Vancouver Park Board Kills Plan to Run Bike Path through Kitsilano Beach Park
The Vancouver park board has decided not to proceed with a separated bike path through Kitsilano Beach Park and Hadden Park, according to a statement issued February 17. Kitsilano resident Megan Carvell Davis had challenged the bike path with legal action. The hearing was scheduled to take place in the B.C. Supreme Court next month.
Davis told the Courier:
From the Straight:
“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.”
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.