This genre of Vancouver Courier story is really growing quite tiresome:
Green space paved for parking on Point Grey bike route
Shannon McRae says her mother would be shocked to discover the right-of-way directly next to the mini park named in her honour is being paved to create seven parking spaces. Other parking spaces being created, or are already paved, include three near the corner of Point Grey Road and Macdonald and eight on Point Grey Road near Trafalgar. Two more parking spaces are complete and adjacent to what’s known as Point Grey Park Site on Trafalgar Street.
A diagram of the park and pavement in question can be seen in my prior post about the Point Grey Road and Stephens intersection.
Residents indignant about new parking in the right-of-way would better direct their ire toward neighbours, who voiced concern for lost parking in the course of community consultation. The changes were clearly noted in city documents from July 2013. Why is this compromise, as brokered by the planning department, suddenly a cause for hostility toward the City? Should we instead pursue a line-item plebiscite on all aspects of the design?