I am bringing this thread back again, and this time armed with some more disgusting pictures I took today in hopes of getting those reading this thread into motion in regards to cleaning up this city! (Sorry for the run on sentence, haha!)
Here is what I see everyday using the Commercial / Broadway station:
This is one of our busiest hubs! You would think the city, and indeed, all of us, would like to use this area to show off how nice our city is and that we pay attention to the details of good urban living. Instead, what I see here is a complete disrespect to the environment, and indeed our home, a message that says "we don't give a fuck." The entire cut is covered in garbage and nasty graffiti as shown, what a great introduction to Vancouver for US tourists!
Then, as one rides the M-Line to Gilmore, all one sees is this in your face:
I am getting tired of seeing this offensive mess everyday on the skytrain. It speaks nothing but negativity to those riding the train and is a wrench in building our social capitol. It is demoralizing to say the least. Here, the cities of Vancouver and Burnaby should be pushed to have businesses clean up this mess, and have these walls either kept clean, covered with commissioned murals, or hidden behind hedges and or vines. Again it shows how we no longer care for the details in our city.
last but not least, I was walking along North Road in Burnaby, which is completely coated in ganrbage, and saw this gem right beside the sidewalk:
i am sorry, but this type of mess is inexcusable. Yet no one seems to care anymore, just as I am sure this thread will once again be glanced over. We seem to care so much about our built environment, how about some care to maintaining it?
All pics are my own: