What's happening now?
In this first phase, we have gathered your ideas on how to improve your experiences using the Frances-Union Bikeway, Burnaby Mountain Parkway and Gaglardi Way. Thank you to all who attended our pop-up events and took our online survey. We are now analyzing your feedback.
The project team are also collecting parking, vehicle/cycling volume and speed data, conducting a site visit and drafting a report with preliminary recommendations to develop a concept design. Your feedback will help guide our final recommendations for this project.
If you have questions, please email the project team at VanSFUCycling@burnaby.ca or call 604-294-7440. You can also sign up to stay informed about project related news by clicking on the "Follow" button at the top of this page.
About this project
We’re aiming to make Frances-Union Bikeway, Burnaby Mountain Parkway and Gaglardi Way safer and better-connected for everyone, as part of the Vancouver to SFU Cycling Connection Project. Our goal is to make these routes complete, safe and attractive for people of all ages and abilities.
The Frances-Union Bikeway, Burnaby Mountain Parkway and Gaglardi Way are part of the City’s Priority Cycle Network and TransLink’s Transport 2050 Major Bikeway Network. These networks serve as important cycling connections between Metro Vancouver’s urban centres and key destinations, including Simon Fraser University (SFU) and Vancouver.
The Frances-Union Bikeway is an existing neighbourhood bikeway and an important part of Burnaby’s cycling network.
The Burnaby Mountain Parkway has motor vehicle lanes, painted on-street bike lanes and either a shared off-street multi-use pathway or sidewalks along part of the parkway.
Gaglardi Way has motor vehicle lanes and painted on-street bike lanes.
As part of this project, we’ll review the existing conditions of the bikeway corridors, collect vehicle/cycling volumes and speed data and gather your feedback about your experiences using these corridors.
The City received a $5.7 million commitment from the federal government for these improvements.
What are the benefits of cycling?
Cycling has many benefits such as:
- Health: cycling improves one’s physical and mental well-being.
- Affordability: cycling is a more affordable travel option.
- Reduced emissions: cycling provides people with the option to use their vehicles less, reducing environmental pollution and improving air quality.
What types of improvements are we considering?
We’re in the initial phase of the project and will be considering the following potential cycling improvements to help get you where you need to go:
- safer cycling routes that physically separate people on bicycles from vehicle traffic
- addressing high traffic volumes and speeds to promote a more comfortable and safe cycling experience
Below are some examples of the potential cycling improvements we’re considering.
As envisioned in Connecting Burnaby, Burnaby’s Transportation Plan, this project supports the City’s transportation goals by providing:
- diverse transportation choices so people can choose how they want to get around
- better transportation facilities so people can safely and comfortably walk, cycle and roll
- streets built to serve people of all ages and abilities
- zero emission transportation facilities