Monday, July 23, 2012
Vancouver Viaduct Removal - Winners and Losers
Vancouver Viaduct Removal Proposal
On Tuesday July 24th at 9:30 AM City council will hear the overall concept for the removal of the Georgia and Dunsmuir Viaducts. No recommendations or or decisions are being requested and delegations will not be heard at this meeting.
Highlights of the plan
Click on Vancouver Viaducts Study to view the Open House Display boards that tell the complete story from the planners viewpoint.
Who are the winners and losers of the viaduct removal proposal?
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Monday, June 18, 2012
Residential Parking Permit - West End
(Click here to download a full PDF version of the above map.)
When you move into the West End, you will notice that most of the on street parking is by permit only as the above map shows. For the full set of rules and regulations from the City of Vancouver click here.
Parking Permit Rules
Where You Can Get Your Parking Permit
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm (closed on holidays)
--- OR ---
West End Community Centre
870 Denman Street
Note: The West End permit desk is closed daily from 1 pm to 2 pm
What to bring with you to get your Permit
The following 3 items are all required to get your permit.
Valid ICBC car insurance for each vehicle registered to the resident's home in the residential permit zone The mailing address and/or location address on the insurance must list a valid residential address within the residential permit zone. PO Boxes are not acceptable.
One item of recently dated non-personal mail delivered to the same name and address as that shown on the vehicle registration (examples: phone, cable, or hydro bill, bank or credit card statement).
Recently dated Canada Post Change of Address form showing the same name and address as that shown on the vehicle registration.
One other item showing the same name and address as on above items (B.C. driver's license, other items of non-personal mail such as utility bills, bank or credit card statements, etc.).
Not Accepted Id
Personal mail or personal cheques as a form of ID.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Vancouver's Viaducts - Slide Show and Open House Info
Vancouver City Staff Recommends Removing The Downtown Viaducts!
Vancouver's city staff created the following slide show recommending the removal of the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts.
Selling features include more parks and bike lanes and raising the amount of buildable land, which should in turn, garner extra tax revenues for the city, all of which sounds great.
The slides tell us how much it would cost to maintain the Viaducts and that it's 10 times more expensive to maintain them than to maintain similar on ground roads. What they don't mention the cost to remove the viaducts nor to build those new roads/off ramps in the first place. There is no costing of the parks or the bike lanes either. One would expect, however that those costs will be significantly higher than leaving the viaducts in place and maintaining them.
The biggest concern of most people who work downtown and don't live there, is how will the traffic that these two viaducts carry be affected? The slides show how the traffic will be re-routed onto existing routes, but there is no mention how much traffic those routes currently handle, nor if they can handle the increased load created by the removal of the viaducts, without creating additional traffic problems for commuters.
You have an opportunity to find out more, air your concerns, or give the City a pat on the back, at the Public open houses June 5th, 7th and 9th.