Christy Clark, Todd Stone, Vancouver Park Board: Make the Stanley Park Causeway safer for pedestrians & cyclists
  • Petitioned Premier Christy Clark

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Province of BC
Premier Christy Clark
City of Vancouver
Vancouver Park Board
City of Vancouver
Mayor & Council
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Province of BC
Todd Stone

Christy Clark, Todd Stone, Vancouver Park Board: Make the Stanley Park Causeway safer for pedestrians & cyclists

    1. HUB: Your Cycling Connection
    2. Petition by

      HUB: Your Cycling Connection

      Vancouver, Canada

On May 25, 2013 a North Vancouver woman died on her way to work by bike. She made contact with a pedestrian on the narrow sidewalk along the Stanley Park Causeway and fell on the roadway in front of a bus. This unfortunate tragedy could have been prevented by a barrier or fence between the sidewalk and the roadway, and by providing adequately wide or separated bike and walking paths along the Causeway.

A large and growing number of Vancouver and North Shore residents ride to and from Lions Gate Bridge through Stanley Park. The existing cycling facilities and the 2012 Stanley Park Cycling Plan do little to provide safe and convenient connections between downtown Vancouver and Lions Gate Bridge.

Please sign this petition if you would like to see improvements in Stanley Park that would reduce the chances of another senseless injury or death along the causeway. HUB: Your Cycling Connection has been asking for better cycling infrastructure in Stanley Park, but the Premier, the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Vancouver Park Board also need to hear from people who bike and from the families and friends who want to keep them safe.

Links and resources related to this petition:

Official HUB letter to politicians
https://bikehub.ca/sites/default/files/imce/2013-06-05_hub_stanleypark_petition.pdf

Vancouver Police media release: Fatal Collision in Stanley Park Causeway
http://mediareleases.vpd.ca/2013/05/25/fatal-collision-in-stanley-park-causeway/

North Shore News: Good cause
http://www.nsnews.com/news/Good+cause/8467417/story.html

2012 Stanley Park Cycling Plan
http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/stanley-park-cycling-plan.aspx

UPDATE - JULY 29, 2013 - The Province of BC has announced plans to fast track safety improvements along the Stanley Park Causeway and this is all thanks to your letters & signatures! http://ow.ly/np5fq

Recent signatures

    News

    1. NEWS Province to fast track safety improvements along Stanley Park Causeway

      HUB: Your Cycling Connection
      Petition Organizer

      The Province of BC has announced plans to fast track safety improvements along the Stanley Park Causeway and this is all thanks to your letters & signatures! http://ow.ly/np5fq

      Thank you for your support and helping to prevent this tragedy from happening again! We'll keep you posted on news and future developments as they become available!

      If you'd like to support future safety improvements, cycling education programs and bike friendly events, consider signing up for our newsletter or becoming a HUB supporter by visiting http://bikehub.ca.

      Causeway safety options under review

      CHANGES to make cycling the Stanley Park causeway safer for cyclists are being fast-tracked by the province after the fatal crash of a cyclist two months ago. Cyclists lobbied for safety improvements after a 61-year-old woman from North Vancouver was killed May 25 after she fell off the sidewalk while riding her bike and was struck by a West Vancouver transit bus.

    2. Success! Park Board working with Ministry of Transportation on Causeway

      HUB: Your Cycling Connection
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to your letters & words of support at the Vancouver Park Board meeting, the Board has passed Commissioner Constance Barne's motion to work with the Ministry of Transportation on immediate and long-term safety improvements along the Stanley Park Causeway!

      We have closed the petition since the Ministry of Transportation, Vancouver Parks and City Engineering have started working together to look at solutions for the Causeway. However, we still need the new BC Transportation Minister Todd Stone to come to the table and for the Province to provide funding.

      Please email Todd Stone at Minister.Transportation@gov.bc.ca and ask for his support. If you haven't done so already, please also get in touch with your MLA (MLA Finder: http://www.leg.bc.ca/mla/3-1-1.htm).

      Thank you for helping make the Causeway safer and hopefully prevent another tragedy from happening.

    3. MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert supports call for safety improvements

      HUB: Your Cycling Connection
      Petition Organizer

      Spencer Chandra Herbert, MLA for Vancouver-West End, has sent a letter in support of improvements along the Stanley Park Causeway. He also spoke at the June 24th Park Board meeting and helped pass Constance Barne's motion to work with the Ministry of Transportation on finding a solution for the Causeway. Here is Spencer's letter: https://bikehub.ca/sites/default/files/imce/2013-06-24_schandraherbert_-_stanley_park_causeway_to_hub.pdf

    4. Your stories & support needed at June 24th Park Board meeting!

      HUB: Your Cycling Connection
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to all our signatures, emails and phone calls, the Stanley Park Causeway is on the upcoming Vancouver Park Board meeting agenda this Monday, June 24th. We need your help to ensure that short-term and long-term safety improvements are put in place!

      The Park Board needs to hear from as many people as possible about the importance of improving safety along the Stanley Park Causeway. If you knew the cyclist who was killed on May 25th or want to share your story/thoughts/ideas, please sign up to speak at the Park Board meeting. You need to sign up in advance by calling 604-257-8480 and leaving your name, number and agenda item (Stanley Park causeway). Registration closes on Monday at noon.

      Date & time: Monday June 24th, 7pm
      Location: Park Board Boardroom, 2099 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
      Agenda: http://former.vancouver.ca/parks/board/2013/130624/index.htm
      Registration: Sign up to speak by calling 604-257-8480
      Bring: helmets, bike clothing, flags and items that show support for cycling

      Vancouver Park Board - Board Meetings

      A Regular Board meeting will be convened immediately following the Park Board Committee Meeting

    5. Reached 500 signatures
    6. Park Board Commissioner Constance Barnes will bring motion to Park Board

      HUB: Your Cycling Connection
      Petition Organizer

      Park Board Commissioner Constance Barnes supports our initiative to make Stanley Park and the Causeway safer and has announced that she is bringing a motion to the Park Board. She thanks you for your emails and would like to let you know that she is pushing for improvements.

    7. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Ken Yu RICHMOND, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      Safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

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    • Donald Clancy VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      I don't cycle the causeway a lot but when I do I feel absolute terror. The narrow non-guardrail sidewalk is very dangerous and requires only a small degree of error to wind up in the almost continuous high speed traffic. A guard railed sidewalk would encourage many more cyclists to cross

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    • Michael Bree VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      The current situation is not safe.

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    • Betsy Agar NORTH VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      My children should be able to ride safely around one of Canada's most treasured public parks

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    • Heather Drugge NORTH VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      I ride the causeway home to the north shore from downtown every day and have done so for the past 12 years. Improvements made with the new bridge and widening of the side walk through the causeway have increased the number of users over the years. Mixing fast moving cyclists with unpredictable pedestrians is not a good plan. Separation between all forms of transportation would be better with barriers between the road bed and the sidewalk and separation between pedestrians and cyclists.

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