What's happening now?

We're excited to pedal into the second phase of our project and we'd love your help again. Having successfully completed the first phase in summer 2023, it's time to show you the initial design concepts we've developed for the Frances-Union Bikeway, Burnaby Mountain Parkway and Gaglardi Way. We've developed these concepts based on technical data and public feedback collected throughout the first phase of engagement.

Share your voice!

Let us know what you think to help us finalize the design concepts. Do you like them? Any concerns? Your feedback is important to us and will help shape our final recommendations in spring 2024.

To learn about the improvements we are considering, view the map below, which includes a legend/filter in the upper left. You can also view our display boards.

Proposed improvements

Take the survey

This survey is administered by the City of Burnaby. Personal information collected and used for the purpose of receiving information regarding the Vancouver to SFU Cycling Connection project will be managed in accordance with s. 26 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All personal information collected through this survey will remain confidential and de-identified when shared with the public. For questions regarding the collection of Personal Information, receipt of electronic messages or technical issues, please contact: Corporate Communications and Marketing at communications@burnaby.ca.

Join us at a pop-up event

Drop in and learn more from the project team at these upcoming pop-up events.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

SFU, Convocation Mall

Thursday, February 22, 2024 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

McGill Library

Saturday, February 24, 2024 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

McGill Library

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 safe, comfortable and connected for people of all ages and abilities.

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 reviewed, collected and gathered the existing conditions of the bikeway corridors, collected vehicle/cycling volumes and speed data, and gathered your feedback about your experiences using these corridors.

The City received a $5.7 million commitment from the federal government towards improving the Frances-Union Bikeway and Burnaby Mountain Parkway. Proposed improvements for Gaglardi Way will be pursued separately in coordination with planned infrastructure improvements along the same corridor.

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 allows people to use their vehicles less, reducing environmental pollution and improving air quality.

What types of improvements are we considering?

Below are some examples of the potential cycling improvements we’re considering.

Our goals

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

Phase 1 public engagement

In our first engagement phase, we gathered your ideas on improving your biking and rolling experiences along the Frances-Union Bikeway, Burnaby Mountain Parkway and Gaglardi Way. We also gathered technical data to inform the initial design concepts that we are sharing in Phase 2 public engagement.

Curious about the feedback we received, the actions we took, and who we heard from in the first phase of engagement? Take a look at our What We Heard Report for more information.