The Tenth Avenue Hospital Precinct, the Bikeway, and those parking spaces

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vancouver-bc_may-27_2016-arthur-orsini-commutes-on-his-bikTenth Avenue between Oak Street and Cambie Street in Vancouver is a designated bikeway. It also hosts the welcome mat for many British Columbians who are seniors accessing health care services from the varied parts of the Vancouver General Hospital. Many seniors from outside the Metro Vancouver area also come to this street for  specialists appointments at one of the many Vancouver General Hospital  (VGH) related buildings along Tenth Avenue. Yes many of these people are the elderly and the infirm, and yes they should be traveling by taxis and accessible bus. But if they are from out-of-town, they may not be able to do that.

And there is the rub-how do you provide reasonable on-street parking  for seniors that may be only able to access by car? Is it reasonable to allow people who are quickly going to the Emergency entrance a chance to have metered parking outside the…

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