From the City of Vancouver:

July 15 2016 Temporary pathway installation gets under way next week

Arbutus Greenway illustration

The removal of train rails and ties from the Arbutus Corridor was substantially completed this week, ahead of schedule. This paves the way for us to proceed, starting next week, with installation of a temporary asphalt pathway to allow continued use of the space for recreation until construction of the future Arbutus Greenway gets under way.

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (CP) was responsible for all rail removal along the corridor, with the exception of street crossings, as part of our land purchase agreement announced in March 2016. A total of 17 kilometers of rail and 16,000 ties were removed.

We are responsible for removing the rails at street crossings, work which will be completed at a later date.

Construction of the first phase of the pathway

The temporary pathway, which will be shared by pedestrians and those riding bikes or on rollerblades, etc. will be installed in sections; the first phase from Fir Street to 41st Avenue is expected to be complete by the end of summer 2016.

The pathway will eventually extend all the way south from 41st Avenue to Marpole. We will let you know when the pathway is open for recreation use.

Permitted use of the temporary pathway will include walking, cycling, rollerblades, and push scooters. No motorized vehicles or scooters will be allowed.