SPEAKING UP WORKS…
JULY 29, 2013) Tonight marks a monumental step forward for cycling and walking in Vancouver! Council has just passed proposal to make cycling and walking safer along Point Grey Road – York between Jericho and Burrard Bridge.
This was made possible because of your signatures, letters to the editor and calls to put safety first and to give people viable transportation choices! Thank you so much for your support and we look forward to seeing you on the new seaside greenway.
Stanley Park Causeway
First success! Thanks to your emails and words of support at the Vancouver Park Board meeting, the Board has passed Commissioner Constance Barne’s motion to work with the Ministry of Transportation on immediate and long-term safety improvements along the Stanley Park Causeway.
We have closed the petition since the Ministry of Transportation, Vancouver Parks and City Engineering have started working together to find a solution for the safety issues along the Causeway. However, we still need the new BC Transportation Minister Todd Stone to come to the table and the Province to provide funding.
Please email Todd Stone at Minister.Transportation@gov.bc.ca and ask for his support. If you haven’t done so already, please also get in touch with your MLA (MLA Finder: http://www.leg.bc.ca/mla/3-1-1.htm).
Thank you for helping make the Causeway safer and hopefully prevent another tragedy from happening.
Lisa Slakov and Heather Harvey
HUB Vancouver/UBC Committee
HUB North Shore Committee
firstname.lastname@example.org ORIGINAL HUB LETTER
Thanks to all our signatures, emails and phone calls, the Stanley Park Causeway is on the upcoming Vancouver Park Board meeting agenda this Monday, June 24th. We need your help to ensure that short-term and long-term safety improvements are put in place!
The Park Board needs to hear from as many people as possible about the importance of improving safety along the Stanley Park Causeway. If you knew the cyclist who was killed on May 25th or want to share your story/thoughts/ideas, please sign up to speak at the Park Board meeting. You need to sign up in advance by calling 604-257-8480 and leaving your name, number and agenda item (Stanley Park causeway). Registration closes on Monday at noon.Agenda: http://former.vancouver.ca/parks/board/2013/130624/index.htm
Registration: Sign up to speak by calling 604-257-8480
Bring: helmets, bike clothing, flags and items that show support for cycling
Can’t make it? Please share this petition with your friends, tweet your support to @ParkBoard or email PBcommissioners@vancouver.ca directly with your comments.
Lisa Slakov, Heather Harvey and Antje Wahl
HUB Vancouver/UBC and North Shore Local Committee
HUB: Your Cycling Connection
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