What is the Georgia Greenway?
The Georgia Greenway is a proposed 3.1km active transportation corridor through Harewood that promotes greater pedestrian and cycling activity. Once fully completed, it will link a number of key destinations across the community including schools, parks, sport fields, and commercial areas.
Phase 1 of the Georgia Greenway is a new 0.5km multi-use trail between Sixth Street and Seventh Street. It provides students, pedestrians and cyclists a dedicated route through Harewood Centennial Park that provides greater accessibility, connectivity and safety. Phase 1 includes:
- a new multi-use trail between Sixth Street and Seventh Street,
- a new pedestrian and cycling bridge over the Chase River,
- new led lighting along the trailway, and
- safety enhancements at the intersection crossings of Georgia Avenue and Sixth Street; and Georgia Avenue and Seventh Street.
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.
Through completing projects like the Georgia Greenway, the City takes another step towards creating a more livable and environmentally sustainable community where walking and cycling are key components of the transportation system.
Click on the image below for a map showing the improvements included in Phase 1 of the Georgia Greenway project.
Join Us At The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
A ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the first phase of the Georgia Greenway will take place at the start of the Nanaimo Earth Day celebrations this Saturday, April 27 at 10:30 am. The event will be held at the new pedestrian and cyclist bridge, located behind the covered space.
The Ribbon Cutting is only one part of the Earth Day Celebration events and we invite everyone to check out this community event. To learn more about the Nanaimo Earth Day please visit their website at www.nanaimoearthday.com
Want to Know More?
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Or contact us:
Capital Project Management Specialist
City of Nanaimo