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The Yaletown BIA was contacted by the City of Vancouver who showed us their swift and aggressive plans to eliminate parking through the major hub of Hamilton and Mainland Streets by early 2018. Their plans will reduce 250 parking spaces in those blocks, to less than 100. The city has explained that this change is necessary to create a 6-meter clearance for Vancouver Fire and Rescue trucks.
Their decision was made without consultation of residents, the YBIA and/or Yaletown businesses. The Yaletown BIA immediately put forward many practical solutions to meet the clearance needs and reduce the impact to parking, all of which have been dismissed by the city with no reason given.
Multi-model transportation is what makes Yaletown unique and it’s cultural and economic vibrancy depends on ALL forms of transportation. We urge you to come out and support the well-being of the neighbourhood and its local businesses. Please join us on Thursday, Feb 22nd at 2PM at Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre and help us SAVE YALETOWN .
For more details regarding the City of Vancouver – Yaletown Parking Information Session click here.
In the news:
CBC News: Yaletown businesses outraged over plans to remove up to 80 parking spots for fire-truck access
CTV Vancouver: City of Vancouver to remove dozens of parking spots in Yaletown
Georgia Straight: Yaletown could lose several dozen street-parking spots
Global BC: Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood losing nearly 100 parking spaces to make room for emergency vehicles
The Province: Yaletown parking stalls to be removed to make room for fire trucks