Burnaby to create seamless link for pedestrians and cyclists over Highway 1

Last updated: November 28, 2022

Burnaby, BC – The City of Burnaby has approved a location for a new pedestrian-cyclist overpass over Highway 1, which will create a critical north-south link between key regional trail networks and destinations within Burnaby.

The new overpass will cross Highway 1 between Glencarin Drive and Claude Avenue, establishing a safe and comfortable crossing for residents, commuters and visitors, near popular destination areas.

“We’re creating a culture of cycling in Burnaby and this will be a catalyst in making it easier for families, seniors, children – everyone – to hop on a bike and travel around our city,” said Mayor Mike Hurley. “Our cycling network will grow significantly in the years ahead, establishing new, safe routes so cycling will increasingly become the first choice for people when they’re planning a trip around town.”

The overpass location was selected after receiving input from Burnaby residents during public consultation, conducted in person and online. City staff will now proceed to detailed design work.

The project has an estimated cost of $16 million, supported in part by a $6.87 million contribution from Ottawa and the Province of BC through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. In order to secure this funding, construction is expected to begin by fall 2023.

The new overpass aligns with the three key targets outlined in Connecting Burnaby: Burnaby’s Transportation Plan, adopted by council in 2021:

  • Vision Zero - reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 100%
  • Mode Split - have ¾ of all trips made by public transit and active transportation
  • Zero Emissions - reduce vehicle emissions by 100%

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Project Page: Pedestrian-Cyclist Overpass Over Highway 1

Media Contact:
Chris Bryan
Manager, Public Affairs
Public Affairs Office
604-570-3616 | [email protected]


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