Residents of Strathcona:
For those concerned about the Union bikeway, here’s a link to the plan they showed us at the meeting. http://vancouver.ca/files/cov/Union-Adanac-Spot-Improvements-POH-Boards.pdf
You can send comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Agenda approved, Minutes from October approved
Announcements: Pub Night Friday Nov. 3rd $20.
SRA now member of Metro Vancouver Alliance: Annual delegate convention Nov 29, 6:30. SRA would like to send a few delegates. Good way to see social activism @ city-wide level. Asking for volunteers
Additional train traffic – a letter to the City for SRA use is on the website – the City would like to get feedback from us
Melanie – representing SFU Grad Students:
16 students are helping to put together a case for why the road shouldn’t go through the Park. They are looking at social economic ecological and social capital - all aspects including mental health. SRA members encouraged to do the survey which is on the website.
Jason, a resident asked about Earthquake preparedness and shared his concerns. He suggests a group get together to discuss a plan for the neighbourhood with the end goal of creating a community response.
Jason will draft something to put on the website to get people thinking about it.
Ross Kenny – City of Vancouver Streets and Engineering - presentation.
The City is proposing a series of bump outs on the bike lanes and are encouraging residents to sponsor a mini garden in each bumpout.
Concerns were heard and the City is hoping to finalize the design soon.
For info: email@example.com or Vancouver.ca/greenstreets
The bump outs, etc. – will hopefully be finalized by spring 2018.
Community Policing office will hopefully be open end of November, have just secured a lease – 872 Hastings. Actively recruiting volunteers.
Centerm Expansion Project – Port of Vancouver. 750,000 of containers to 1.3 million containers – a 73% increase in containers. Lots more trucks and more rail activity will be coming. Largely diesel emissions – black carbon – are estimated to double. Health & safety concerns. It’s a 500 million dollar project and yet no environmental review has been ordered. We need a champion on Council
Meeting with Melanie Mark in next few weeks. Working on getting media coverage.
Discussion re road thru park – city is aware that many residents do not want a road through the park and have not communicated any plans.
Janne-Marie proposes that we be more proactive – and asked for help. The survey people will send an email and ask for people to help.
Laurel will put on social media.