Wesbrook Mall Upgrades

The Wesbrook Mall corridor from 16th Avenue to Chancellor Boulevard is being upgraded in phases to repair the condition of the roadway and enhance safety and user experience for all modes of transportation. The first and second phases of upgrades is now complete between Thunderbird Boulevard and Student Union Boulevard.


The Wesbrook Mall improvements focus on the bus, pedestrian and cyclist environment in order to help create a positive arrival experience to campus. The first two phases are now complete and provide improved pedestrian facilities, fully repaved roadways, and new, separated, bike lanes for cyclists. New dedicated bus lanes are also complete, to provide priority for those taking transit to and from UBC. 

These planned improvements were informed by two phases of public consultation done in 2015 to guide planning for the larger U Boulevard Area.  

The improvements to the Wesbrook Mall corridor are being done in collaboration with the University Endowment Lands, the University Neighbourhoods Association, TransLink, Metro Vancouver and Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. 

See the image below for more details about the locations along Wesbrook Mall for different types of upgrades:

Wesbrook Mall upgardes
Upgrades to Wesbrook Mall will be done in phases as funding allows

Feature Crosswalk

Musqueam crosswalk
The Musqueam crosswalk at the intersection of University Boulevard and Wesbrook Mall

A “feature crosswalk” at the intersection of University Boulevard and Wesbrook Mall was designed collaboratively between UBC and Musqueam to enhance the arrival experience to campus. The design of the crosswalk uses the UBC and Musqueam crests woven together, acknowledging that UBC is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.

Upgrades Status

The first phase of the project was completed in fall 2019 and the second phase was completed in fall 2020.

Next Steps

The remaining phases of work along Wesbrook Mall will be completed as funding allows.


Contact Aviva Savelson, Senior Manager, Public Engagement at aviva.savelson@ubc.ca or 604 822-0273.