A recent UBC report rated Vancouver’s greenspaces using three categories that promote mental well-being: refuge, wild nature and diversity. Strathcona Park received the lowest Aggregated Vulnerability Score in the entire city. Click to read the report. Despite that, there are no plans in the works for even minor improvements. According to park planners, “As you…

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There is no legal limit to the length of time that a train may block a road. However, as of 2014, federal regulations limit the extent to which shunting and idling operations may block roads. The relevant law, referred to colloquially as the “five-minute rule”, is Section 97(2) of the Grade Crossing Regulations (https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-2014-275/FullText.html), which…

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Traffic Calming Measure Location Status Crosswalk Dunlevy Ave & E. Pender St ·  Informed by community feedback, being upgraded to raised crossing with bulges ·  Design is underway, to be installed in late 2023 One way Southbound 400 Campbell St ·  Implementation scheduled for April 2023 30 km/h Speed Zone Neighbourhood wide ·  Implementation scheduled for April 2023 Chicane…

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Since 2008, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) has been trying to reduce emissions from older diesel trucks that were put in service before current air emissions technologies were required. Emissions from these older trucks are a major source of nitrogen oxide, black carbon and particulate matter, which have been proven to cause a growing list of…

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On March 6, 2023 we sent the following letter to the current Park Board commissioners, whom we’re told will soon “be prioritizing which parks are up for renewal in the 2023-2026 Capital Plan and Strathcona Park is still under consideration.“ To: Bastyovanszky, Brennan <Brennan.Bastyovanszky@vancouver.ca>; Christensen, Laura <Laura.Christensen@vancouver.ca>; Digby, Tom <Tom.Digby@vancouver.ca>; Haer, Angela <Angela.Haer@vancouver.ca>; Howard, Marie-Claire <Marie-Claire.Howard@vancouver.ca>;…

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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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