The SRA will be hosting an Air Quality Forum on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 1-4 PM at the nə́c̓aʔmat ct (Strathcona) library. The Forum will feature speakers from Metro Vancouver, UBC, and the Port to discuss the health effects of air pollution, local pollutants and pollution levels, the community air quality monitoring study that we’ve started…

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In August, the VFPA reached out to the SRA asking for a letter of support for their Rolling Truck Age Program, which in brief prohibits diesel trucks older than a certain age from entering the Port. The goal is to get older, more polluting trucks off the road. Here’s a link with more details. After…

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The SRA has urged Park Board to put Strathcona Park on its capital plan for redesign and renewal. The Capital Plan approved by Council this summer allocated $6.3M for Park Renewal and also funds for the renewal of specific amenities in the system such as playgrounds and spray parks, sports courts and skate parks, off-leash areas, washrooms,…

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On May 16, 2022, city staff sent the memo below to City Council, summarizing the improvements made to calm Prior Street during the 2020-21 pilot, the resulting impact on traffic volumes and speeds, and recommendations moving forward. In brief, improvements will remain in place until funding for the underpass is secured. In the interim, further…

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SRA Meeting Minutes March  2,  2022 via Zoom Raymur Pump Station Replacement Project Guests: Helen Mei, Project Engineer and Emma Mendoza, Community Liaison Officer – City of Vancouver Engineering Department Re:  The redevelopment of the Raymur Pump Station at Strathcona Park – Large Project that will take place over the next few years. The City…

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The Prior Street working group met with city staff on Feb. 10 to get an update on the pilot project to reduce traffic volume and speeds. The city recently collected data to compare to data collected 2019 and 2020, which roughly shows a roughly 20% decrease in volume and a 20-40% decrease in driving over…

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The Air Quality monitors have arrived and the process of finding hosts will begin within the next month. We’re preparing info sheets which we will send out once they’re ready. In the meantime, we’re still looking for residents to host monitors as part of both this and a concurrent UBC study. Click here for details.  We’ll…

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The SRA met with PCL, the lead contractor for the new St. Paul’s Hospital, on Jan. 11, 2022 for an update on construction activity in the next six months. Excavation, which has been ongoing since November, is expected to continue through May. Through at least March, it will continue 24 hours a day during the week…

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UBC Strathcona and Downtown Eastside Air Quality Monitoring Project A group of UBC grad students will be running an air quality study in parallel with the SRA/Port study. They are currently seeking residential homes to host monitors between February and August of this year. Below is info about their study and the specific monitor they…

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