January 29, 2019

Cambie Connected: Cycling the Bridge, Before & After (Video)

Tomorrow, Vancouver City Council will receive a report from engineering about public engagement on proposed improvements to the Granville Bridge that would add safe, accessible facilities for cycling and walking, and connect up to similar facilities at either end.

What might that look like? Details aside, we already know the likely, big picture outcomes — you can see them on Burrard Bridge, and most recently, on Cambie Bridge.

Speaking of which, our friends at small places have a new before and after video called Cambie Connected: Cycling Smithe, Nelson, Beatty, and the Bridge

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September 15, 2016

Authenticity, the blog of the City of Vancouver Archives, has this today.  Thanks to writer Sharon Walz.

We are pleased to announce that we are now able to make available a significant volume of records from the City’s Planning Department. The Department has been responsible for land use planning, administering the Zoning and Development By-law and administering development services since 1952. . .
. . .  These records cover some of the critical issues that faced the City’s development in the second half of the 20th century, and we hope you find the records provide valuable background information behind the decisions that have shaped the City for the last 60 years.

Fascinating photo:  note the stadium amid the piles of lumber and log booms in areas where seawalls, parks and boat parking exist today.  I like the modern-day version of this area much better — excellent planning, I’d say.

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