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  • Diane Halbert
    commented 2018-03-11 20:16:04 -0700
    Please encourage the safe passage of bicycles through our city.

    This includes Kits Beach!

    Bicycles are the future, more bike routes are the future also.

    Safe passage to the parks, around the parks and the seawall are essential.
  • Brian Cyr
    commented 2018-03-11 17:47:03 -0700
    The mess we have now is untenable.
  • brent granby
    commented 2018-03-11 17:03:11 -0700
    At your meeting on Monday, March 12, I urge you to vote for a safe and delightful Seaside Greenway route in the Kitsilano Beach area. The Greenway should be a park and seaside experience for both people walking and biking, similar in design and intent throughout the 28 km of Greenway.


    This is an important moment for cycling in parks in the City. Park Board staff have been saying that Park Board wants cycling to, not through parks. This could really affect the great recreational, transportation and environmental synergies that cycling and parks share.


    Commissioners, I want to be able to bike in the park with the children in my life learning to ride, the older family and friends who are less stable and all of the rest of us who love to get out in the fresh air and enjoy the exercise of biking! Bonus, we can get to the park in a non-polluting manner as well!


    The Seaside Greenway Kits Beach area bike routing on the narrow shared path by the sea as well as on the roads by the parks is dangerous and not enjoyable year round. Improvements need to be made.


    Although the scope of this project currently doesn’t include east of Maple Street, we encourage Park Board to work with Engineering staff to take this opportunity to look for a routing along the north side of Ogden Ave (to avoid legal issues with adjacent Hadden Park) and to connect in a safe way to the path through Vanier Park.


    I look forward to being able to bike safely and with the enjoyment of sea and park in that area and to have a chance to provide feedback at a public consultation.
  • Vanessa Kay
    commented 2018-03-10 15:08:11 -0800
    Dear Park Board,


    As the mom of two young kids in a Vancouver cycling family, I am writing to urge you to please vote for a safe Seaside Greenway route to and from Kits Beach.


    My family often cycles to the beach, and visits Kits Pool in the summer. My youngest rides on the back of my bike, and my Kindergartener is big enough to ride his own bike on safe bike routes. We appreciate the safe bike path to Jericho beach, but do not feel comfortable cycling to Kits beach. Cycling through a parking lot is not ideal for anybody, but especially not for young cyclists who are less visible from inside a car due to their small stature.


    We try to raise our kids to have an active lifestyle, but we can’t do it without safe active transportation options. Thank you for your work to support access to Vancouver parks by cycling for all ages and abilities.
  • Lola Campbell
    commented 2018-03-10 12:40:41 -0800
    I’m writing to ask you to please for a safe Seaside Greenway route in the Kitsilano Beach area. As a longtime Kitsilano resident, parent, and cyclist, I find the area going to Kits Beach to be, in its current incarnation, dangerous and unuseable. I bike with my two children along the seawall and in the city year-round.


    My family’s primary method of transportation is cycling. My oldest son has a profound and lifelong disability which means he will likely never be able to drive, however, he’s learning to get around on a bicycle that has been adapted to his needs. As he grows older, the availability of safe bike routes will have a direct impact on his ability to access Vancouver’s parks, exercise his independence, and, ultimately, his quality of life. It’s not just an issue of making Kits beach safe to bike to and from, it’s an issue of making Kits Beach accessible for all.


    The area surrounding Kits beach is always treacherous. The paths are poorly marked, and cut through a parking lot. In the summer, the parking lot is filled with tourists and locals all vying for a spot and not paying attention to their surroundings. We have had several close calls with cars, moreso than in any other area of the city. The pedestrian and bike routes are also poorly designed in their current state and lead to confrontations between pedestrians and cyclists, none of which need to occur.
  • Peter Ladner
    commented 2018-03-10 08:21:40 -0800
    The recommended option makes good sense and is long overdue. Once it’s done people will wonder that the fuss was all about, why it wasn’t done earlier.
  • Jonathan Wolferstan
    commented 2018-03-09 21:31:40 -0800
    Hi!


    At your meeting on Monday, March 12, I urge you to vote for a safe and delightful Seaside Greenway route in the Kitsilano Beach area. The Greenway should be a park and seaside experience for people walking, skating, in wheelchairs and biking, similar in design and intent throughout the 28 km of Greenway.


    We bike regularly with our 5 year old, the seawall greenway is safe for all of its length except kits beach, where the path narrows to point that all users are annoyed while the official bike route goes through a parking lot. Small kid on bikes or scooters in a parking lot, in a park. That’s crazy.
  • Matthew Ellis
    commented 2018-03-09 20:28:15 -0800
    My family loves going to locarno beach… we live in Vancouver (East Van) and bike down. Kids in trailers initially and now a mix of trailer and young rider on his own bike.

    Please stop making me chose between biking down to the beach and keeping my family safe from people in motor vehicles.

    Why do you think it’s ok to push my young rider out into streets or through parking lots when it isn’t necessary?

    I hope you do the right thing and ensure that young families have safe access to the beaches and parks of Vancouver.

    You buckled under pressure over people having to pay to park their cars at the beach, reducing your initial plans … please don’t buckle to car users again pushing my family out of the beach and parks we love.
  • Elizabeth Wells
    commented 2018-03-08 12:28:45 -0800
    Not happy that Vancouver Park Board wants to operate a philosophy of “to parks, not through parks” for all bike related facilities and paths when it comes to the kits area and other west side beaches.

    Currently as a decade long resident of the west end, our family greatly enjoys the pleasure and safety for me and our 2 small kids in bike trailer/on their own bikes/scooters etc offered via the designated bike paths throughout Stanley park, towards Canada Place and around Science world. We use the paths several times per week in any weather to get to further places like 3rd Beach, prospect point, second Beach pool, the aquarium, coal harbour community centre, science world and Granville island. Sometimes we go on the “people paths” or “desire paths” with the bikes on the kits side going to Jericho, Spanish banks or UBC because I don’t always feel safe travelling with car traffic. Separate and designated bike paths enable our family to enjoy more of Vancouver’s parks without us having to use the car, adding to traffic congestion and parking issues. One of the rewards of cycling instead of driving is deeper access into the parks. As a downtown resident, our kids are already exposed to constant traffic and construction noise and vehicle exhaust fumes. Biking via Vancouver Parks should alleviate these environmental stressors and encourage other modes of travel by providing bike paths through the park and not add to the stressors by relegating bike lanes to the same outer roads as car traffic. Bike paths that are designated, separate and designed for a pleasurable riding experience make the parks accessible to more people of differing abilities, ages and access to various modes of recreation. Areas within the park for pleasure cyclists (and rollerbladers and skateboarding etc) give our kids the space to practice their skills so they grow up in an environment that normalizes an active life. Tourists also benefit greatly from designated bike paths designed for a pleasurable ride creating a memorable experience and keeping Vancouver a favourite place to visit. Why does it appear that the elected Parks board is bowing to a small protectionist group of fortunate and very vocal people that live in the immediate Kits Beach area and allowing them to dictate what is not fair and equitable access to our public beaches. Why did I not receive a Talk Vancouver survey asking for input on this particular area? As an avid user of the existing infrastructure, I see value in encouraging commuters and more aggressive cyclists to stick to shared car/bicycle roadways and educating and posting information to keep speeds low within the park for safety of all.
  • Lisa Slakov
    commented 2018-03-05 21:45:44 -0800
    Dear Commissioners,


    I am writing as someone who lives near Kits Beach Park and as a volunteer with HUB Cycling. I’ve lived in the neighbourhood for over 30 years and have enjoyed the park almost every single day of all those years. I run there, go swimming at the beach, picnic and play with family and friends, walk and bicycle there.

    I love the Seaside Greenway that runs through the Kits Beach area and use it all the time, as do so very many of us. As you know, the people of Vancouver, from surrounding areas and from all over the world, take to the greenway to walk, use scooters and wheelchairs and skateboards to roll, and to bike. In season, which is basically any non-rainy day not in winter, the greenway in the Kits Beach area is typically overflowing with people. That’s the good news. The bad news is that this part of the Seaside Greenway consists of an unsigned narrow unseparated walking/biking path by the water & a signed route that directs people biking onto roads & through parking lots. This is clearly unsafe and I’m delighted that Park Board wants to improve the greenway.

    I am, however, very concerned about a policy that I’ve heard being described by people at Park Board- a policy that would see people only “biking TO, and not THROUGH” parks. I believe that this is a terrible policy for parks for so many reasons, including: riding our bikes is a natural fit with many Park Board goals- we are enjoying solo & family lifelong recreation and building active lifestyles, are gentle on the environment with no emissions/noise pollution and, by encouraging more cycling to/in parks, we can reduce car traffic, thus reducing the need for the asphalt & space required for parking lots. Some people in Park Board seem to be concerned about putting people walking at risk as people ride by. In fact, the risk of a pedestrian requiring hospitalization from a collision with someone biking in BC is less than 1% of all pedestrian collisions and falls that require hospitalization.


    Consequently, I urge you to ensure the Seaside Greenway improvements take place, that the greenway, for both people walking and biking, mirrors the bulk of the 28 km path: separation between people walking and biking and as close to the water as possible for all users so everyone can enjoy the “seaside” part of the Seaside Greenway. I look forward to a public consultation in which all the users can help shape the best possible greenway route.

    Finally, although the link between Kits Beach and Vanier Park is not in the scope of this project, I hope you will reconsider this. Recognizing that changes in Hadden Park itself are unlikely for now because of threatened court action, it seems that the best approach would be a raised cycling path protected from traffic alongside the park on Ogden Ave to keep the park experience as much as possible and to connect the two park areas.
  • Josh Bloomfield
    commented 2018-03-05 19:33:23 -0800
    As a parent of a young child, my leisure time revolves around visiting parks, playgrounds, pools and beaches year-round. One of the reasons we choose to keep living in Vancouver, unlike many of our peers who have left the city for more affordable, family-friendly cities and towns, is the amazing green space and bike paths we have in Vancouver. My family primarily travels by bicycle in the city and we find the infrastructure in and around Kits Beach extremely poor compared with the rest of the network and other parks in the city. Its a truly the only spot within a huge waterfront network that we have to detour or get off of our bike because we feel unsafe. When biking with my son we have found the detour through a parking lot to be extremely dangerous as cars pull out and circle for spaces. Biking in parks is one of our favourite activities as we usually feel safe and in nature, but that is not the case at kits beach.


    In a professional capacity, I run Vancouver’s biggest bike tour company and the city’s second larges rental shop. We send tens of thousands of cyclists to city parks to enjoy nature, and in fact, beautiful nature is a top reason to visit our city. The spending from these visitors in Parks and neighbourhoods that have great infrastructure is a huge boost to the economy and those neighbourhoods in particular.


    All in all, I support improvements to the Seaside Greenway through Kits beach to make it a more safe and enjoyable bike route for all.
  • Mitch O'Neill
    commented 2018-02-27 21:19:12 -0800
    Vancouver is one of the most beautiful, livable cities in the World. We can’t take this for granted. We have to fight for it. I bike nearly everyday; rain, or shine (sometimes even snow). The lack of a commonsense route through one of the most beautiful and obvious places to attract walkers, bikers, families and tourists is confusing. This should be a focus and this plan has wonderful possibilities.
  • Colleen MacDonald
    commented 2018-02-23 18:32:32 -0800
    I am a senior and a cyclist. I enjoy riding on safe, separated greenways like the Seaside Greenway. I feel there should be a safe and separated path through Hayden and Kits Beach. It would be best if pedestrians and cyclists had their own path for the safety of both. I do NOT like biking on the road beside the park as I feel it is unsafe with car traffic – especially when I am cycling with my grandkids who are under the age of 6. We need a path through the park that is safe for all of us (seniors and littles). I trust you will make this happen for all to enjoy.
  • Jo-Ann Donner
    commented 2018-02-21 11:52:06 -0800
    At your meeting on Monday, March 12, I urge you to vote for a safe and delightful Seaside Greenway route in the Kitsilano Beach area. The Greenway should be a park and seaside experience for both people walking and biking, similar in design and intent throughout the 28 km of Greenway.


    This is an important moment for cycling in parks in the City. Park Board staff have been saying that Park Board wants cycling to, not through parks. This could really affect the great recreational, transportation and environmental synergies that cycling and parks share.


    Commissioners, I want to be able to bike in the park safely, both recreationally and as part of my commute, as do many cyclists I know. Bonus, we can get to the park in a non-polluting manner as well!


    The Seaside Greenway Kits Beach area bike routing on the narrow shared path by the sea as well as on the roads by the parks is dangerous and not enjoyable year round. The absolute WORST part is having to bike through the parking lot by the tennis courts. In good weather, with lots of people trying to find a parking space, it is TERRIFYING, so I usually avoid it and bike on the road. Improvements need to be made!!


    Although the scope of this project currently doesn’t include east of Maple Street, we encourage Park Board to work with Engineering staff to take this opportunity to look for a routing along the north side of Ogden Ave (to avoid legal issues with adjacent Hadden Park) and to connect in a safe way to the path through Vanier Park.


    I look forward to being able to bike safely and with the enjoyment of sea and park in that area and to have a chance to provide feedback at a public consultation.
  • Chris Hubbard
    commented 2018-02-20 17:50:31 -0800
    At your meeting on Monday, March 12, I urge you to vote for a safe and delightful Seaside Greenway route in the Kitsilano Beach area. The Greenway should be a park and seaside experience for both people walking and biking, similar in design and intent throughout the 28 km of Greenway.


    This is an important moment for cycling in parks in the City. Park Board staff have been saying that Park Board wants cycling to, not through parks. This could really affect the great recreational, transportation and environmental synergies that cycling and parks share.


    Commissioners, I want to be able to bike in the park with the children in my life learning to ride, the older family and friends who are less stable and all of the rest of us who love to get out in the fresh air and enjoy the exercise of biking! Bonus, we can get to the park in a non-polluting manner as well!


    The Seaside Greenway Kits Beach area bike routing on the narrow shared path by the sea as well as on the roads by the parks is dangerous and not enjoyable year round. Improvements need to be made.


    Although the scope of this project currently doesn’t include east of Maple Street, we encourage Park Board to work with Engineering staff to take this opportunity to look for a routing along the north side of Ogden Ave (to avoid legal issues with adjacent Hadden Park) and to connect in a safe way to the path through Vanier Park.


    I look forward to being able to bike safely and with the enjoyment of sea and park in that area and to have a chance to provide feedback at a public consultation.
  • cathy griffin
    commented 2018-02-18 15:38:01 -0800
    Hello Commissioners,

    Although not a resident of Vancouver I cycle around the Kits all he time. I find the pathway through the parking lot very uncertain. This is so great you are thinking of making a complete separated Seaside Greenway through the Kitsilano Beach area. A big thank you. So great. I take new cyclists around this area, bring out-of-towners to see our beautiful beaches and fabulous cycling and of course I ride it as well.
  • Dani Pretto
    commented 2018-02-13 09:03:51 -0800
    At your meeting on Monday, March 12, I urge you to vote for a safe and delightful Seaside Greenway route in the Kitsilano Beach area. The Greenway should be a park and seaside experience for both people walking and biking, similar in design and intent throughout the 28 km of Greenway.


    This is an important moment for cycling in parks in the City. Park Board staff have been saying that Park Board wants cycling to, not through parks. This could really affect the great recreational, transportation and environmental synergies that cycling and parks share.


    Commissioners, I want to be able to bike in the park with the children in my life learning to ride, the older family and friends who are less stable and all of the rest of us who love to get out in the fresh air and enjoy the exercise of biking! Bonus, we can get to the park in a non-polluting manner as well!


    The Seaside Greenway Kits Beach area bike routing on the narrow shared path by the sea as well as on the roads by the parks is dangerous and not enjoyable year round. Improvements need to be made.


    Although the scope of this project currently doesn’t include east of Maple Street, we encourage Park Board to work with Engineering staff to take this opportunity to look for a routing along the north side of Ogden Ave (to avoid legal issues with adjacent Hadden Park) and to connect in a safe way to the path through Vanier Park.


    I look forward to being able to bike safely and with the enjoyment of sea and park in that area and to have a chance to provide feedback at a public consultation.


    Cheers,

    Dani Pretto
  • Lorcan O'Melinn
    commented 2018-02-12 10:00:47 -0800
    At your meeting on Monday, March 12, I would like to ask you to vote for a safe Seaside Greenway route in the Kitsilano Beach area. The Greenway should be a park and seaside experience for both people walking and biking, similar in design and intent throughout the 28 km of Greenway.


    Currently, the Seaside Greenway Kits Beach area bike routing on the narrow shared path by the sea as well as on the roads by the parks, is dangerous and not enjoyable year round. Improvements need to be made. Safe cycling needs to include cycling through or alongside parks, not just to a park.


    Although the scope of this project currently doesn’t include east of Maple Street, I would like to see the Park Board to work with Engineering staff to take this opportunity to look for a routing along the north side of Ogden Ave and to connect in a safe way to the path through Vanier Park.


    Your consideration is appreciated.
  • Vitalii Vovk
    commented 2018-02-11 15:19:48 -0800
    Hello,


    I’m calling for infrastructure improvement in Kitsilano in order to enable residents who commute by bicycle to get to / through the area freely and safely. Physical separation from other traffic / pedestrians is a golden standard for urban infrastructure. Vancouver has great potential for becoming a truly smart city, and enabling residents to commute by bicycle is an essential component of this goal.


    Thank you
  • Lisa Kettle
    commented 2018-02-10 17:06:48 -0800
    At your meeting on Monday, March 12, I urge you to vote for a safe and delightful Seaside Greenway route in the Kitsilano Beach area. The Greenway should be a park and seaside experience for both people walking and biking, similar in design and intent throughout the 28 km of Greenway.


    This is an important moment for cycling in parks in the City. Park Board staff have been saying that Park Board wants cycling to, not through parks. This could really affect the great recreational, transportation and environmental synergies that cycling and parks share.


    Commissioners, I want to be able to bike in the park with my 7 year old daughter, the older family and friends who are less stable and all of the rest of us who love to get out in the fresh air and enjoy the exercise of biking! Bonus, we can get to the park in a non-polluting manner as well!


    The Seaside Greenway Kits Beach area bike routing on the narrow shared path by the sea as well as on the roads by the parks is dangerous and not enjoyable year round. Improvements need to be made.


    Although the scope of this project currently doesn’t include east of Maple Street, we encourage Park Board to work with Engineering staff to take this opportunity to look for a routing along the north side of Ogden Ave (to avoid legal issues with adjacent Hadden Park) and to connect in a safe way to the path through Vanier Park.


    I look forward to being able to bike safely and with the enjoyment of sea and park in that area and to have a chance to provide feedback at a public consultation.
  • Douglas Gook
    commented 2018-02-10 13:15:25 -0800
    I’m aware that in an upcoming meeting of the Park Board attention will be directed to Improving Seaside Greenway options in Kits. I bike this area frequently and have always wondered why there isn’t better/safer bike infrastructure there. Dodging cars in the path through the parking lot and other impediments aren’t very conducive to supporting full demographic cycling in this area. Thanks for your efforts to improve the safety and enjoyment of this missing link in Vancouver’s bicycle planning.
  • Garry Friesen
    commented 2018-02-10 13:00:26 -0800
    The current bike path to Kits Beach is dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists. The bike lane along the beach is much too narrow for pedestrians and bikes, and is often overrun with sand. A separate bike path is needed there. The bike path also passes through a busy parking lot. With cars reversing and moving in all directions, this is very dangerous.
  • Jeff Leigh
    commented 2018-02-08 22:30:44 -0800
    Although this important issue has been deferred from January meeting, and now from your meeting on February 19, I urge you to address it at your March meeting and to vote for a safe Seaside Greenway route in Kitsilano Beach Park. The Greenway should be a park and seaside experience for people both walking and biking, consistent in design and intent throughout the 28 km of Greenway.


    This is an important moment for cycling in parks in the City. Park Board staff have advised that the Park Board wants cycling to, not through parks. This could really affect the great recreational, transportation and environmental synergies that cycling and parks share. It is not at all in line with our Greenest City Goals, nor with the Park Board goal to promote healthy active lifestyles.


    Commissioners, I want to be able to bike in the park with the children in my life learning to ride, the older family and friends who are less stable and all of the rest of us who love to get out in the fresh air and enjoy the exercise of biking! As a bonus, we can get to the park in a non-polluting manner as well!


    The Seaside Greenway Kits Beach area bike routing on the narrow shared path by the sea as well as on the roads by the parks is dangerous and not enjoyable year round. Improvements need to be made.

    Although the scope of this project currently doesn’t include east of Maple Street, we encourage Park Board to work with Engineering staff to take this opportunity to look for a routing along the north side of Ogden Ave (avoiding any legal issues with adjacent Hadden Park) and to connect in a safe way to the path through Vanier Park.


    I have been closely following the improvements under construction along the stretch of the Seaside Greenway in South False Creek, including through Charleson Park. This is a model for what our Seaside Greenway should be like. Safe, separated paths for people using various modes of transportation, from walking, to walking aides, to bicycles. There is no reason that Kits Beach Park can’t be just as good.


    I look forward to being able to bike safely and with the enjoyment of seaside and park in that area and to have a chance to provide input during a full public consultation.
  • Trace Bond
    commented 2018-02-08 19:48:34 -0800
    Please provide SAFE ACCESS FOR ALL TO SEASIDE GREENWAY in Kits Beach area
  • Anthony Valcic
    commented 2018-02-08 14:30:14 -0800
    The improvements to the seaside biking experience to the west of Kits have been spectacular, as well as other fantastic improvements around the city. I was living elsewhere for over a decade and was extremely pleased with the improvements when I moved back. The concept of a connected network of safe paths means that I can ride most places and rarely have to share the road with a car. I bike for pleasure as well as to avoid driving whenever possible. In Kits, bike infrastructure is poorly developed east of Balsam, and does not measure up to the great things done elsewhere in the city.
  • David McPhie
    commented 2018-02-08 14:11:34 -0800
    As a Vancouver resident and avid cyclist, I strongly support the creation of separated bike infrastructure through Kits Park to form the missing link in the Seawall between Vanier Park and Point Grey Road. At your meeting on February 19, I urge you to vote for a safe Seaside Greenway route in the Kitsilano Beach area.


    I live beside the Seawall in South False Creek and I have a 3 month old daughter. I plan to bring her to Kits Beach, Jericho Beach, and Spanish Banks by bicycle (either in a bike trailer or on her own when she is older). Currently, to access those beaches by bicycle from South False Creek I would have to either bike on side streets in the Kits Beach area (with many cars driving unpredictably as they look for parking) or wind my way around crowds of pedestrians walking on the existing pathway through Kits park. Either option is unsafe and a major barrier to me cycling with my child.


    I love the newly-created separated bike infrastructure along the Seawall between Plaza of Nations and Moberly Road and I am eagerly awaiting the March opening of the updated Seawall section between Moberly Road and the Burrard Bridge. After that, the only obvious missing link in the City of Vancouver’s world-renowned Seawall is a separated pathway in Kits Park.


    I’m confident that an “All Ages and Abilities” solution can be designed that promotes people-powered transportation and enhances the safety of park users in Kits Park while respecting existing covenants. Anything less would be an embarrassment to the City’s reputation as a bike-friendly, family-friendly, environmentally-minded city.
  • Paul Dragan
    commented 2018-02-08 13:28:32 -0800
    Cycling thru parks (safely!) on designated bicycle path is a right that should be provided to very citizen and visitor to the city of Vancouver. I urge you to act swiftly on this matter and create safe paths for bicycle riders now!
  • Suzanne Carter-Huffman
    commented 2018-02-08 13:27:27 -0800
    My family has lived on Arbutus Street near 4th Avenue since 1987. We love the community, the park & the area’s walkability – but it wasn’t always bike friendly. The cycling improvements made over that last few years have done an enormous amount to change that, but the waterfront network is still incomplete. Please complete the missing link in the change so that more people can safely enjoy Vancouver’s fantastic waterfront park system & leave their cars at home.
  • Roy Abraham
    commented 2018-02-08 13:23:08 -0800
    At your meeting on February 19, I urge you to vote for a safe and delightful Seaside Greenway route in the Kitsilano Beach area. The Greenway should be a park and seaside experience for both people walking and biking, similar in design and intent throughout the 28 km of Greenway.


    This is an important moment for cycling in parks in the City. Park Board staff have been saying that Park Board wants cycling to, not through parks. This could really affect the great recreational, transportation and environmental synergies that cycling and parks share.


    Commissioners, I want to be able to bike in the park with the children in my life learning to ride, the older family and friends who are less stable and all of the rest of us who love to get out in the fresh air and enjoy the exercise of biking! Bonus, we can get to the park in a non-polluting manner as well!


    The Seaside Greenway Kits Beach area bike routing on the narrow shared path by the sea as well as on the roads by the parks is dangerous and not enjoyable year round. Improvements need to be made.


    Although the scope of this project currently doesn’t include east of Maple Street, we encourage Park Board to work with Engineering staff to take this opportunity to look for a routing along the north side of Ogden Ave (to avoid legal issues with adjacent Hadden Park)


    I look forward to being able to bike safely and with the enjoyment of sea and park in that area and to have a chance to provide feedback at a public consultation.
  • Navdeep Chhina
    commented 2018-02-08 10:54:36 -0800
    t your meeting on February 19, I urge you to vote for a safe and delightful Seaside Greenway route in the Kitsilano Beach area. The Greenway should be a park and seaside experience for both people walking and biking, similar in design and intent throughout the 28 km of Greenway.


    This is an important moment for cycling in parks in the City. Park Board staff have been saying that Park Board wants cycling to, not through parks. This could really affect the great recreational, transportation and environmental synergies that cycling and parks share.


    Commissioners, I want to be able to bike in the park with the children in my life learning to ride, the older family and friends who are less stable and all of the rest of us who love to get out in the fresh air and enjoy the exercise of biking! Bonus, we can get to the park in a non-polluting manner as well!


    The Seaside Greenway Kits Beach area bike routing on the narrow shared path by the sea as well as on the roads by the parks is dangerous and not enjoyable year round. Improvements need to be made.


    Although the scope of this project currently doesn’t include east of Maple Street, we encourage Park Board to work with Engineering staff to take this opportunity to look for a routing along the north side of Ogden Ave (to avoid legal issues with adjacent Hadden Park)


    I look forward to being able to bike safely and with the enjoyment of sea and park in that area and to have a chance to provide feedback at a public consultation.

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