October 31, 2016 NPA

NPA Councillor Ball defends access to parking in West 10th Medical Precinct

Vancouver, B.C., October 31, 2016 – Vancouver City Councillor Elizabeth Ball will bring forward a motion to City Council on Wednesday November 2 at 9:30 am from the Seniors Advisory Committee regarding access to the West 10th Medical Precinct.

Councillor Ball says “Patients, caregivers and seniors with critical health care and treatment needs are begging that access to hugely important street parking remain available on West 10th Avenue behind Vancouver General Hospital.”

West 10th Avenue is home to the British Columbia Cancer Agency, the VGH Eye Care Centre, the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, the Mary Pack Arthritis Centre and many other critical services.

The City is considering installing separated bike lines along this busy and much needed corridor that includes the entrance to VGH Emergency Care. The suggestion has been made that 77 much needed parking spaces will be removed, making life even more difficult for suffering patients.

Patients and caregivers are pleading for priority access on this busy stretch of road that is also the access road for delivery and services.

The entire NPA Caucus supports seniors’ needs in our community. Councillor Melissa De Genova will second the motion.