Update (Apr. 7, 2021) Updates from our CoV Engineering liaison person on Prior Street work progress: Concrete in the parking lanes is being repaired as funding was secured following past utility work. The BC Hydro trench was repaired for the same reason. The City recovers repair costs from the third parties concerned when they construct…

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The twinning of the Burrard Inlet Rail Line has been deferred by CN Rail, possibly to coordinate with the construction of the underpass at Venables. The Centerm Port expansion is on schedule to be completed by 2022 and will likely result in increased rail traffic.  The City will be launching a pilot project this Spring…

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The Prior Street Working group met with senior members of the City Engineering, Transportation and Park planning departments on March 18. Here’s what we learned:  Calming Prior project Work so far to calm traffic on Prior has made a modest impact on reducing speed and volume. Progress has been hampered by BC Hydro’s extended street…

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Is there a plan in place yet for a major re-design of Strathcona Park? When might that happen? Where will the money come from? Jessica Land, our primary liaison with Park Planning responds to questions about how the process works… Question: What are the plans and processes for park renewal?  Is Strathcona park up for…

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Since the decision to calm Prior, it’s been a goal of the SRA to re-imagine Strathcona Park as a more resident-friendly greenspace. With the encampment hopefully closing in April, we’ve restarted that conversation Park Board planners. We’ve also started a Strathcona Park Working Group to both keep the momentum, advocate for funding and ensure that…

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Nov 2020 Our Community-Driven Air Quality Monitoring project officially kicked off Nov. 12 when members of our AQ Working Group met with air quality experts from Metro Vancouver, UBC, Vancouver Coastal Health and the Port’s environmental team to start the discussion about what the project might look like. Can we establish a baseline to measure…

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Dec 2020 What will happen to Strathcona Park if and when housing is provided for the homeless and it is restored to a local park? We kicked off a conversation at our November meeting about ways to re-imagine Strathcona Park as a more inviting place to exercise, socialize and connect for all residents: a senior’s…

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Aug 2020 Residents of the Strathcona Village building complex on 1000-block E. Hastings Street have been attempting to get the attention of city and CN officials to address the noise-related health effects of the very loud rail crossing signals at Cordova St. and Raymur Street.  Due to the interaction between the new “smart” signals and…

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Dec 2020 The SRA was recently awarded a grant from CN Rail’s BC Community Board to undertake a connectivity study to better understand how residents are currently crossing the Burrard Inlet rail corridor. The study will look at the “current conditions” of community connectivity, how this may be influenced by additional grade-separation within the next…

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FINAL MOTION AS APPROVED OCT. 9, 2019 A. THAT Council support grade-separating the Burrard Inlet Rail Line with an underpass along the Prior/Venables Street alignment at no cost to the City; FURTHER THAT Council endorse that the Prior/Venables Street underpass include an all-ages-and-abilities route for the Adanac Bikeway, provide accessible walking connections, facilitate access to…

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