Guest writes below:
Possible – given a lack of ‘Hazard’ signage at the Park Board or City. Sure, that’s it.
However, a few hundred metres to the north along Arbutus Street, there is this: a closed gate for another parking lot next to the beach and basketball courts. Note the signage.
More than that, note how the gate completely blocks the roadway, leaving no room for cyclists to get from the beach to Arbutus in order to avoid cycling through the most conflicted part of the park, where they are explicitly prohibited from riding. So they have to go on the grass.
This is another small gesture of contempt. But the Park Board simply doesn’t care. They’ve effectively gaslighted the cycling community from getting resolution to the Kits/Hadden Park conflict, despite years of consultations and committees. Some commissioners, like John Coupar, simply don’t want cyclists going through their parks for transportation, which might require upgrading the paths to City standards for space and separation.
Some activists fear a Kits flow way, as described below, would give the Board the precedent to remove or not build proper cycling paths. Then the City would be responsible for designing and paying for the infrastructure, and taking whatever political backlash that occurs (when, for instance, removing street parking).
What’s even more curious is that a majority of commissioners come from the left, especially the Green Party. And they apparently have no desire or political will to resolve this.
So nothing happens. Except the placement of barriers to discourage cycling.