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  • Matt Holland
    commented 2017-10-19 17:13:54 -0700
    Dear Commissioners,


    I urge the Park Board to improve the dangerous segment of the Seaside Greenway route in the Kitsilano Beach area immediately. This section from the Burrard Bridge west to Balsam Street is one of the last unsafe sections of the iconic 28 km Seaside Greenway.


    I frequently visit Kits Pool in the summer months, often by bike, so I have observed at first hand the issues with this area. The route through this section of the Greenway currently requires cyclists to navigate a car park, interacting with cars reversing in and out of spaces where the drivers view is restricted. Other places involved a narrow path, or riding on a street with two lanes of parking. I can easily imagine how the current situation could lead to parents with children and less experienced cyclists to leave their bikes at home next time


    The Greenway is one of Vancouver’s greatest assets, not just for keen cyclists but for people of all ages on and off bikes, and I look forward to it being finished to the standard it deserves by filling in this last remaining section.


    Regards,
  • Francois Dionne
    commented 2017-10-18 14:33:11 -0700
    We need some improvements to that important part of the seawall to make sure everyone can feel safe and enjoy themselves.
  • Kent MacWilliam
    commented 2017-10-18 14:07:18 -0700
    Dear Commissioners,


    I urge the Park Board to improve the dangerous segment of the Seaside Greenway route in the Kitsilano Beach area immediately. This section from the Burrard Bridge west to Balsam Street is one of the last unsafe sections of the iconic 28 km Seaside Greenway.


    The route through this incredibly well-used section of the Greenway either forces people walking and biking to share a narrow asphalt path or else forces people to ride on roads with heavy traffic and parking on both sides as well as through an extremely busy parking lot. People choose to bike on the Greenway because it is perhaps the most safe, scenic, and flat route in Vancouver and as a result it attracts people of all ages and abilities, including many children, novice, and recreational cyclists. The condition of the Greenway in this section not only deters those people on bikes to continue westward to Jericho and Spanish Banks, but it is also dangerous to them as they deal with conflicts with inattentive motorists on the roads and is unsafe for both people cycling and walking on the busy shared path.


    I look forward to hearing that you will be acting on this issue urgently.


    Regards,

    Kent MacWilliam
  • Shaun Lang
    commented 2017-10-17 17:01:22 -0700
    Dear Commissioners,


    I strongly urge the Park Board to improve the dangerous segment of the Seaside Greenway route in the Kitsilano Beach area immediately. This section from the Burrard Bridge west to Balsam Street is one of the last un-safe sections of the iconic 28 km Seaside Greenway.


    This route is used by many local residents and visiting tourists. It is marked as a designated

    bike route, but is dangerously routed through a busy parking lot which becomes even more perilous during the summer months. This in turn can deter people from riding to the beach

    and creates even more motor vehicle traffic.


    A better solution must be found and it is the responsibility of the elected park board to take

    swift and immediate action.


    Sincerely,


    Shaun Lang
  • Ken Ohrn
    commented 2017-10-17 15:28:34 -0700
    Vancouver is known as a city where residents and visitors alike can choose to travel around by bike. There is a growing network of safe and effective bike infrastructure to help make these trips appealing. And the network gets a lot of use, increasingly by families and their children.


    However, the Seaside Greenway suffers from bad infrastructure at Kits Beach, where people on bikes are directed through a parking lot. When busy with people on bikes, it is also busy with people in cars. The two do not mix well — one group travelling; another turning, waiting and backing into or backing out of parking slots.


    It’s a dangerous situation for people on bikes, who are vulnerable to any mistake or miscalculation by a motor vehicle operator.


    The Parks Board needs to work out a solution to this bad routing before this facility’s weakness results in death or injury to a vulnerable traveler on a bike.
  • Molly Millar
    commented 2017-10-17 14:36:13 -0700
    Dear Commissioners,


    I urge the Park Board to improve the dangerous segment of the Seaside Greenway route in the Kitsilano Beach area immediately. This section from the Burrard Bridge west to Balsam Street is one of the last unsafe sections of the iconic 28 km Seaside Greenway.


    The route through this incredibly well-used section of the Greenway either forces people walking and biking to share a narrow asphalt path or else forces people to ride on roads with heavy traffic and parking on both sides as well as through an extremely busy parking lot. People choose to bike on the Greenway because it is perhaps the most safe, scenic, and flat route in Vancouver and as a result it attracts people of all ages and abilities, including many children, novice, and recreational cyclists. The condition of the Greenway in this section not only deters those people on bikes to continue westward to Jericho and Spanish Banks, but it is also dangerous to them as they deal with conflicts with inattentive motorists on the roads and is unsafe for both people cycling and walking on the busy shared path.


    I look forward to hearing that you will be acting on this issue urgently.


    Regards,

    Molly Millar
  • Paul Dragan
    commented 2017-10-17 14:34:43 -0700
    We need, for the sake of our children and seniors (and everyone in between) to have a SAFE, SEPARATED, & COMFORTABLE Greenway/Bicycle Path thru Kits Beach. It is difficult to believe, after all the improvements we have experienced through out the city and other parks , that we are still directing children into parking lots as part of their cycling journey. Kits Beach improvements are long overdue. Please act to improvement this dangerous lack of facilities before someone is injured or killed.
  • Vitalii Vovk
    commented 2017-10-13 18:19:49 -0700
    Dear Commissioners,


    I urge the Park Board to improve the dangerous segment of the Seaside Greenway route in the Kitsilano Beach area immediately. This section from the Burrard Bridge west to Balsam Street is one of the last unsafe sections of the iconic 28 km Seaside Greenway.


    The route through this incredibly well-used section of the Greenway either forces people walking and biking to share a narrow asphalt path or else forces people to ride on roads with heavy traffic and parking on both sides as well as through an extremely busy parking lot. People choose to bike on the Greenway because it is perhaps the most safe, scenic, and flat route in Vancouver and as a result it attracts people of all ages and abilities, including many children, novice, and recreational cyclists. The condition of the Greenway in this section not only deters those people on bikes to continue westward to Jericho and Spanish Banks, but it is also dangerous to them as they deal with conflicts with inattentive motorists on the roads and is unsafe for both people cycling and walking on the busy shared path.


    I look forward to hearing that you will be acting on this issue urgently.


    Regards,


    Vitalii Vovk
  • Claudio Vellutini
    commented 2017-10-13 18:16:05 -0700
    Dear Commissioners,


    I am writing to urge the Park Board to improve the dangerous segment of the Seaside Greenway route in the Kitsilano Beach area, especially the section from Burrard Bridge to Balsam Street. This section is very unsafe for cyclists and pedestrians, and measures must be taken to prevent accidents.


    The route through this section of the Greenway is often very busy, but its conditions either force pedestrians and cyclists to share a narrow asphalt path or else forces cyclists to ride on roads with heavy traffic and parking on both sides as well as through an extremely busy parking lot. People choose to bike on the Greenway because it is perhaps the safest, most scenic, and flattest route in Vancouver and as a result it attracts people of all ages and abilities, including many children, novice, and recreational cyclists. The condition of the Greenway in the above-mentioned section not only deters those people on bikes to continue westward to Jericho and Spanish Banks, but it is also dangerous to them as they deal with conflicts with inattentive motorists on the roads and is unsafe for both people cycling and walking on the busy shared path.


    I look forward to hearing that you will be acting on this issue urgently.


    Regards,
  • Graham Shortt
    commented 2017-10-12 21:59:08 -0700
    As someone who regularly cycles in vancouver and travels through kits beach area i’ve always been puzzled as to why there is no separated cycle path through the park area. It is very dangerous cycling through a busy parking lot where drivers are not necessarily paying attention to cyclists and instead looking for an open parking space. The current route also puts cyclist into the entry/exit roadway where motorists are again not looking for cyclists or necessarily expecting cyclists. I can’t say what the route should be for a path however i do believe it should be separated physically from motorists and preferably pedestrians.
  • Neil King
    commented 2017-10-12 09:59:10 -0700
    Make the Seaside Greenway at Kits Beach Safe Now
  • Colin Brander
    commented 2017-10-11 18:37:17 -0700
    I urge the Park Board to improve the dangerous segment of the Seaside Greenway route in the Kitsilano Beach area immediately. This section from the Burrard Bridge west to Balsam Street is one of the last unsafe sections of the iconic 28 km Seaside Greenway.


    The route through this incredibly well-used section of the Greenway either forces people walking and biking to share a narrow asphalt path or else forces people to ride on roads with heavy traffic and parking on both sides as well as through an extremely busy parking lot. People choose to bike on the Greenway because it is perhaps the most safe, scenic, and flat route in Vancouver and as a result it attracts people of all ages and abilities, including many children, novice, and recreational cyclists. The condition of the Greenway in this section not only deters those people on bikes to continue westward to Jericho and Spanish Banks, but it is also dangerous to them as they deal with conflicts with inattentive motorists on the roads and is unsafe for both people cycling and walking on the busy shared path.


    I look forward to hearing that you will be acting on this issue urgently.


    Sincerely,
  • Marc Sinclaire
    commented 2017-10-10 15:41:39 -0700
    I am a regular user of parks throughout Vancouver and often ride my bicycle. While most of the parks have very good paths for bikes Kitsilano Beach Park from the Burrard Bridge to Balsam Street is truly horrific and unsafe. Cyclists are forced to ride among pedestrians, forced onto busy streets and through a heavily congested parking lot. Come on folks, we can do better than this! Lets improve this section for cyclists of all ages.
  • Jeff Rotin
    commented 2017-10-10 11:19:50 -0700
    I urge the Park Board to improve the dangerous segment of the Seaside Greenway route in the Kitsilano Beach area immediately. This section from the Burrard Bridge west to Balsam Street is one of the last unsafe sections of the iconic 28 km Seaside Greenway.


    I regularly cycle along the Seaside Greenway. Every time I get to the Kits beach parking lot I feel as if I’m entering an accident waiting to happen. The parking lot is horribly chaotic, especially in the summer time. Even walking my bike through the parking lot feels very unsafe.


    I urge you to take action to rectify the situation and make the Seaside Greenway safer.
  • Gary Reid McFarlane
    commented 2017-10-10 08:09:38 -0700
    Please make it a priority to improve the safety of the Seaside Greenway route in the Kitsilano Beach area. The current flow of pedestrians, cyclists (and sometimes motorists) is not only unsafe, but leads to conflicts between users of different modes of transportation. Aside from the safety concerns, the pleasantness of the park experience is also affected.


    I am hoping the solution to this problem will not affect the access of either pedestrian or cyclist.


    Regards,

    Gary Reid McFarlane
  • Michael Lang
    commented 2017-10-09 14:44:33 -0700
    I ride the Seaside Greenway with my daughters once a week when I drop them off at Karate at the Billy Bishop Legion. The cycle path is in need of major upgrades. In it’s current state it’s a danger to those that use it especially our more vulnerable population. Often I feel unsafe with my kids when the path thrusts into the street or parking lot. Please help upgrade this section so that it can be made safe for all users.


    Sincerely,


    Mike Lang
  • Martin Feuchtwanger
    commented 2017-10-06 13:04:33 -0700
    Dear Commissioners,


    I urge the Park Board to improve the dangerous segment of the Seaside Greenway route in the Kitsilano Beach area immediately. This section from the Burrard Bridge west to Balsam Street is one of the last unsafe sections of the iconic 28 km Seaside Greenway.


    The route through this incredibly well-used section of the Greenway either forces people walking and biking to share a narrow asphalt path or else forces people to ride on roads with heavy traffic and parking on both sides as well as through an extremely busy parking lot. People choose to bike on the Greenway because it is perhaps the most safe, scenic, and flat route in Vancouver and as a result it attracts people of all ages and abilities, including many children, novice, and recreational cyclists. The condition of the Greenway in this section not only deters those people on bikes to continue westward to Jericho and Spanish Banks, but it is also dangerous to them as they deal with conflicts with inattentive motorists on the roads and is unsafe for both people cycling and walking on the busy shared path.
  • David Hudgins
    commented 2017-10-06 11:58:02 -0700
    I realize this is an issue that is receiving particular attention at this time. As a passionate cyclist and resident of Kitsilano, I would very much like to see the section of greenway between the Burrard Bridge and Balsam Street receive the same level of attention as other parts of the city have received in making it both a safe and clear route for cyclists and pedestrians.


    The route forces cyclists to contend with traffic as they ride between sections of the marked greenway. The paved pathway at the south-most part of Kitsilano Beach Park pits pedestrians against cyclists due to unclear, mixed-use, and very congested planning.


    I look forward to hearing that you will be considering this matter in future.


    Sincerely,
  • Michael Vlasman
    commented 2017-10-05 21:43:43 -0700
    Please make biking along the seawall from the Burrard Bridge to the UBC lands as good as it is in north-east False Creek. It’s a shame that such a fabulous area can’t be as enjoyable for cycling as the other sections of the seawall.


    Thank you.
  • Michael Brauer
    commented 2017-10-05 21:10:48 -0700
    Dear Commissioners,


    I urge the Park Board to improve the dangerous segment of the Seaside Greenway route in the Kitsilano Beach area immediately. This section from the Burrard Bridge west to Balsam Street is one of the last unsafe sections of the iconic 28 km Seaside Greenway.


    The route through this incredibly well-used section of the Greenway either forces people walking and biking to share a narrow asphalt path or else forces people to ride on roads with heavy traffic and parking on both sides as well as through an extremely busy parking lot. People choose to bike on the Greenway because it is perhaps the most safe, scenic, and flat route in Vancouver and as a result it attracts people of all ages and abilities, including many children, novice, and recreational cyclists. The condition of the Greenway in this section not only deters those people on bikes to continue westward to Jericho and Spanish Banks, but it is also dangerous to them as they deal with conflicts with inattentive motorists on the roads and is unsafe for both people cycling and walking on the busy shared path.


    I look forward to hearing that you will be acting on this issue urgently.
  • Patricia Miller
    commented 2017-10-05 20:28:14 -0700
    Dear Commissioners,


    I urge the Park Board to improve the dangerous segment of the Seaside Greenway route in the Kitsilano Beach area immediately. This section from the Burrard Bridge west to Balsam Street is one of the last unsafe sections of the iconic 28 km Seaside Greenway.


    The route through this incredibly well-used section of the Greenway either forces people walking and biking to share a narrow asphalt path or else forces people to ride on roads with heavy traffic and parking on both sides as well as through an extremely busy parking lot. People choose to bike on the Greenway because it is perhaps the most safe, scenic, and flat route in Vancouver and as a result it attracts people of all ages and abilities, including many children, novice, and recreational cyclists. The condition of the Greenway in this section not only deters those people on bikes to continue westward to Jericho and Spanish Banks, but it is also dangerous to them as they deal with conflicts with inattentive motorists on the roads and is unsafe for both people cycling and walking on the busy shared path.


    I look forward to hearing that you will be acting on this issue urgently.


    Regards,

    Patricia Miller
  • S Seaman
    commented 2017-10-05 17:01:04 -0700
    I urge the Park Board to improve the dangerous segment of the Seaside Greenway route in the Kitsilano Beach area immediately. This section from the Burrard Bridge west to Balsam Street is one of the last unsafe sections of the iconic 28 km Seaside Greenway.


    The route through this incredibly well-used section of the Greenway either forces people walking and biking to share a narrow asphalt path or else forces people to ride on roads with heavy traffic and parking on both sides as well as through an extremely busy parking lot. People choose to bike on the Greenway because it is perhaps the most safe, scenic, and flat route in Vancouver and as a result it attracts people of all ages and abilities, including many children, novice, and recreational cyclists. The condition of the Greenway in this section not only deters those people on bikes to continue westward to Jericho and Spanish Banks, but it is also dangerous to them as they deal with conflicts with inattentive motorists on the roads and is unsafe for both people cycling and walking on the busy shared path.


    I look forward to hearing that you will be acting on this issue urgently.


    Regards,
  • Lisa Altan
    commented 2017-10-05 16:51:06 -0700
    Dear Commissioners,


    Please improve the dangerous segment of the Seaside Greenway route in the Kitsilano Beach area immediately. This section from the Burrard Bridge west to Balsam Street is one of the last unsafe sections of the otherwise pleasant Seaside Greenway.


    Currently, this section is so hazardous that I avoid using the Greenways route on my daily commute, despite the rest of the route being one of the most safe and scenic routes. The current design is very unfortunate and unsafe for all users (pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers).


    The route through this incredibly well-used section of the Greenway either forces people walking and biking to share a narrow asphalt path or else forces people to ride on roads with heavy traffic and parking on both sides as well as through an extremely busy parking lot. People choose to bike on the Greenway because it is perhaps the most safe, scenic, and flat route in Vancouver and as a result it attracts people of all ages and abilities, including many children, novice, and recreational cyclists.


    I look forward to hearing that you will be acting on this issue urgently.


    Regards,
  • Lena Schneider
    commented 2017-10-05 04:49:49 -0700
    Please make necessary upgrade to kits green way. It is too overcrowded

    For the current set up.
  • Jeff Leigh
    commented 2017-10-04 22:29:41 -0700
    Dear Commissioners,


    I urge the Park Board to improve the out-dated and dangerous segment of the Seaside Greenway route in the Kitsilano Beach area immediately. This section from the Burrard Bridge west to Balsam Street stands out as being far less safe than the rest of the 28 km Seaside Greenway, and Vancouver can do so much better, both for residents and visitors.


    The route through this section of the Greenway either forces people walking and biking to share a narrow asphalt path, or else forces people to ride on roads with heavy traffic and parking on both sides, as well as through an extremely busy parking lot. People choose to bike on the Greenway in ever increasing numbers because it is a safe, scenic, and flat route, which connects so many of our parks and beaches in Vancouver. As a result it attracts people of all ages and abilities, including many children, novice, and recreational cyclists. The condition of the Greenway in this section not only deters those people on bikes to continue westward to Jericho and Spanish Banks, but it is also dangerous to them as they deal with conflicts with inattentive motorists on the roads and is unsafe for both people cycling and walking on the busy shared path.


    I personally ride the Seaside Greenway regularly, and always note how bad this section is through Kits Park compared to the rest of the route. With the changes underway to the Seaside Greenway along South False Creek, this section at Kits Beach Park stands out even more.

     

    I ask that you publicly commit to acting on this issue urgently.
  • Ernst Schneider
    commented 2017-10-04 21:54:26 -0700
    I really like the Vancouver bike system that’s being created but I would like to see some kind of bike-only path connecting Burrard Bridge and Balsam Street in the Kitsilano Beach area.
  • Devin Kettle
    commented 2017-10-04 19:49:34 -0700
    Dear Commissioners,


    I urge the Park Board to improve the dangerous segment of the Seaside Greenway route in the Kitsilano Beach area immediately. This section from the Burrard Bridge west to Balsam Street is one of the last unsafe sections of the iconic 28 km Seaside Greenway.


    The route through this incredibly well-used section of the Greenway either forces people walking and biking to share a narrow asphalt path or else forces people to ride on roads with heavy traffic and parking on both sides as well as through an extremely busy parking lot. People choose to bike on the Greenway because it is perhaps the most safe, scenic, and flat route in Vancouver and as a result it attracts people of all ages and abilities, including many children, novice, and recreational cyclists. The condition of the Greenway in this section not only deters those people on bikes to continue westward to Jericho and Spanish Banks, but it is also dangerous to them as they deal with conflicts with inattentive motorists on the roads and is unsafe for both people cycling and walking on the busy shared path.


    I regularly ride this section of the Seaside Greenway with my six-year-old daughter. We frequently end up dodging around groups of people on the path or cars in the parking lot, and I have taught her to yell at people who are blocking the route, when her bike bell doesn’t get their attention, which can happen when the area is very busy. I myself regularly have to yell at drivers backing out of their parking spaces without carefully checking the surroundings as well. This is unpleasant for all involved, but I’d rather be unpleasant than injured.


    This situation needs to be addressed.


    I look forward to hearing that you will be acting on this issue urgently.


    Regards,

    Devin Kettle
  • Lisa Kettle
    commented 2017-10-04 16:28:37 -0700
    Dear Commissioners,


    I urge the Park Board to improve the dangerous segment of the Seaside Greenway route in the Kitsilano Beach area immediately. This section from the Burrard Bridge west to Balsam Street is one of the last unsafe sections of the iconic 28 km Seaside Greenway.


    The route through this incredibly well-used section of the Greenway either forces people walking and biking to share a narrow asphalt path or else forces people to ride on roads with heavy traffic and parking on both sides as well as through an extremely busy parking lot. People choose to bike on the Greenway because it is perhaps the most safe, scenic, and flat route in Vancouver and as a result it attracts people of all ages and abilities, including many children, novice, and recreational cyclists. The condition of the Greenway in this section not only deters those people on bikes to continue westward to Jericho and Spanish Banks, but it is also dangerous to them as they deal with conflicts with inattentive motorists on the roads and is unsafe for both people cycling and walking on the busy shared path.


    I look forward to hearing that you will be acting on this issue urgently.


    Regards,
  • David MacWilliam
    commented 2017-10-04 13:23:13 -0700
    Dear Commissioners,


    I love to ride my bicycle west through Kits however there is one stretch that is very dangerous for cyclists.


    I urge the Park Board to improve the dangerous segment of the Seaside Greenway route in the Kitsilano Beach area immediately. This section from the Burrard Bridge west to Balsam Street is one of the last unsafe sections of the iconic 28 km Seaside Greenway.


    The route through this incredibly well-used section of the Greenway either forces people walking and biking to share a narrow asphalt path or else forces people to ride on roads with heavy traffic and parking on both sides as well as through an extremely busy parking lot. People choose to bike on the Greenway because it is perhaps the most safe, scenic, and flat route in Vancouver and as a result it attracts people of all ages and abilities, including many children, novice, and recreational cyclists. The condition of the Greenway in this section not only deters those people on bikes to continue westward to Jericho and Spanish Banks, but it is also dangerous to them as they deal with conflicts with inattentive motorists on the roads and is unsafe for both people cycling and walking on the busy shared path.


    I look forward to hearing that you will be acting on this issue urgently.
  • Ira Heidemann
    commented 2017-10-03 17:27:57 -0700
    Dear Park Board Commissioners,


    I urge the Park Board to improve the dangerous segment of the Seaside Greenway route in the Kitsilano Beach area immediately. This section from the Burrard Bridge west to Balsam Street is one of the last unsafe sections of the iconic 28 km Seaside Greenway.


    The route through this incredibly well-used section of the Greenway either forces people walking and biking to share a narrow asphalt path or else forces people to ride on roads with heavy traffic and parking on both sides as well as through an extremely busy parking lot. People choose to bike on the Greenway because it is perhaps the most safe, scenic, and flat route in Vancouver and as a result it attracts people of all ages and abilities, including many children, novice, and recreational cyclists. The condition of the Greenway in this section not only deters those people on bikes to continue westward to Jericho and Spanish Banks, but it is also dangerous to them as they deal with conflicts with inattentive motorists on the roads and is unsafe for both people cycling and walking on the busy shared path.


    I look forward to hearing that you will be acting on this issue urgently.


    Thank you.


    Best regards,


    Ira Heidemann

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