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: https://vancouver.ca/files/cov/2022-05-16-council-memo-prior-venables-street-pilot-rts-12872.pdf They also sent a second memo updating Council on the Prior/Venables Underpass Project: https://vancouver.ca/files/cov/2022-05-16-council%20memo-prior-venables-underpass-project-update-rts-12872.pdf

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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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January 2022 The SRA met with PCL, the lead contractor for the new St. Paul’s Hospital, on Jan. 11 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…

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Celebrate Strathcona is a community event to be held in Strathcona Park on Saturday afternoon, June 11, 2022. The idea is to provide all Strathcona residents with an opportunity to connect, discover and celebrate our diverse community. After two years of CoVid, we could all use a chance to have some fun together. Celebrate Strathcona…

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The Burrard Inlet Line is a single track that runs from the Port of Vancouver directly through our neighbourhood to the Flats Rail Yard behind Pacific Central Station. Until recently, it was rarely used. In 2018, CN Rail re-activated it so that it could better serve customers shipping containers to and from the Centerm Terminal.…

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