Advocacy, education and outreach in support of Vancouver's public spaces

Evening on English Bay, Vancouver Coastal collaborations: Georgia Strait Alliance presents the state of Vancouver’s waterfront

by Naomi Wittes Reichstein, communications coordinator, VPSN On March 6, the Georgia Strait Alliance led a State of the Waterfront event at Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre, as part of its ongoing Waterfront Initiative. I was excited to participate along... Continue reading »

March 16, 2017   |   0 comments
Amsterdam is struggling to find parking for its 1.1 million bicycles. Photo: Joep Olthuis Amsterdam and New York have a “bicycle mayor”: Should Vancouver follow?

By Joep Olthuis The former bicycle mayor from Amsterdam, Anna Luten, is taking her innovative program to New York, both to reconstruct the city’s infrastructure around cycling and to influence the mentality of residents. The Dutch capital, where Luten developed... Continue reading »

March 14, 2017   |   0 comments
Northeast False Creek site plan, City of Vancouver Update #3: Northeast False Creek Emerging Directions

By Wendee Lang, VPSN Open Spaces In January, the Northeast False Creek (NEFC) park design and stewardship advisory groups reconvened beneath the Cambie Bridge in CityStudio offices to discuss and critique the emerging directions document that will inform the NEFC draft... Continue reading »

March 12, 2017   |   0 comments
A Vancouver Foundation Neighbourhood Small Grants Story: Small grants available for East Van neighbourhood projects

Planning a neighbourhood-based project in East Vancouver? Thought we’d pass on word about three small grants now available for 2017. Funded by Vancouver Foundation, the City of Vancouver and Community Foundations of Canada, these grants offer you the chance to apply... Continue reading »

March 9, 2017   |   0 comments
People walking on Commercial Drive. Credit: City of Vancouver Commercial Drive “complete street”: VPSN response to City Council motion on transportation plan and design

On March 7, the City of Vancouver will consider a motion addressing reported dissatisfaction over the process of consultation on the Commercial Drive “complete street,” particularly regarding installation of bike lanes.  The motion requests that: City staff re-engage and meet... Continue reading »

March 7, 2017   |   0 comments