2001

2001

Announcement Date: April 20, 2001

Awarded the first million dollar grant from Vancity for development of the Central Valley Greenway, a 20 km long regional urban trail from Vancouver to New Westminster.  The vision was of an 20-kilometre long trail stretching from the False Creek in Vancouver through Burnaby and Coquitlam, and ending in New Westminster along the Fraser River, a unique, flat and direct pathway for cyclists, pedestrians and other travellers in the region.

BEST brought together many partners throughout the Greenway’s six years of development, including Transport Canada, Province of British Columbia, TransLink, Metro Vancouver, City of Vancouver, City of Burnaby, City of New Westminster, and Vancity.

The Central Valley Greenway officially opened on June 27, 2009, and is today used regularly by all modes of active transportation.

More information about the project can be found here.