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  • 1. Seattle Neighborhood Greenways Study Trip Vancouver BC June 2013
  • 2. Who was part of the trip? Four cities: Seattle, Kirkland, Portland, Vancouver
  • 3. Jerry Dobrovolny, Vancouver's Director of Transportation Services, attended most sharing sessions PBOT’s Mark Lear & Greg Raisman Gordon Price, Simon Fraser University & Vancouver City Council emeritus Vancouver staff, consultants, and non-profits Were generous with their time Professor John Pucher
  • 4. Why Vancouver?
  • 5. What is a connected AAA* network? *All Ages & Abilities
  • 6. Waterfront has wide, separated bicycle and pedestrian pathways
  • 7. Greenway uses street end park as a connector
  • 8. Residential greenways
  • 9. Priority streets for people who walk & bike: stop signs, speed humps, trees
  • 10. Beautiful effective traffic diversion in neighborhoods
  • 11. Many greenways include “counter-flow” lanes for people on bikes
  • 12. Bicycle signal to cross busy arterials
  • 13. Parallel Park program uses street right-of-way for retail
  • 14. Vancouver Greenways prioritize people who walk.
  • 15. Downtown separated bikeways
  • 16. Prioritization & Cost
  • 17. Inexpensive plastic signs and PVC posts
  • 18. Inexpensive and effective bicycle separation
  • 19. Vancouver street calms traffic, creates beautiful public space, and diverts storm water in the right-of-way
  • 20. Bioswales along greenways add beauty and high installation/maintenance costs
  • 21. Recent greenway development includes finely-grained details @$3 million/mile
  • 22. Vancouver Greenest City 2020 The best transportation plan is a great land-use plan. Brent Toderian, Former Director, Vancouver City Planning
  • 23. Two greenways are connected through an engineered pocket park
  • 24. Community volunteers maintain hundreds of planting strip gardens like these
  • 25. Vancouver traffic is calmed by many tiny pocket parks in the street right-of-way
  • 26. Tupper Greenway Park creates two quiet street ends
  • 27. Photos: Brice Maryman, Cathy Tuttle, Greg Raisman, Jeff Linn 2013 Study Trip organizer: Eli Goldberg greenways are not pipes for bikes, greenways are places for people