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City Conversations: October 20

October 20, 2016

After Niagara Falls, Granville Island is Canada’s most visited destination. But Emily Carr University’s coming move to Great Northern Way has triggered the need for an update. Transportation is a big issue: the island is choked with cars; buses drop people blocks away; pedestrians and cyclists share narrow walkways on the Granville Bridge (which was designed as part of a freeway which wasn’t built). One success: the False Creek Aquabuses.

Planners want to hear your ideas for better ways to access and move around Granville Island. Get out your wish list! Think out of the box! Now’s the time to fix Granville Island’s problems, celebrate its successes, and insure its sustainability for the next 25 years. To frame the conversation, we have Michael Stevenson, SFU President Emeritus and Vice Chancellor, and head of the review; and Tim Barton, Senior Transportation Planner at Bunt & Associates.

Then it’s time for your observations, opinions, questions. It’s a conversation! Feel free to bring your lunch.

City Conversations is a presentation of SFU Public Square, sponsored by The City Program and SFU Vancouver.

Registration is not required. Please try to arrive early to ensure a seat.


12:30PM - 1:30PM | Thurs, 20th October 2016
Room 1600, SFU Vancouver,
515 W. Hastings St.

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