The Vancouver park board has decided not to proceed with a separated bike path through Hadden Park or Kitsilano Beach Park, according to a statement issued today (February 17).
“We’ve heard clearly from the public that there is significant concern with any proposed changes to Hadden Park,” park board chair Niki Sharma said in the statement.
“Tonight, the Park Board gave direction to staff to discontinue proceeding with any options for a new path through Hadden Park, and to communicate that to the petitioner in the B.C. Supreme Court application. The Park Board will not be pursuing a new separated path through Hadden Park or at Kits Beach."
A hearing on a legal action challenging the bike path, which was launched by Kitsilano resident Megan Carvell Davis, was scheduled to take place in the B.C. Supreme Court next month.
According to Sharma’s statement, the park board directed staff to look at ways to improve safety on the existing bike route through Hadden Park and Kitsilano Beach Park.
“Staff will also be relocating the funds from this project to other pedestrian and cycling safety priorities for the Park Board around the city,” she said.