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Support for the Active Transportation Corridor on Cornwall and Point Grey Road

July 18, 2013 Dear Mayor and Council: I fully support the development of an Active Transportation Corridor on Cornwall and Point Grey Road to create a safe connection between the Burrard Bridge and Jericho for persons of all ages and abilities. I frequently cycle through this area and it is a dangerous stretch of road.  […]

Cycling for all abilities and ages, AAA, green house gas reduction for better health

      The actions of climate change  Climate change is one of the biggest challenges that we face as a City. It is established that Green House Gases (GHG) are the cause of climate change and the actions taken to mitigate its effects need to be taken by the government and city residents. Optimally, […]

The state of people riding bikes in Vancouver: send more children, women and older folks

The City of Vancouver has considered an impressive collection of measures to improve the built environment of the roadway system to promote more cycling. The City needs to promote active transportation and transit use as the city grows as road space is limited. The plan is called  2040 transportation plan.  Soon  Council will be deciding […]

More Open Houses for the West End planning process.

From the West End Planning Team: OPEN HOUSE I – LOWER DAVIE Wednesday June 19, 4-7pm Best Western Sands Hotel 1755 Davie Street       OPEN HOUSE II – STRAWBERRY FEST Saturday June 22, 1-4 pm West End Strawberry Festival Barclay Heritage Square     OPEN HOUSE III – ROBSON VILLAGE Tuesday June 25, 4-7pm Blue […]

The City wants your feedback on the Comox-Helmcken Greenway construction

  The Comox-Helmcken Greenway construction has well been underway now for a few months now. It has been interesting to see the project unfold. I have been trying to with hold my judgment on the project till it is done. At this point it  is hard to really understand how the Greenway will work.  There […]

More open houses on Active Transportation Corridor on Point Grey Road-Cornwall Ave

From Active Transportation at the City of Vancouver Point Grey Road-Cornwall Avenue Active Transportation Corridor Project Update Following up on our last update, this email is to provide you with information about the upcoming public open houses for the second phase of consultation for the Point Grey Road-Cornwall Avenue Corridor Project. The open houses will […]

Want to help grow the urban forest? Get a tree from TreeKeepers.

The TreeKeepers Program is now offering discounted trees is six pilot neighbourhoods and the West End is one of the selected communities. One can obtain a discounted tree by  register at TreeKeepers. TreeKeepers is a Greenest City 2020 program to plant more trees on private property. Partners include Tree City, the EYA, The City of […]

West End Planning, 3 Open Houses to offer feedback. Be part of the process

From the West End Planning Team: Plan directions open houses Since the planning process launched in April 2012, we’ve received a wide range of feedback from residents, businesses, and other stakeholders, which has helped shape a set of directions. Drop in to an open house to learn more about the directions and have your say. […]

Quick Council update on the Mayor’s motion on the expansion of coal terminals.

The Mayor’s motion to study the health consequents of the expansion of a coal terminal passed with the support of Vision and Green Councillors. The NPA voted against the motion. Apparently NPA are okay with coal dust and climate change and it does not need to be studied. Interesting development from yesterdays debate from Council […]

Mayor of Vancouver getting serious about Port of Metro Vancouver’s plans to expand coal terminal.

March 12, 2012 Council Update: The Mayor’s motion is referred to the Standing Committee of Planing, Transportation and Environment, on Wednesday March 13, at 1:30 pm, in Council Chambers. At the next Vancouver Council meeting, Mayor Gregor Robertson will introduce another motion on the Port of Metro Vancouver Plans to expand it’s coal terminal. It […]