SRA newsletter — Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2019
As soon as Oct. 2, City Council will vote on where to put the False Creek Flats Arterial. Even though the Community Panel overwhelming chose the National-Charles (NatCha) option, Prior is back on the table and is likely to be the option recommended to Council by city staff.
Here's what you need to know:
The Flats Arterial is part of a federally funded National Trade Corridor project. Its primary purpose is to facilitate the movement of shipping containers in and out of the...
Neighbourhood Events — Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
SRA newsletter — Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019
CITY COUNCIL TO VOTE ON FLATS ARTERIAL
City Council is scheduled to vote on October 2 on a location for the Flats Arterial that will run through our community, connecting Clark to Main.
Despite the Community Panel’s overwhelming choice of National-Charles (67%), it might surprise you to hear that two options are being considered: National-Charles (NatCha) and underpass on Prior. Yes, Prior. The same Prior that City Council has twice voted to restore to the calm,...
SRA newsletter — Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2019
SRA newsletter — Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019
The SRA’s last meeting before summer break will be on Wednesday, June 5, 7-9 PM at the Strathcona Community Centre. It should be a lively one. Here’s what’s on the agenda:
7:00-8:30 Beyond the Arterial
We’ll be joined by staff from City Planning and Engineering for a discussion of transportation plans for our neighbourhood that are linked to the new arterial, specifically:
Twinning the tracks along the BI Line: What’s the timeline? How will the tracks be used?
SRA newsletter — Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2019
The vote is in!
Today, the Flats Arterial Community Panel picked National-Charles by 67.7% - a super majority for an option that was barely on the table at the start of the process. A huge thanks to all the panelists for their diligence and hard work and to the Jefferson Group for delivering on their promise of creating a forum where a community can tackle a complex problem and arrive at an informed and wise choice.
The April SRA meeting with be this Wednesday, April 10, 7-9 PM...
SRA newsletter — Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Our April SRA meeting will held on the second Wednesday, April 10, so that we can react to the Community Panel’s decision about the Arterial – which is happening on Saturday April 6. Still 7-9 PM, still at the Strathcona Community Centre. We’ll send out an update on Sunday, April 7, with the results of the vote. Here’s hoping for NatCha.
On other fronts, in the last month, activism in Strathcona has yielded some positive results…
Residents reach agreement with CN
SRA newsletter — Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019
Our March monthly meeting will be this Wednesday, Mar 6, 7-9 PM at the Strathcona Community Centre. No big agenda as yet, just general discussion of what's been going on with the Community Panel and in the hood. (e-mail Dan if you have something you'd like to add to the agenda).
The Community Panel will be holding its first public workshop the night before on Tuesday March 5 from 7-9 PM. Click here for info and tickets.
Our National/Charles plan is...
SRA newsletter — Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019
Last Saturday, Dan Jackson and Richard Taplin gave the SRA's presentation to the Flats Arterial Community Panel on why we oppose a road through the park and support the National/Charles option (NatCha). Larry Chan also spoke on why this isn't about choosing a road, it's about choosing a future for Strathcona.
Below are the highlights and links to two maps Richard prepared using the City's National-Grant map. For comparision, the City finally releasaed their own version - the day...
SRA newsletter — Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019
A big thanks to Penny Crawford for taking minutes at last night's meeting (and thanks to Councillor Pete Fry for stopping by). For those of you who missed it, here they are. Feel free to add your comments.
Also, the SRA will be presenting to the Community Panel this Saturday, at 1:30 at the Dudoc Center at 189 Frances, just east of Clark. A good chance to see the process in action. A preview below...
Strathcona Residents Association
Meeting Held 6 February 2019
SRA newsletter — Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
A huge thanks to the (by my count) 80 Strathconians who came to Saturday's Rally in support of calming Prior. It was so great (and gratifying) to see how many people really care. Fantastic signs. Amazing energy. What a community! We need to do that more often.
Thanks also to the many elected officals who were there: City Councillors Pete Fry and Sarah Kirby-Yung and Park Board Commissioners Stuart MacKinnon, Tricia Baker, Dave Demers and Camil Dumont, as well as Councillors Colleen...
SRA newsletter — Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019
Residents of Strathcona... set your alarms.
Members of the community are invited to a peaceful demonstration of community support for not putting the arterial on Prior or through the park. Please gather at the Linear Park at Hawks and Prior at 8:30AM tomorrow, Saturday, Jan 26. The 42 members of the Panel will be gathering across the street near the baseball diamond at 9 AM. The SRA will be giving a brief talk soon thereafter. It will all be over by 9:30.
SRA newsletter — Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019
The time has come.
The future of Strathcona will be decided in the coming months. So if you care about your neighbourhood, stop watching quietly from the sidelines and start getting involved.
The Flats Arterial Community Panel begins next Saturday, Jan. 19 from 9-4:30 PM at Dudoc Vancouver, located at 1489 Francis St. (just east of Clark). City Staff will finally be presenting detailed plans for the various options that afternoon. The public is invited (to watch, not...
SRA newsletter — Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018
Thanks for the amazing turnout last month. We’ll be holding our December monthly meeting this Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7-9 PM at the Strathcona Community Centre. No big agenda. Just a follow-up to last month's Community Panel discussion (we've invited other community groups to come and share their perspective) and then a conversation about “What next?” About the arterial, the trains, the parks. Where should we be focusing our energies in 2019?
All welcome. Come if...
SRA newsletter — Posted: Friday, November 09, 2018
First off, thanks to the many people who came out for our November SRA meeting. It was inspiring and invigorating to see Strathcona rally once again behind the future on our neighbourhood.
For anyone who did not make the meeting, Susanna Haas Lyons, the chair of the Community Panel, sent a copy of her presentation. Here's a link. If you would like an overview of the concerns that came up at the meeting, here another link.
For anyone who would like to be on the Panel...