The city starts consultation on “active transportation corridor” in Kits

image from CoV website of Cornwall St. looking east.

The City would like your input regarding an active transportation corridor connecting the Burrard Bridge to Jericho Beach

From:

Dhaneva Panday, Planning Assistant
City of Vancouver | Engineering Services, Active Transportation
507 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 0B4
T: 604.873.7917| E: dhaneva.panday@vancouver.ca

Hello,

I’m emailing you to connect and inform you of an upcoming project the City of Vancouver is getting ready to launch. The City is looking at constructing an active transportation corridor that will connect Burrard Bridge to Jericho Beach. This route was originally identified in the 1995 Greenway Plan and again more recently in the 2040 Transportation Plan. The goals of this project are to:

Encourage people of all ages and abilities to get around their city through active transportation (any mode of human-powered transportation, including jogging/running, inline-skating, skateboarding, wheelchairs, strollers, etc.) in a comfortable, convenient, and enjoyable way.

Create a walking and cycling route that is safe, convenient, and comfortable for people of all ages and abilities.

Address existing safety issues along Point Grey Road and Cornwall Avenue by reducing the volume and speed of motor vehicle traffic.

Make the intersection of Burrard Street and Cornwall Avenue safer and more direct for pedestrians and cyclists.

We are consulting with the public this month to determine how the route is currently being used by residents and commuters, and what impact any changes will have on users and on other streets in the neighbourhood. During this first phase of consultation, staff hope to learn where the route should go (what street) from residents and current/potential future users. Public feedback will be considered along with data and cost and ultimately our goal is to design a route that will mitigate as much negative impact to residents and users as we can.

Once staff have a recommended design, we will do a second round of public consultation to get further feedback before the design goes to Council.

We have scheduled three open houses for the end of the month. The dates, times and locations are:

Tuesday January 29, 2013
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM*
Maritime Museum
TK Gallery
1905 Ogden Avenue

Thursday January 31, 2013
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM*
Queen Mary Elementary School Gym
2000 Trimble Street

Saturday February 2, 2013
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM*
Kitsilano Community Centre
Snowy’s Lounge
2690 Larch Street

These are structured like a drop-in and we invite you, your staff and your members to attend to one. Staff will be onsite to discuss the project in greater detail and gather feedback. We can also come and meet with you separately, if you feel that would better. Please let me know, and I would be happy to coordinate a meeting. Please forward this information to anyone who may be interested.

In the meantime, if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to send me an email or give me a ring at (604) 873-7917. If you would like more information, feel free to visit out project webpage atKits Active Transportation Corridor

Warmly,
Dhaneva

Dhaneva Panday, Planning Assistant
City of Vancouver | Engineering Services, Active Transportation
507 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 0B4
T: 604.873.7917| E: dhaneva.panday@vancouver.ca

Thanks to Veronica Ross for sending me this info.

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