The Brunette Fraser Regional Greenway has been planned for over 15 years. The City’s Official Community Plan (1998), Bicycle plan (1998), Trails and Greenways Master Plan (2000) and the Master Transportation Plan (2015) have all identified this as a key city amenity supporting both recreational and transportation uses. The Brunette Fraser Greenway connects both the BC Parkway and the Central Valley Greenway. The Braid Street section between Canfor Avenue and Brunette Avenue forms a significant gap in the greenway network. The purpose of this project is to provide a safe, comfortable and convenient path for pedestrians and cyclists along this section of Braid Street.
The Greenway design calls for a pathway on the north side of the street, running from Canfor Avenue to Brunette Avenue. The pathway will accommodate cyclist and pedestrian traffic in both directions. On the east end, the Greenway will connect to the existing path that connects Canfor Avenue and the Bailey Bridge at the municipal border with the City of Coquitlam. The west end of the pathway will connect to the Braid Skytrain Station access road located immediately east of Brunette Avenue. The pathway will be separated from the street to buffer cyclists and pedestrians from the adjacent motor vehicle and truck traffic.
The project will be constructed in three phases
Phase One was the construction from Canfor Avenue to the single rail crossing, and was completed in June 2018.
Phase Two included the replacement of the main water feed into the Braid Industrial Park for both domestic use and fire protection. This work concluded in June 2019
Phase Three includes upgrades to the existing rail crossings (signals and surface crossing) and the addition of the multi-use path construction. Construction to start October 2021 with completion in December 2021.
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PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT PROCESS
Public Open House 1 was held on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 and provided an introduction to the project and address the issues, constraints and opportunities for the project.
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.