On July 8, 2021, we met with city staff to discuss progress on the Calm Prior Pilot Project and recent work done: crosswalks, art cars, speed reader boards, etc. Below is a follow-up memo we sent them on July 21 about work that still needs to be done. 24/7 Parking Along the Park We reached…

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PRIOR ST. / HOSPITAL TRUCKS We had a conversation on April 28 with city engineering about Prior St. improvements and hospital truck routes. The good news is that the long-promised bump-outs and turquoise crosswalks should finally be happening in the next month, just in time for the re-activation of Strathcona Park. The bad news is…

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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 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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Updates from our CoV Engineering liaison person on Prior Street work progress: Contractor working on the bus shelter foundations is almost finished. BC Hydro still has some cable pulling to do; they will be on site for the next few weeks. The cable pulling will not impact street restoration. Street restoration beginning Feb 17: The…

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Updates from our CoV Engineering liaison person on Prior Street work progress: BC Hydro  BC Hydro requested an extension to complete their duct repair work. Now scheduled to finish civil construction on February 3. Their cable contractor will be on site the week of February. Expect the cabling pull work to be completed within the week, assuming…

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