Uptown Active Transportation Improvements

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Project Update: November 15, 2021

The What We Heard Public Engagement Summary Report is now available. Check out the report for what participants chose as their preferred design options for the Rotary Crosstown Greenway Improvements and preferred routing options for the NWSS Cycling Connector, as well as key priorities for each corridor, as heard from the public and stakeholder groups. A shorter, visual summary is also available here.

The full survey report as well as all participants’ verbatim comments is also available. Find the reports in the Documents section on the right of this page (scroll down on mobile).


Project Update: October 18, 2021

Big thanks from the project team to everyone who came to learn about and provide feedback on design options for the Rotary Crosstown Greenway upgrades and routing options for the New Westminster Secondary School Cycling Connector.

The first round of engagement, including the online survey, is now closed.

A detailed summary of what we heard through the engagement will soon be posted to the Documents section of this page.

The project team will now continue their work on this project, using what we heard from the first round of public engagement, as well as technical analysis, to recommend a design for the Rotary Crosstown Greenway upgrades and a route for the New Westminster Secondary School Cycling Connector.

Check back here soon for further updates and information!

Project Update: Please visit us at our upcoming Pop Up on October 14 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at New Westminster Secondary School at 6th Street to learn more, ask questions, and provide your feedback on these projects.

The City of New Westminster is launching the design process for the Uptown Active Transportation Improvements. This includes two exciting projects that together will reimagine some of our streets to enable people of all ages and abilities to move comfortably and safely on foot, bicycle, and other non-motorized wheels in Uptown.

  1. The Rotary Crosstown Greenway (RCG) Upgrades will improve safety, comfort, and accessibility on the section of the existing Rotary Crosstown Greenway along Seventh Avenue, between Eighth Street and Fifth Street. These upgrades will replace the interim bike lanes installed on Seventh Avenue in 2017.
  2. The new New Westminster Secondary School (NWSS) Cycling Connector project will link the Rotary Crosstown Greenway on Seventh Avenue to the east entrance of the new school on Sixth Street, enabling students, staff and visitors to conveniently and safely cycle, wheel or walk to the school from the east and south.

Both routes have their own histories, characteristics, and design considerations. We are excited to hear your feedback on possible upgrades with design options for this section of the Rotary Crosstown Greenway, and on possible routing options for the new New Westminster Secondary School Cycling Connector.


Both projects take direction from the vision set in the City of New Westminster’s Council-approved Uptown Streetscape Vision, to create “a vibrant commercial district with a distinct identity, accessible and sustainable transportation, and inviting and engaging public spaces that are welcoming to all people." Related to this project, engagement on the Uptown Sixth Street Public Realm Improvements will launch later this fall.

These projects align with the City’s Master Transportation Plan goals and 7 Bold Steps for Climate Action - specifically, Car-light Community and Quality People-Centred Public Realm.

Another key goal of this project is to provide a crosstown greenway and connection to NWSS that is safer and more comfortable for people of all ages and abilities, improves the cycling and walking experiences, as well as improves accessibility.

Additional goals include enhancing the public realm and tree canopy, seeking opportunities for green infrastructure, and reducing the impacts of motor vehicles and through traffic in this neighbourhood, while limiting the impacts to people who rely on on-street parking.


Opportunities to Learn About the Projects and Provide your Input

The first round of engagement for the Rotary Crosstown Greenway Upgrades and NWSS Cycling Connector projects has launched! The focus of this first round of engagement is to get your input on design options and routing options for each project, and provides the following options for involvement:

  1. Online Community Survey: open until October 17, 2021
  2. Pop-up #1 Saturday (September 25) 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Moody Park (Northeast side near 7th Avenue Junction)
  3. Pop Up #2 Thursday (October 14) 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – New Westminster Secondary School at 6th Street
  4. Interactive Map: Submit a comment about a specific location in the project area

To learn more about the Rotary Crosstown Greenway Upgrades and the New Westminster Secondary School Cycling Connector, watch the project video below:


Project Update: November 15, 2021

The What We Heard Public Engagement Summary Report is now available. Check out the report for what participants chose as their preferred design options for the Rotary Crosstown Greenway Improvements and preferred routing options for the NWSS Cycling Connector, as well as key priorities for each corridor, as heard from the public and stakeholder groups. A shorter, visual summary is also available here.

The full survey report as well as all participants’ verbatim comments is also available. Find the reports in the Documents section on the right of this page (scroll down on mobile).


Project Update: October 18, 2021

Big thanks from the project team to everyone who came to learn about and provide feedback on design options for the Rotary Crosstown Greenway upgrades and routing options for the New Westminster Secondary School Cycling Connector.

The first round of engagement, including the online survey, is now closed.

A detailed summary of what we heard through the engagement will soon be posted to the Documents section of this page.

The project team will now continue their work on this project, using what we heard from the first round of public engagement, as well as technical analysis, to recommend a design for the Rotary Crosstown Greenway upgrades and a route for the New Westminster Secondary School Cycling Connector.

Check back here soon for further updates and information!

Project Update: Please visit us at our upcoming Pop Up on October 14 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at New Westminster Secondary School at 6th Street to learn more, ask questions, and provide your feedback on these projects.

The City of New Westminster is launching the design process for the Uptown Active Transportation Improvements. This includes two exciting projects that together will reimagine some of our streets to enable people of all ages and abilities to move comfortably and safely on foot, bicycle, and other non-motorized wheels in Uptown.

  1. The Rotary Crosstown Greenway (RCG) Upgrades will improve safety, comfort, and accessibility on the section of the existing Rotary Crosstown Greenway along Seventh Avenue, between Eighth Street and Fifth Street. These upgrades will replace the interim bike lanes installed on Seventh Avenue in 2017.
  2. The new New Westminster Secondary School (NWSS) Cycling Connector project will link the Rotary Crosstown Greenway on Seventh Avenue to the east entrance of the new school on Sixth Street, enabling students, staff and visitors to conveniently and safely cycle, wheel or walk to the school from the east and south.

Both routes have their own histories, characteristics, and design considerations. We are excited to hear your feedback on possible upgrades with design options for this section of the Rotary Crosstown Greenway, and on possible routing options for the new New Westminster Secondary School Cycling Connector.


Both projects take direction from the vision set in the City of New Westminster’s Council-approved Uptown Streetscape Vision, to create “a vibrant commercial district with a distinct identity, accessible and sustainable transportation, and inviting and engaging public spaces that are welcoming to all people." Related to this project, engagement on the Uptown Sixth Street Public Realm Improvements will launch later this fall.

These projects align with the City’s Master Transportation Plan goals and 7 Bold Steps for Climate Action - specifically, Car-light Community and Quality People-Centred Public Realm.

Another key goal of this project is to provide a crosstown greenway and connection to NWSS that is safer and more comfortable for people of all ages and abilities, improves the cycling and walking experiences, as well as improves accessibility.

Additional goals include enhancing the public realm and tree canopy, seeking opportunities for green infrastructure, and reducing the impacts of motor vehicles and through traffic in this neighbourhood, while limiting the impacts to people who rely on on-street parking.


Opportunities to Learn About the Projects and Provide your Input

The first round of engagement for the Rotary Crosstown Greenway Upgrades and NWSS Cycling Connector projects has launched! The focus of this first round of engagement is to get your input on design options and routing options for each project, and provides the following options for involvement:

  1. Online Community Survey: open until October 17, 2021
  2. Pop-up #1 Saturday (September 25) 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Moody Park (Northeast side near 7th Avenue Junction)
  3. Pop Up #2 Thursday (October 14) 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – New Westminster Secondary School at 6th Street
  4. Interactive Map: Submit a comment about a specific location in the project area

To learn more about the Rotary Crosstown Greenway Upgrades and the New Westminster Secondary School Cycling Connector, watch the project video below:


  • Round 1 Engagement Snapshot

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    From September 22 to October 20, community members and stakeholders were invited to participate in several engagement activities about the Uptown Active Transportation Improvements.

    The following is a snapshot of the promotion and engagement activities, as well as what we heard in the online survey, and at the pop-ups from participants on their preferred design options for the Rotary Crosstown Greenway Improvements and preferred routing options for the NWSS Cycling Connector, as well as key priorities for each corridor.

    A detailed Engagement summary report can be found in the Documents section of this project page or by CLICKING HERE.

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