The Tenth Avenue Bikeway, The Hospital Precinct, and the $900,000 Question

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The City of Vancouver has information here on their proposed bikeway plan for Tenth Avenue between Oak and Cambie Streets which will take out one hundred parking spaces and which will install east and west bike lanes on this well-travelled street. The City calls this section of street the “Health” instead of the “Hospital” precinct, as one astute observer noted.  While cyclists see this as a street to bike through, for many health consumers in the Province this location is close to their last stop.

Of course everyone should walk, take transit or bike to services. Yes there is off-street parking, but many of the institutions do not allow “general” parking unless you are going to that specific centre, which is often full. Most out of towners do need to come by car. Most are also health compromised and cannot walk too far. Most are ill, infirm, and will have…

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