Friday, July 15, 2016

Vancouver's West End and bike sharing

Here are some things that you might not know about Vancouver's West End:

Close to 45,000 people of all ages, incomes, ethnicities, and sexual orientations live in the West End.

The West End is also home to Western Canada’s largest LGBTQ community. 

This downtown peninsula now has more children 
than traditional family neighbourhoods in Vancouver.
The students of Lord Roberts Elementary School (k-grade 7) 
represent 43 countries and 37 languages.

On November 4, 2015, The Canadian Institute of Planners announced 
that the West End of Vancouver was the winner of its fifth annual 

There is ongoing controversy about the parking situation in the West End.
A public bike share program has been endorsed by the City.
Two new bike racks have been placed on Harwood Street.

Each rack will hold 20 bicycles and displace three parking spaces.
Signage indicates that these will be in place until the end of the year.
We will be watching to see whether the residents make use of this program.

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