The City of Burnaby retained ISL to provide comprehensive conceptual and detailed design, tender administration and construction review services for the Willingdon Greenway – a major new linear park in Burnaby.
When completed, the Greenway will run 1.2 km along Willingdon Avenue from Lougheed Highway to Hastings Street with a future phase taking the Greenway north to Penzance Street. It will link major new high-density, mixed-use developments with the Burnaby Heights commercial district, Confederation Park and a regional trail network while offering multi-modal transportation facilities.
Despite being located beside a busy arterial roadway, the park will be a pedestrian-friendly space. To help shelter greenway users from road traffic, a green tunnel will be created from landscape berms, shrub beds and a tree canopy. New curb alignment and medians along Willingdon Avenue as well as new crosswalks and enhanced signalization at six intersections will prioritize pedestrian safety.
To accommodate a compressed 18 month project schedule, the team will provide a highly resolved schematic design for quick client buy-in and advancement to detailed design.