Update: Pedestrians First for Vancouver, Including Point Grey Road


Since publishing a post here last week about the repurposing of Vancouver’s Point Grey Road to create bike lanes, in which I suggested pedestrians should be Vancouver’s number one priority, I’ve learned that pedestrians already are officially the number one priority at Vancouver City Hall.

You’d never know it, though–unless you were corrected by a Vancouver City Councillor, as was I after publishing that post.

Subsequent to being informed of my error, I came across an interesting blog post published a couple of years ago that addresses the skewed priorities of Vancouver’s Mayor Robertson and his Vision party: “Pedestrians are an afterthought for Vancouver politicos.” Its author is Daniel Fontaine, the former Chief of Staff to Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan, our current Mayor’s immediate predecessor.  (In that post, Fontaine provides links to official policy information, including the excerpt I’ve pasted above.)

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