It was a full house last night at 1128 Quebec Street when residents from Strathcona, Citygate, and Crosstown met with city staff to ask that there be community consultation on their plan to close Union street, re-directing 2000+ cars and trucks per day onto the congested residential streets of Milross and National. This plan, masked as “upgrades to the Adanac Bikeway”, somehow never made it to the agenda of the Northeast False Creek Working Group that has been meeting monthly under the city’s chairmanship for the last 6 years.
Everyone – Cyclists, Parents , Seniors, – residents from impacted neighbourhoods expressed their fears for safety. The Director of Transportation admitted that he had no statistics on pedestrian injuries unless there was an ICBC claim. John Murray, a Director on the Board of the FCRA disclosed that the person who cause his accident did not make an ICBC claim. No Statistics there! Others had similar stories to tell. Again, the City has no interest in our lived experience – 20 years in the neighbourhood means nothing!
MAKE A NOISE – We live hear, we work here, we play here. The City must take our views into account! 8 – 9 am, 200 block Union Street. Be there with bells on–or trombones, trumpets, pots and pans