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    • Seattle Neighborhood Greenways Study Trip Vancouver BC June 2013
    • Who was part of the trip? Four cities: Seattle, Kirkland, Portland, Vancouver
    • 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
    • Why Vancouver?
    • What is a connected AAA* network? *All Ages & Abilities
    • Waterfront has wide, separated bicycle and pedestrian pathways
    • Greenway uses street end park as a connector
    • Residential greenways
    • Priority streets for people who walk & bike: stop signs, speed humps, trees
    • Beautiful effective traffic diversion in neighborhoods
    • Many greenways include “counter-flow” lanes for people on bikes
    • Bicycle signal to cross busy arterials
    • Parallel Park program uses street right-of-way for retail
    • Vancouver Greenways prioritize people who walk.
    • Downtown separated bikeways
    • Prioritization & Cost
    • Inexpensive plastic signs and PVC posts
    • Inexpensive and effective bicycle separation
    • Vancouver street calms traffic, creates beautiful public space, and diverts storm water in the right-of-way
    • Bioswales along greenways add beauty and high installation/maintenance costs
    • Recent greenway development includes finely-grained details @$3 million/mile
    • Vancouver Greenest City 2020 The best transportation plan is a great land-use plan. Brent Toderian, Former Director, Vancouver City Planning
    • Two greenways are connected through an engineered pocket park
    • Community volunteers maintain hundreds of planting strip gardens like these
    • Vancouver traffic is calmed by many tiny pocket parks in the street right-of-way
    • Tupper Greenway Park creates two quiet street ends
    • Photos: Brice Maryman, Cathy Tuttle, Greg Raisman, Jeff Linn 2013 Study Trip organizer: Eli Goldberg www.SeattleGreenways.org greenways are not pipes for bikes, greenways are places for people