Category: Transportation

Transportation

Downtown Bus Service Review Open House

The Downtown Vancouver Local Bus Service Review is a joint initiative of the City of Vancouver and TransLink. The objective of the review is to develop a near term (one- to five-year) vision for the bus network in the downtown core.

Attend the Downtown Local Bus Service Review open house and learn more about this project, talk with the study team and share your thoughts on how to improve bus service in downtown Vancouver.

June 22, 2013 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay St)

 

Public Walk: Comox-Helmcken Greenway June 29

The City is accepting feedback on the road construction of the long-awaited Comox-Helmcken Greenway.

WERA is hosting a public walk of the Greenway on June 29th. We’ll get started at 11:00 am from the corner of Comox & Chilco. A City Engineer will join us to answer our questions about the construction efforts. Everyone is welcome!

Greenway Walk poster

Community Plan Open Houses

Mark your calendars for the next set of open houses which will cover the refined community plan draft directions.

Wednesday, June 19, 4-7 pm at Best Western Sands Hotel (1755 Davie)

Saturday, June 22, 1-4 pm at West End Strawberry Festival (Barclay Heritage Square)

Tuesday, June 25, 4-7 pm at Blue Horizon Hotel (1225 Robson)


ABOUT THE WEST END COMMUNITY PLAN

In April 2012, the City initiated a new Community Planning process for the West End. When completed, the plan will provide long-range guidance on a variety of issues – including housing, transportation, parks and public space, social issues, arts, culture, heritage and more. The new plan will replace the older West End Commercial Policy Plan (1986) and West End Residential Areas Policy Plan (1987).

For information on our planning work to date, upcoming events and opportunities for public involvement, please stay in touch via the following means:

Web & List-serv sign-up: vancouver.ca/westendplan
Email: westendplan@vancouver.ca
Twitter: @westendplan
Telephone: 3-1-1

 

West End All Candidates Debate: April 25

A collective of West End community groups, including WERA, are working together to host an All Candidates Debate for the BC election.

Mark your calendars!

April 25, from 7-9pm at Central Presbyterian Church, 1155 Thurlow.


debate_poster-1

 

Community Plan Open Houses: April 4, 6, 9

West End Community Plan DirectionsOpen HousesThe following announcements are messages from the City’s West End Community Planning Team.

Plan directions open houses

Since the planning process launched in April 2012, we’ve received a wide range of feedback from residents, businesses and other stakeholders which has helped shape a set of directions. Drop-in to an open house to learn more about the directions and have your say. Your input will help refine the directions and create a draft plan.

Thursday, April 4, 4-7pm
Best Western Sands Hotel, 1755 Davie Street

Saturday, April 6, 11am-2pm
West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street

Tuesday, April 9, 4-7pm
Blue Horizon Hotel, 1225 Robson Street


What do you think of the housing issues we have identified in the West End? 

Were you unable to attend our housing info session Feb 26th? View our consultation materials under the ‘documents’ tab (vancouver.ca/westendplan), then give us your comments by filling out our questionnaire. Materials provide you with an opportunity to find out more about the housing issues facing the West End, and also what we’ve heard about housing from both the community and the area housing providers. The feedback you provide here will help inform the draft West End Community Plan directions that we will be coming out with April 4, 6, and 9.

The survey is open until March 24, 2013.

Neighbourhood Small Grants workshops at GNH

2013_NSGdeadlinebuttonOnce again the Neighbourhood Small Grants are available to residents of the Vancouver West End.

The Vancouver Foundation has funded Gordon Neighbourhood House (GNH) since 2011 to fund community projects and to assist individuals to fulfil their ideas, dreams and goals to make the West End a greater place to live.

Gordon Neighbourhood House is hosting a series of free information workshops to assist residents in formulating their ideas and or creating a working budget for their grant.

Also GNH is here to completely dissolve any fears or intimidation that you may have surrounding grant applications. This is a very simple process and we will personally assist anyone who requires assistance with this process.

These workshops are scheduled as follows:

  • Wednesday March 6th 11am – Noon
  • Wednesday March 13th  6pm – 7pm
  • Saturday March 16th  10am – 11am
  • Wednesday March 20th  5pm – 6pm
  • Wednesday March 27th  6pm – 7pm

Check out the Vancouver Foundation website where all information can be found regarding these Grants.

Sandra GoodridgeCoordinator, Neighbourhood Small Grants Project 2013

Gordon Neighbourhood House
1019 Broughton Street, Vancouver BC V6G 2A7

The Comox-Helmcken Greenway Section 1 before Council next Wed. Dec 12

The Comox-Helmcken greenway section 1 is at Transportation and Environment Committee next week

DATE:
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
TIME:
9:30 am
PLACE:
Council Chamber
Third Floor, City Hall

From the City of Vancouver:

The agenda for the meeting can be viewed at:CoV website

For the report on the Greenway: Report

If you wish further information on this matter, please contact Douglas Scott, Active Transportation, at 604.873.7155.  If you wish to address the Standing Committee, please call me at 604.871.6355, by 1:00 pm, Tuesday, December 11, 2012.  Please note speakers are requested to limit their comments to no longer than five minutes.

You may also communicate your thoughts on the issue to the Mayor and Councillors by emailing mayorandcouncil@vancouver.ca and we will ensure Council receives all correspondence before the matter is considered.

For your information, all meetings of Council are webcast and can be viewed at:Whatch live The minutes for this meeting can be viewed at: approximately two days following the meeting.  Hard copies of the minutes are available upon request.

Lori Isfeld
Meeting Coordinator
Legislative Operations
City Clerk’s Office
T: 604-871-6355
lori.isfeld@vancouver.ca