A greenest city won’t pave over precious parkland
I am writing to express my complete discontent with the bike lanes that are planned through Kits Beach [“ News for Youse: Idle No More rally, a new bike path for Kits, and Olympic jerseys unveiled”, web-only]. I’m a Kits Point resident and I am shocked that we knew nothing about the proposal.
While I approve of bike lanes, I can’t support tearing up of precious green space on a beach where families come to barbecue, and where kids throw footballs, Frisbees, play volleyball, or just run around and play.
The proposed location is dangerous to park users who are mostly pedestrians. The lane goes directly through popular picnic areas.
It is amazing to me that politicians who want Vancouver to be the “greenest city on Earth” would support such a ridiculous plan. My 13-year-old keeps asking how such a plan could be approved when it goes against all the things she has been learning at school. Even she can see the potential new danger for children playing.
> Jason A. John / Vancouver