The Georgia Greenway (Phase 1)

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Project Update

At their meeting on Monday, June 11, Nanaimo City Council approved resuming construction of the Georgia Greenway project using the current design, which includes a 4 metre wide pedestrian/cycling bridge over the Chase River. 

Over the last two months, City staff completed a detailed review of the project planning documents, bridge design and tree removal, which included a detailed risk assessment of the two landmark Cottonwood trees by a Registered Professional Forester. Additional public consultation was held to gather feedback on the multi-modal bridge design and tree removal needed to build the bridge.

The results of the new public consultation and survey indicated that a majority of the public support the Harewood Neighbourhood Plan, support the current design for a multi-modal bridge, and support the removal of select trees in order to build the bridge. 
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The Georgia Greenway construction project is being coordinated with other planned underground utility and sidewalk upgrade work within the area. The construction services tender will be issued and construction can be expected to begin this summer.

Click on the image below for a map showing the planned improvements included in Phase 1 of the Georgia Greenway project.

Georgia Greenway Phase 1 - Project Map

Want to Know More?

Find even more information under the Documents tab!

Or contact us:

Kurtis Noble
Capital Project Management Specialist
City of Nanaimo
kurtis.noble@nanaimo.ca
250-756-5330

  • Progress

    Construction Out for Tender

    The Georgia Greenway construction project is being coordinated with other planned underground utility and sidewalk upgrade work within the area. The construction services tender will be issued and construction can be expected to begin this summer..

      

     

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  • Details

    Click on the image below for a map showing the planned improvements included in Phase 1 of the Georgia Greenway project.

    Georgia Greenway Phase 1 - Project Map

    Click on the image below for a map showing the planned route of the Georgia Greenway including future phases.

    Georgia Greenway Overall Map

  • Background

    Nanaimo City Council identified the Georgia Avenue Pedestrian / Cycling Bridge over the Chase River project as one of the Top 5 Key Capital Projects and Initiatives in the 2016-2019 Strategic Plan Update. This bridge is the main component of Phase 1 of the Georgia Greenway.  Without this bridge, Phase 1 would not be possible.

     

    The Georgia Greenway is supported by the Harewood Neighbourhood Plan, the Official Community Plan, the Harewood Centennial Park Master Plan, and the Nanaimo Transportation Master Plan.

     

    The 2013 Harewood Neighbourhood Plan includes an Urban Design Framework that is intended to provide overall direction and help guide future development within Harewood.  One of the key strategies identified in the plan is to:

    “Create a neighbourhood street bikeway on Georgia Avenue, including a multi use path across Harewood Centennial Park, and a multi modal bridge across Chase River. This route will utilize rear lanes as well as sections of Georgia Avenue between Fourth Street and Eighth Street. Over time, the route could be developed into a full greenway street with traffic calming features to limit / slow vehicular traffic.” Page 72, Harewood Neighbourhood Plan

     

    Through completing projects like the Georgia Greenway, the City takes one step closer to making goals reality and creating a livable and environmentally sustainable community where walking and cycling are key components of the transportation system.

     

    Our goal is to create a comfortable experience for users of all ages, abilities, and confidence level by incorporating a variety of pedestrian and cycling facilities such as multi-use pathways, traffic calmed local streets, and improved road crossings.

     

     

     

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