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City Engineering Report to Council - Future of Prior Street

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Below is a quote from the City Engineering Report that may determine the future of Prior Street:

Council directed staff to explore alternate alignments that could allow Prior/Venables Street to be downgraded. After five years of comprehensive study and engagement, staff are unable to recommend an alternate arterial alignment to replace Prior/Venables Street that is both supported by the community and that would not place an undue fiscal burden on the City. Given there is no alternate route, by default ,the arterial would remain on Prior/Venables Street and staff recommend we pursue grade-separation with our project partners at no cost to the City.

Read the full report here:  https://council.vancouver.ca/20191001/documents/rr1.pdf

Please come out to the Rally on Monday, 30 September 7:30 am - 8:30 am - tell the City Councillors we want them to follow through on the promise that's been made to Calm Prior!

City Councillors will hear from City Engineering on Tuesday, 1 October.  There may still be spots left if you wish to sign up and speak to Council directly:  https://vancouver.ca/your-government/speak-at-city-council-meetings.aspx#request