The City of Vancouver has terrible timing.

With the annual cherry blossom imminent, the line of 17 cherry trees along the South False Creek seawall have been chainsawed down.

The City has removed a line of picturesque cherry trees along the seawall east of Granville Island as part of a planned seawall upgrade.

According to the City’s April 2016 recommendations, the row of cherry trees on the southwest side of Alder Bay are over 30 years in age, diseased, and have heaved the pavement making the seawall unusable for many.

But most importantly they divide the 7.1 metre path unevenly and needed to be removed to create a designated bike lane.

Last modified: March 13, 2017

3 Responses to " City Cuts Down Cherry Trees for Bike Lane on False Creek Seawall "

  1. Anya says:

    Slow clap to the city of Vancouver.

  2. Robert Johnson says:

    I think this is a good idea. I was always confused as to where I was supposed to walk/run/cycle through that section.
    Hopefully this will make things clearer

  3. Cindy says:

    Wow! Gregor Robertson is so “green” I’m surprised he would allow this! This is awful and with all the trees being cut down for housing we need to keep the ones we have for beauty. Shame on City Hall!

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