The Rain or Shine Ride on Sunday, November 29 to show support for a permanent bike lane on the roads in the park is postponed due to covid restrictions. Please join in the rally on December 27, 2020 and your letters to the Parks Board Commissioners are ultra-important. Your Voice counts, please take a minute to send a letter expressing your opinion on cycling in Stanley Park.
Background information: Park Board commissioner John Irwin says, “I just rode the lane today and there were a lot of cyclists using it even though it was a cooler November day. The recent Parks Board motion to change the transport planning priority has less to do with accessibility and more to do with increasing automobile access. Accessibility for those with mobility challenges is well covered by the City’s Transport 2040 Plan, and this change to the hierarchy will not help our city meet our transportation or our climate emergency goals. Also, this motion calls for an end to the very successful Beach Avenue bike lane.
Ultimately, accessibility is not about automobiles, it’s about improving accessibility in our parks, providing more access for those with mobility issues, improving access by public transportation and adding electric shuttles to more remote areas in our park system. We can achieve this while increasing active transportation in our parks and our city.”
Your voice counts. Send an email to PBcommissioners@vancouver.ca
• Please support improved park access for all users, especially families with small children, seniors, wheelchair users and everyone who enjoys getting out of a car and enjoying active transportation to our parks and within our parks. My friends and I love cycling to Stanley Park, around the Seawall and through the park. The Beach Avenue bike lane improves our accessibility. ~ Colleen
Thanks to Ken Ohrn for the Beach Avenue bike lane photo.