- City of VancouverCity Council
- Jerry DobrovolnyDirector of Transportation
Stop the Bike Lanes
The City of Vancouver plans to prevent residents from stopping their vehicles in front of their houses on Point Grey Road, Stephens, York and Trafalgar streets.
The City plans to reduce vehicle lanes on Point Grey Road from 4 to 2, on York and Trafalgar from 2 to 1 and on Stephens from 2 to 0.
To make room for its “Greenway” the City plans to chop down trees and reduce Park space on Point Grey and Trafalgar.
Because of lost vehicle lanes, the City expects the traffic congestion to nearly double on 4th Avenue, McDonald, Cornwall, Burrard and other streets.
The project is expected to cost millions of dollars, and the City plans to increase property taxes.
Since arterial route bike lanes have been introduced to Vancouver, bicycle traffic has actually decreased and the number of bicycle accidents has actually increased. See http://604commuter.wordpress.com/ for details.
There is already a bike lane on 3rd Avenue, which costs nothing, and causes none of the disruption, congestion or environmental damage proposed by the City.
The City intends to implement this plan very soon.
If you want this plan changed, contact the City of Vancouver Director of Transportation, Jerry Dobrovolny at 604-873-7331 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please email or telephone the Mayor and All City Council Members as follows:
One email: email@example.com
Mayor Gregor Robertson: firstname.lastname@example.org 604-873-7621
Councillor George Affleck: email@example.com 604-873-7248
Councillor Elizabeth Ball: firstname.lastname@example.org 604-873-7240
Councillor Adriane Carr: email@example.com 604-873-7245
Councillor Heather Deal: firstname.lastname@example.org 604-873-7242
Councillor Kerry Jang email@example.com 604-873-7246
Councillor Raymond Louie firstname.lastname@example.org 604-873-7243
Councillor Geoff Meggs email@example.com 604-873-7249
Councillor Andrea Reimer firstname.lastname@example.org 604-873-7241
Councillor Tim Stevenson email@example.com 604-873-7247
Councillor Tony Tang firstname.lastname@example.org 604-873-7244
- City Council
City of Vancouver
- Director of Transportation
Stop the Bike Lanes
We petition the City to stop and reassess its plans for bike lane expansion in Vancouver.
The current plans will increase traffic congestion, reduce resident and service vehicle access, decrease park space and increase danger to cyclists.
The revised plans must address and eliminate these deficiencies in a way that benefits all residents of Vancouver, including cyclists, drivers, pedestrians, home owners and business owners.
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