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Old Posted Mar 8, 2017, 6:03 PM
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Are there any plans for separated bike lanes in Surrey?
Yes there are!

The 100 Avenue widening project from 140 Street to 148 Street through Green Timbers Park will feature one way separated cycle tracks and some of the intersections will be protected intersections.

http://www.surrey.ca/city-services/21331.aspx

The Bridgeview Drive widening project from King George to Hwy 17 will feature one way separated cycle tracks.

http://www.surrey.ca/city-services/20906.aspx

There already are separated cycle tracks on 105 A Avenue in Whalley completed in 2016.

There are separated bike lanes planned for all the streets of the city centre according to the city centre plan

http://www.surrey.ca/city-services/1343.aspx

Likely one way cycle tracks along the L Line LRT route. Multi-use path along Fraser Highway.
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Old Posted Mar 21, 2017, 6:21 AM
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PriceTags astory on the west Burrard Bridge sidewalk.

A few nice pics of the pedestrian diversion outside the balustrade to accommodate the new lanes.

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Note how the suicide fence drops right to grade outside the balustrade.
Never noticed the recesses on the Jersey barrier facing the bike lane (to mimic the balustrade) - probably because I haven't jogged over the bridge yet.
The side facing the cars doesn't have the recesses.


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Old Posted Mar 21, 2017, 5:05 PM
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Pacific is going to be a total sh!tshow on the first warm sunny weekend. It was bad enough on a sunny weekend this month, traffic was backed up for blocks coming from Denman and Stanley Park.
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Old Posted Mar 22, 2017, 2:49 AM
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Why are the crosswalk pattern markings so boring? Even white blocked markings across the intersection like in NYC would be more interesting (only slightly though). More paint = more money so it makes sense to keep things simple but I wish streetscape improvements on major streets with high pedestrian traffic would extend to the markings.



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Old Posted Mar 22, 2017, 6:57 PM
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Why are the crosswalk pattern markings so boring? Even white blocked markings across the intersection like in NYC would be more interesting (only slightly though). More paint = more money so it makes sense to keep things simple but I wish streetscape improvements on major streets with high pedestrian traffic would extend to the markings.
Tofino's crosswalks are a lot more artistic and interesting. I would love it if some cities in the Lower Mainland started doing this, even if it was along a little stretch (like say Commercial Drive could have a few blocks of interesting crosswalks).
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what happened to the pond?
Taking from the monthly newsletter, I assume the reason the pond has been drained is because that is where the new fountain will be installed. I just hope they keep the little pier, and that the water fowl habitat isn't too badly disrupted.
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I hope the cherry trees taken down are replaced with cherry trees again (on not eastern maples or something else as boring).

Cherry trees have organically become a big part of Vancouver's identity over the last 100 years, and I hate seeing that currently being thrown to the side.
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I hope the cherry trees taken down are replaced with cherry trees again (on not eastern maples or something else as boring).

Cherry trees have organically become a big part of Vancouver's identity over the last 100 years, and I hate seeing that currently being thrown to the side.
Cherry trees look good for about 3 weeks a year. Then when the flowers go brown and fall off they create a slippery gross mess.

They are pretty ugly the rest of the time. I'm not a huge fan.
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Old Posted Apr 24, 2017, 6:05 PM
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Cherry trees look good for about 3 weeks a year. Then when the flowers go brown and fall off they create a slippery gross mess.

They are pretty ugly the rest of the time. I'm not a huge fan.
The pedals fall and then are washed away by rain, or proper maintenance of the streetscape, within a few weeks. No different from any other deciduous tree, and for the rest of the year you have what appears to be a quite normal tree.

Vancouver, like Washington D.C., has taken on Cherry Blossoms as part of the city's identity, a reduction and removal of the trees would be a great loss to what can be a very dreary spring season here. I'd take some beautiful flowering trees requiring a little extra streetscape maintenance over your typical deciduous.

The good news is while the CoV seems to have taken on a negative view of the trees, Burnaby at the very least seems to favour the trees.

Many residential neighbourhoods in the city which have not had curbs or sidewalks in the past are, alongside the addition of sidewalks, having young Cherry Blossoms planted. On my grandmother's street two distinct species were planted, on the north side a pink flowering tree that opens in early spring, and on the south side, a white flowering species that typically opens in late spring.

The issue really here is poor maintenance of streetscapes in Vancouver, from public garbage collection, to snow and ice removal, to simply having some crews with leaf blowers clear the seawall in the spring and fall. Either demand the city does it, or impress upon the community to take some responsibility for their environment.
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