This past weekend, I decided to take a quick ride over to Jericho from the West End, just to see what was happening with the Folk Festival.
Along the way, I found several long-standing examples of the City of Vancouver’s Park Board indifference to cycling. (I know the commissioners would disagree, but the lack of action over so many years, regardless of all the plans, consultations and rhetoric, speak otherwise.)
For instance the path pictured above, just to the west of the Aquatic Centre, connecting Beach Avenue with the Seaside Greenway —narrow asphalt and worn grass — is ambiguous, inadequate and unsafe. If it were under the jurisdiction of the City’s engineering department, it would likely have been rectified by now (it’s been this way for decades).
But it’s Park Board territory — and another example of their attitude: #wedontcare. Read more »