling improvements along 5 corridors using a rapid implementation (“quick build”) process as part of Phase 1. We asked the community to share their voice on the upgrades through an online survey. In Phase 2, we plan to expand the Phase 1 cycling network and improve the additional cycling corridors through the same quick build construction process.

Burnaby residents and interested parties will have the opportunity to share their voice on these upgrades before and following the construction of the cycling facilities to help determine the type of cycling route that is best suited for this community and each corridor.

Take the survey!

Share your voice as you try out the upgraded cycling routes!

Let us know your experience and how we can make improvements for all road users. We welcome your ideas, suggestions and concerns throughout the pilot period, which runs until September 30.

Join us for a pop-up event to learn what we heard in Phase 1 and what we’re planning for Phase 2.

  • Saturday, October 14, 12-4 pm
    Edmonds Community Centre, 7433 Edmonds Street
  • Wednesday, October 18, 3-7 pm
    Edmonds Community Centre, 7433 Edmonds Street

If you have questions, email the project team at or call 604-294-7440.

About this project

As envisioned in Burnaby’s Transportation Plan, Connecting Burnaby, we’re improving the current cycling network in the Edmonds Town Centre area. These improvements will expand our city’s local and regional cycling network connections and provide protected and continuous cycling routes to key areas in the neighbourhood including schools, parks, commercial retail and major transit hubs such as the Edmonds SkyTrain Station.

The project works toward providing a complete, safe and comfortable cycling network for people of all ages and abilities (AAA). As a City priority project that is aligned with our Climate Action Framework, it will be funded in part through TransLink’s regional cycling investments and will take place over 2 phases.

We’ve determined the most appropriate types of bikeways and improvements for each corridor based on traffic and parking data we’ve collected for the proposed cycling network routes. Through the quick build approach, potential improvements will require minimal investments and strive to minimize impacts on the neighbourhood and road users.

While users pilot the quick build routes starting in May, we will continue to engage the community to collect feedback. The Phase 1 pilot period will run from May until September, after which we will review the feedback we received and make adjustments as needed.

In Phase 2, we will continue to plan, design and construct the remaining network throughout the rest of the year. We will determine the preferred cycling route type and traffic calming measures best suited for each corridor based on the feedback we receive from the community in Phase 1.

Find more information about the project in the Question and Answers section.

Map of Edmonds Town Centre Cycling Network

Map of Edmonds Town Centre Cycling Network
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What types of improvements are being considered?

The improvements we’re making will help get you where you need to go via cycling routes that are designed to an all ages and abilities (AAA) standard and will encourage cycling to grow as an accessible, safe and comfortable way to travel.

AAA cycling routes will typically help keep cyclists physically separate from moving vehicles or include traffic mitigation measures to address traffic volumes and speeds for a more comfortable and safe cycling experience. We envision a mix of different AAA cycling improvements for the Edmonds Town Centre, taking into account the differences of each street.

These proposed improvements will seek to improve safety for those who walk, roll or cycle and will minimize impacts to on-street parking. We will follow best practices including using a rapid implementation or “quick build” approach to provide the community with a safe and comfortable cycling network across the Edmonds Town Centre area.

Here are some examples of potential AAA cycling facilities that will be considered:

Phase 1 protected bicycle lane on Kingsway

A separate travel lane designated exclusively for bicycle use that is physically separated from motor vehicles and pedestrians by vertical and horizontal elements.

Phase 1 neighbourhood bikeway on Mary Avenue

An on-street bikeway where cyclists and drivers share the road on streets with low traffic volumes and speeds. Improvements to make the bikeway safer may include traffic calming, traffic diversions and facilitated crossings of major streets.

Phase 1 multi-use pathway on 15th Street

An off-street pathway that is shared between people who cycle, walk or roll.

What is rapid implementation?

Rapid implementation, or “quick build”, involves using low-cost and adjustable materials to construct instant cycling routes within the existing curb-to-curb space. Most quick build projects can be constructed in days or a few weeks.

Community members are encouraged to try out the upgraded cycling routes and provide feedback about their experiences and how the routes can be improved for all users. Trying out the quick build routes could spark questions, concerns and ideas for the project team to consider. It also allows the project team to observe, collect data and make adjustments easily.

Diagram showing the rapid implementation process

Questions and answers

View questions and answers about this project. Answers are updated as more information becomes available.