STOP THE WASTEFUL TEARING UP OF TREES ON POINT GREY ROAD!
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The city is wasting $6.4 million tax dollars to tear up trees and widen the sidewalk to “further enhance” the path between McDonald and Alma. This is a shocking and unnecessary use of tax dollars and the city has ignored pleas to stop this second phase of works on Point Grey Road.
- The existing sidewalks provide ample space for the low pedestrian volume in the area and no such widening is in any way necessary. View photos on our Facebook page.
- Lush, mature trees and shrubs will be replaced for concrete, “de-greening” the neighbourhood and reducing the green canopy city council feels is so important.
- Risk of accidents will increase as proper sight-lines will be eliminated.
- The funds should be redirected to communities that really need it, not to one of Canada’s wealthiest postal codes.
- Read messages from concerned Vancouver taxpayers about the project.
The City of Vancouver has not broadly consulted with or listened to its residents. Let’s send a message to Mayor Gregor Robertson and Vancouver City Council. Stop ploughing through the decision-making process without public input.
Concerned Kitsilano Residents is a community organization against Vancouver City Council's decision to spend $6.4 million on Phase 2 of the Seaside Greenway. The Seaside Greenway is a 28km stretch of walking and cycling paths that begin at the Vancouver Convention Centre and end at Spanish Banks Park. Phase 2 of the project includes a plan to widen sidewalks on Point Grey Road between Tatlow Park and Alma Street. On May 4th, Vancouver City Council approved the project and construction is set to begin this summer.
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- Under Mayor Gregor Robertson, homelessness at all time high even though his mandate was to eliminate it. $6.4 million should be redirected to tackle issues like homelessness.
- Tree canopy has been diminished since Mayor Robertson has been in power. A 9-foot concrete sidewalk on Point Grey Road is NOT a green agenda!
- An individual pursuing a personal agenda and breaking election promises.
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