The City of North Vancouver is planning to build a new Upper Level Greenway that will stretch for three kilometres, from Lynn Valley Road to Westview Drive.
CNV has issued a bid for the greenway, which will provide an east-west connection north of Highway 1.
The Upper Levels Greenway will span almost the entire east-west length of the City, north of the highway.
According to the bid documents, the project will link the city’s parks and open spaces in that stretch to create a continuous network of active transportation routes and recreational spaces.
The greenway will also connect commercial areas with schools and the surrounding neighbourhoods.
CNV says a “greenway” in this context will be infrastructure that supports safe, direct, and pleasant travel to and through the three-kilometre area.
Although the Upper Levels Greenway doesn’t have a specific design, CNV expects the contractor to provide all ages and abilities infrastructure and consider the fact that it will be shared by bicycle, scooter and other mobility devices.
CNV also wants the project to provide a connection above and below the highway via the Jones Avenue overpass and the future Casano-Loutet overpass, which will connect across the highway near Lynn Valley Road.
The Upper Level greenway is among four major greenway networks included in CNV’s parks plan.
The other three are Green Necklace, North Shore Spirit Trail, and the Ravine Greenway System.
CNV intends to start construction in Spring 2023 and complete the project by December 31, 2023.