Keep Point Grey Road open to all commuters

City of Vancouver wants to close Point Grey Road, a secondary arterial road, to car commuters and turn it into a bike lane and local access road for local residents.  City Hall has put forward two choices: a complete closure or reducing this route to one-way traffic only.

Many resident groups are asking for your support in signing petitions telling Vancouver City Hall and Mayor Robertson to keep PGR open to all commuters.

Residents of Point Grey Road and Macdonald Street neighbourhood seek your support through this petition:
https://www.change.org/petitions/city-of-vancouver-stop-the-bike-lanes

Residents of University Lands that rely on this route to access downtown and North Shore ask for your support through this petition:
https://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/city-of-vancouver-mayor-gregor-robertson-leave-point-grey-road-open-to-commuter-vehicle-traffic?utm_campaign=mailto_link&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition

PGR arterial route

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Manufacturing Congestion – removing road and sidewalk space

Incompetence of the Vancouver City Hall is on display at the Eastbound exit to the Pacific St. on the North end of the Burrard Bridge.  There you will find a lane of traffic and a sidewalk taken away between the exit ramp and the Hornby St. to accommodate a bike lane.

As a result this intersection is more congested, idling cars pollute and this location is more dangerous to merging traffic.  Vancouver’s popular restaurant – “Kettle of Fish” closed its doors after bike lane was installed.

traffic cameras show eastbound traffic reduced to a single lane after placing concrete barriers on the roadway (note that the sidewalk is closed to pedestrians as well and could be used for a bike lane)

NO PEDESTRIANS ALLOWED on the sidewalk, roadway taken away, business driven away – result ofincompetence at the Vancouver City Hall

wasted road space – courtesy of Mayor Robertson’s City Hall

2/3rds of road and sidewalk space allocated to 5% of commuters – cyclists

the same exit ramp before bike lanes were installed – notice two lanes merging with Pacific St Eastbound and two left turn lanes from Pacific St onto the Burrard Bridge extending all the way to Hornby St and further east.