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Petitioning Province of BC Premier Christy Clark and 3 others

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


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

Letter to
Province of BC Premier Christy Clark
City of Vancouver Vancouver Park Board
City of Vancouver Mayor & Council
and 1 other
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Province of BC Todd Stone
RE: Stanley Park Causeway - Cycling & Pedestrian Safety Improvements

The unfortunate death of a North Vancouver resident on the Stanley Park causeway on May 25th, 2013 comes as no surprise to those who regularly bike or walk between downtown Vancouver and the Lions Gate Bridge. This unfortunate tragedy could have been prevented by having a barrier or fence between the sidewalk and the roadway, and by providing wider 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. I urge you to put short-term and long-term safety improvements in place immediately to prevent future tragedies like this.