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

Separated Bike Lane 2009 Dunsmuir bike lane: creating another safe route to and from downtown

The new Dunsmuir bike lane officially opened yesterday – with Mayor Gregor Robertson making the journey across on his two-wheeler, accompanied by Councillor Ellen Woodsworth, Deputy City Manager Sadhu Johnson and a host of other City staff. The new one... Continue reading »

March 11, 2010   |   1 comment
The Olympic Effect: Joie de vivre on Robson Street

The vibrant Granville Street streetlife has been getting lots of media plugs lately. Here the VPSN’s former Pedestrian Coordinator, Tim Barton, with his thoughts about the scene on Robson. Robson Street has never been so busy. The City has been... Continue reading »

February 25, 2010   |   1 comment
Vancouver 2032 – Here and Now

Setting aside the pavillions and light-displays, the sporting events and red tents… one of the best shows on the street right now is: people. And there are lots of them – streaming around Granville and Robson, lined up here, there,... Continue reading »

February 23, 2010   |   0 comments
VPSN Surveillance Map

With the Olympic Games in full swing, we’ve been getting a lot of requests for the map we did of all the surveillance cameras (CCTV) in the Downtown and Downtown Eastside neighbourhoods. The good news is that this map is... Continue reading »

February 17, 2010   |   0 comments
NY Times asks: “where’s the square?”

A couple of eagle eyed VPSN members alerted us to the recent travel article in the February 14, 2010 edition of the New York Times. Blame the great outdoors, but Vancouver lacks a central square — a place for citizens... Continue reading »

February 16, 2010   |   2 comments