As noted below, the seawall from Canada Place to Stanley Park is finished – but not connected. Though all the attention at the moment is on the Dunsmuir cycle track, there’s probably no higher priority than creating a route through the floatplane terminal that appropriates the seawall and prevents seamless access to the ramp on the convention centre.
As a consequence, everyone is forced to use the stairs.
If you’re on wheels, that means hiking your bike up or down six flights.
Or not having access at all.
UPDATE: Thomas Guerrero notes the presence of an elevator to the left of the stairs. News to me – I don’t recall a sign indicating availability and directions – but even that is not sufficient to handle demand on a typical sunny day (assuming we get some sunny days!).