Use school buildings as evening community learning centres
A tremendous amount of infrastructure goes unused for a large amount of time. School libraries, cafeterias, gymnasiums and classrooms could be rented after school for evening programs like adult education, sports groups, community gatherings, potlucks, etc.
Using public school buildings as a shared community resource after hours seems like a sensible way to get better use from existing resources. However, it should be noted that his item will require further consultation and partnership with the Vancouver School Board.
@alter e-girl. Making better use of our existing buildings is a great strategy. It was probably filed in "off-topic" since it crosses more than one target and doesn't fit well in any. I moved it into "encourage shorter vehicle trips" since schools are usually located in existing neighbourhoods. Maximizing their use could reduce traveling distance to evening activities. What do you think?
alter e-girl commented
Why this is categorized as "off-topic"? Time-sharing underused, existing buildings seems like a idea that has positive impacts on both environmental and social fronts. Seems like a cheap, easy way to densify without having additional impact on the land.