We recognize that the whole city should be engaged in the discussion of the removal of the viaducts. The viaducts serve as a major transportation corridor providing access to the city core from the eastern part of our city. The area around False Creek has the potential to be a significant heritage and green space – a recreation destination for residents and visitors alike.
There are many wonderful features in the plans presented by city staff and we are supportive of the actual removal of the viaducts. However, speaking on behalf of residents who will be most directly impacted by any changes, we cannot endorse the city plan at this time’ without a comprehensive process of investigation into the community related aspects of this proposal. We would hope that this process evolves over the course of one year, maximum, to ensure that the process itself does not devolve into a lengthy debate without resolve.