STRATEGIC PLAN ALIGNMENT
Strategic Priority #1: Community Livability and Social Equity
Strategic Priority #2: Vibrant Economy
New Westminster’s Riverfront stretches through local parks, industrial zones and commercial areas and forms an integral part of the Brunette Fraser River Greenway. While residents and visitors from across the Lower Mainland come to New Westminster to experience all that the City’s Riverfront has to offer, a lack of connectivity prevents people from travelling along it unimpeded from one end of the city to the other. From now until 2018+, the City will work to advance completion of Riverfront connectivity between Canfor and Brunette Avenues as well as between Sapperton Landing and Westminster Pier Parks. That work will involve examination of necessary Right of Ways and properties required along with public consultation on concepts and amenities. The end result will deliver a Riverfront Greenway connection that supports both recreation and transportation uses while completing an important component of the Experience the Fraser trail network from Hope to the Salish Sea.
The Mayor’s Task Force on the Riverfront and the Public Realm has completed a work plan for the period from 2017-2019.
A conceptual design and Class C cost estimate has been prepared for a floating Greenway connection between Westminster Pier Park and Sapperton Landing Park, which has been endorsed by Council. Staff are developing the Terms of Reference for a Detailed Design and Class B Cost Estimate study and seeking funding partners for the project.
City is working with Metro Vancouver to open the Brunette Fraser Regional Greenway section between Cumberland and Spruce Street.
Design and consultation are underway for completion of Braid Street section of the Greenway through the Braid Industrial Area in 2018.