This is a guide plus video of the entire Central Valley Greenway (CVG). It runs all the way from Science World in Vancouver to the New Westminster Quay. It’s a challenging but very interesting bike ride. Parts are magical, other parts still need work to make them pleasant. It is NOT a AAA route (all ages and abilities), even though it aspires to be. Still, it is quite an awesome route, covering 24 km (15 miles) from Vancouver, through Burnaby, and into New Westminster. It is remarkably flat most of the time, but there are a few uphills.
Vancouver is voted one of the best cities in the world to live in, year after year. In celebration of Vancouver’s 125th birthday, the Vancouver Sun’s Steve Whysall had an article in the Sun called What Makes Vancouver Special? Whysall revealed his pick of the ten brightest lights in Vancouver. As with all such lists, most […]
The Central Valley Greenway runs from New Westminster to Vancouver, via Burnaby. It’s a wonderful cycle route, much used and loved by thousands of BC Lower Mainland cyclists. But wow, it is a route of extremes, with many sublime parts, and some horrible bits, as described in a previous post. In response to some debate […]
Recently Vancouver and the lower Mainland have made three giant strides towards safe cycling for all: The Central Valley Greenway (June 2009) The Burrard Bridge separated cycling lane (July, 2009) The separate lane on Dunsmuir Street (March 2010) Also, there is finally a traffic light on the 10th Avenue bike route at Fraser – what […]
Click here for an updated, complete guide to the Central Valley Greenway – plus Video Translink Planning Department has taken the trouble to respond comprehensively to my posts on the Central Valley Greenway, Part 1 and Part 2. I really appreciate this, and decided to post their response in full, so as many people as possible […]
The Central Valley Greenway runs from the New Westminster Quay, via Burnaby, to Science World in Vancouver – a total distance of 24 km. It is marvelously ambitious; hinting at a wonderful future when commuting by bike could be easy and safe for a wide range of cyclists – from kids to seniors, and everyone in between. Unfortunately, it still has some major problems.
The Central Valley Greenway runs all the way from the New Westminster Quay, via Burnaby, to Science World in Vancouver – a total distance of 24 km. The creators of this route really, really tried to make a magnificent cycling route. But unfortunately, the execution was sometimes lacking. At times the route soars impressively to the heights – but at other times, it really, really sucks.