Ambleside Dundarave Ratepayers Association

ADRA

The Ambleside and Dundarave Ratepayers’ Association (ADRA), a legally constituted society run entirely by volunteers. We strive to inform and involve our members so they may better influence important issues in their community.

Our enviable quality of life is something we wish to maintain, enhance and share.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

NORTH SHORE B-LINE – NEW BUS LANES ON MARINE DR. 

An initial proposal to remove the parking along Marine Drive was rejected due to concerns from local businesses. A revised proposal is now being explored.

TransLink has confirmed that it involves changing the lanes immediately adjacent to the street parking to a bus lane.  (Similar to HOV lane on Marine at Park Royal: for use of buses, those turning right or parking) Left-hand turns would be restricted in the remaining travel lane.

MESSAGE TO MEMBERS:

Ambleside & Dundarave Ratepayers Association members have provided the following questions and comments regarding the B-Line proposal. We are requesting answers from the District of West Vancouver and/or TransLink so we may circulate the information to our general membership.

Please know that our membership has indicated overwhelming support for improved transit and increasing transit ridership, but not all are convinced that the B-Line proposal is the most appropriate way to achieve this.

Thank you to all members who provided feedback.  ADRA will circulate responses to the questions and any additional information when it is received.

Click on the links below for further information on the B-Line, the questions and comments.

Sincerely,  Scenery Slater
for
Ambleside & Dundarave Ratepayers Association (adrawestvan.ca)

B-Line Proposal:B-LINE COMMENTS

https://westvancouver.ca/transportation-roads/blue-bus/translink-b-line

  https://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/assets/transport-raods/docs/Blue-Bus/2018-11-25%20TL-WV%20Consultation%20Boards.pdf

 

Questions submitted to Translink/District: 

B-LINE QUESTIONS

Comments Received by ADRA: 

B-LINE COMMENTS

Website dedicated to this issue(includes petition and information on rally this Saturday, Dec. 8)  created by local businessman, N. Malkin,  http://www.stoptheroadclosures.ca/

Contact Translink:   bline@translink.ca
Contact Mayor and Council:  MayorandCouncil@westvancouver.ca

 

EXECUTIVE GROUP

660 Clyde Avenue and 657 and 675 Marine Drive (District of West Vancouver)

https://westvancouver.ca/home-building-property/planning/major-applications/executive-group

 

OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS
Click on the link below:

https://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/assets/gov/docs/Election/2018/ELECTION_2018

 

PHASE 2 SURVEY FROM THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSION ON MOBILITY PRICING:

https://its-time-en-2.ethelo.net/projects/5a4bd68169702d52ad370000/vote/project-user/background?utm_source=its-time&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=engagement&utm_term=press-release

 

NEW NORTH SHORE NEWSPAPER

A new newspaper, providing alternative political content is now being published on the North Shore.  The Global Canadian is a free publication available in newspaper boxes, coffee shops as well as the Library and Seniors Centre. The January 15-31 edition included many interesting points of view from many different North Shore groups including the one below by by ADRA president Scenery Slater.  We invite you use the  “share” and “like” buttons included in the below link.

https://www.theglobalcanadian.com/quality-life-vision-ambleside-dundarave-ratepayers-association/

ARTICLES OF INTEREST

 

Province Should Follow California’s Example  (Vancouver Sun, November 7, 2018 p. A7)
-the relationship between density public transit and economics

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/alex-boston-despite-new-mayors-promises-transit-extensions-require-population-density-sound-business-models-to-work

 

Condominium Towers Have Changed Metro Forever (Vancouver Sun, Oct. 20, 2018 p. H3)
growth of condominiums in Metro

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/douglas-todd-condos-changed-metro-vancouver-forever-for-better-and-worse

 

False Creek proven model for affordable living (Vancouver Sun, Oct. 20, 2018 p. H3)  

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/richard-evans-false-creek-south-offers-proven-model-on-how-to-create-affordable-housing

 

Don’t Zone Out – Vote  (Vancouver Sun, October 9, 2018, p. A10)
-discusses the shift from livability to growth

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/elizabeth-murphy-vancouver-voters-need-to-think-about-the-city-they-want-before-they-vote link)

 

The Ups and Downs of Highrise Living (Vancouver Sun, October 6, 2018  p. A9-10)
-discusses pros and cons of highrise living for various demographics

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/douglas-todd-the-ups-and-downs-of-highrise-living

 

North Shore needs LRT now (North Shore News, Oct. 5, 2018, p A1) 
-discusses transportation issues on the North Shore

https://www.nsnews.com/news/north-shore-needs-rapid-transit-now-sfu-expert-1.23453112

 

Council Candidates Debate West Van’s Future (North Shore News, Oct. 5, 2018, p. A5)
-reports on All Candidate Meeting for Council on Oct. 3

https://www.nsnews.com/news/council-candidates-debate-west-vancouver-s-future-1.23453393

 

West Van Considers Building Subsidized Housing for Workforce (Vancouver Province,Oct. 3, 2018 website )    -discusses provision of housing for local civil servants

https://theprovince.com/news/local-news/west-vancouver-considers-building-subsidized-workforce-housing/wcm/ced3ffc2-80aa-4920-8834-62b2ac8f8deb

 

How Taxes Compare Across Metro (Vancouver Sun, September 29, 2018, P. 10)
-compares property taxes in Metro

https://vancouversun.com/news/politics/how-do-your-taxes-and-user-fees-compare-to-neighbouring-cities-and-how-much-more-are-you-paying-since-the-last-election

 

Daphne Bramham:  As Small Businesses Struggle, Sim Fears For Heart, Soul of CIty  (Vancouver Sun, September 28, 2018, p. A3)
-how density and zoning affect small business 

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/daphne-bramham-ken-sim-on-cambie-street-and-the-need-to-preserve-local-businesses

 

Duplex zoning is just one way city is Making Room  (Vancouver Sun, September 28, 2018 p. A11)  -discusses influence of zoning on property values and density

Gil Kelley: Duplex zoning is just the start of city-wide planning process

 

Duplexes may not Improve Affordability  (Vancouver Sun,  September 22, 2018 p. A-14)
-discusses influence of zoning on property values and density

https://vancouversun.com/business/local-business/allowing-duplexes-will-increase-land-values-at-least-a-little      

 

Fixing Affordability:  Mayoral Candidates in Burnaby, Vancouver and on the North Shore have plenty of ideas (Vancouver Sun, September 22, 2018 P. A-12-13)
-discusses solutions to  housing affordability

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/housing-affordability-feature

 

Livability Must Not be Forgotten in the Civic Debates About Housing (Vancouver Sun, September 19, 2018 p. A1-A2)    -discusses housing affordability and livability

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/daphne-bramham-its-time-to-start-asking-tough-questions-of-civic-candidates

 

Growth and Affordability  (Vancouver Sun,  Sept 15, 2018, p. B2)

-discusses the disconnect between growth and affordability.  

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/elizabeth-murphy-citys-high-housing-growth-rate-making-homes-less-affordable

 

Vancouver City Hall is slamming through destructive new zoning without giving citizens a say  (Vancouver Sun, September 14, 2018)
-relationship between zoning, density, transportation and livability

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/elizabeth-murphy-vancouver-city-hall-is-slamming-through-destructive-new-zoning-without-giving-citizens-a-say

 

Growing Supply Making Homes Less Affordable (Vancouver Sun, Sept. 1, 2018 p B2)
-older, more affordable character homes replaced with more expensive new construction

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/elizabeth-murphy-citys-high-housing-growth-rate-making-homes-less-affordable

 

No One is Building Rental Apartments – But There are Ways to Change That (Vancouver Sun, August 17, 2018 p. C2)

https://business.financialpost.com/real-estate/no-one-is-building-rental-apartments-but-there-are-ways-to-change-that

 

Rebellion in the Neighbouhood  (Global Canadian Feb 19, 2018)
-discusses growth in West Vancouver

https://www.theglobalcanadian.com/2138-2/

 

A giant makes a cautious approach (The Globe and Mail, Oct. 21, 2017 p. S4)
-a history of Grosvenor Pacific

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/vancouver/grosvenor-pacific-takes-cautious-approach-with-downtown-vancouver-condo/article36675800/