January 23, 2018

Report on future of Vancouver viaducts will go before council early this year

City of Vancouver staff will present a report to council within the next two months which will make recommendations for what do with the viaducts. Councilor Geoff Meggs says while the idea of removing the old structures initially shocked some, attitudes are changing. "Right now the viaducts are only east-west connections. The new proposal would … [Read more...]

Decision on viaducts delayed

We'll have to wait a bit longer for a decision on the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts. Vancouver city council was supposed to have voted by now on whether to demolish the structures, but Vision Councillor Geoff Meggs suspects the vote won't happen until January or February. He says some key questions remain unanswered. "Questions that are coming from … [Read more...]

‘Super road’ looked at to replace viaducts

The Vancouver Board of Trade says while not all the details are in yet, it's not opposed to the demolition of the city's viaducts. Board of Trade CEO Iain Black says there are however, a number of concerns, "The Vancouver Board of Trade was presented with fairly preliminary materials and we do assume a comprehensive plan will be completed and … [Read more...]

Options for the downtown viaducts

City staff have unveiled some ideas for removing the Dunsmuir and Georgia viaducts to improve traffic flow in downtown  Vancouver. City council has been discussing changes since the fall of 2009. The most viable proposal is to create a two-way roadway network along Georgia to Pacific.  While initially working on a 15-year timeline, staff … [Read more...]

Fate of Vancouver viaducts to be decided this summer

Some call them an eyesore -- others an essential traffic route. Either way, the fate of the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts looks set to be decided this summer. A staff report will be tabled to Vancouver City Council before the summer break -- likely in late July. Vision councillor Geoff Meggs says he has no inside knowledge of what will be … [Read more...]

Anton wants viaducts to stay

The woman hoping to replace Gregor Robertson as Mayor of Vancouver is picking a side in the debate over the future of the Georgia and Dunsmuir Viaducts. "The viaducts stay." The NPA's Suzanne Anton says there's nothing wrong with them. "If they start to fall down in 30 or 40 years, then let's ask the question.  But before you could ever taking … [Read more...]

Vancouver Mayor insists city's viaducts not definitely going

Attending Kitsilano Days along 4th Avenue, Mayor Gregor Robertson says all the talk about removing the viaducts could eventually end up being just ... Vancouver News latest RSS headlines - Big News Network.com … [Read more...]