The Tenth Avenue Hospital District, the Bikeway, and Parking Spaces

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Anyone that is travelling by bike going east/west across the city knows what a super cycling street Tenth Avenue is to commute. It is relatively level, has great scenery, and gets you where you want to be. Trouble is that it also goes through the Hospital District between Oak and Cambie Street where the Vancouver General Hospital is with an array of specialists visited daily by many many people who for illness or accident may not have great mobility and may be travelling by car. And there is the rub.

As reported in the Vancouver Sun the City of Vancouver Engineering Department is back to consult this month with changes for this section of street including separated bike lanes on either side of the avenue, raised pedestrian crossings, passenger drop-off zones near arthritis and eye care centres, and improved signage. 

And here is the problem-close to one hundred metered on-street parking spaces…

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