How can we reach our 2020
Greenest City Targets?

Lesli Boldt

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    25 comments  ·  GC 2020 » Reduce waste  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The City supports Metro Vancouver’s plans to ban food scraps from the incinerator and landfills by 2015. The City will collaborate with Metro Vancouver to develop and implement a plan to ensure apartments, condos, businesses and institutions have access to food scraps collection programs before the ban comes into effect.

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    Lesli Boldt commented  · 

    Arthur G. - **** composters can be great...if maintained properly (which is hard, especially in a closed environment like an apartment). I had a **** composter in my apartment for about a year 15 years ago in Victoria. Trouble was, depending on my food scraps that week, the bin was either too wet (worms oozing out of the side vents...unhappy worms, not to mention the mess and smell) or too dry (worms dying). It was tough to manage. And then, the compost...I'd tuck it into the boulevards near my house, but I didn't have a balcony so couldn't use for my own plants. Then when I moved to an apartment with a balcony and started the bin again, the dramatic temperature changes meant **** composting was only an option for part of the year.

    Short answer is, if there aren't more traditional composting options available, even in apartment buildings (e.g. rooftop gardens, on-site gardens, community compost sites or compost bins), I think residential collection is the best option (and arguably, more necessary for us apartment dwellers than those with yards already).

    I know that residential pickup was the easiest first step (and goodness knows many homeowners don't compost), but we need to get high-density homes up the priority list for composting.

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    Point taken that adjusting costs of different travel modes to support more sustainable choices is a good idea. The City will continue to review parking fees to better reflect street value and market demand, and the Greenest City Plan adds a more explicit environmental lense to this work. Transit fares fall outside City jurisdiction, and there are multiple factors to consider. Fares are an important revenue source for TransLink; at the same time, it is important that prices are affordable and equitable.

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    TransLink is currently leading a study to determine the best approach to deliver high-capacity, fast, frequent, and reliable rapid transit for the Broadway Corridor from Commercial Drive to UBC. A number of technologies and alignment options are being considered, including rail rapid transit (e.g. SkyTrain), surface light rail transit, and bus rapid transit.

    The City of Vancouver is directly involved as a partner agency in the study. In April 2010, City Council endorsed ten principles to guide City input into this process (http://vancouver/ubcline/principles).

    Visit http://vancouver.ca/ubcline to learn more about this work, including upcoming public engagement events.

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    Lesli Boldt commented  · 

    I agree with Tamara - comparing Vancouver to a European city where there are no helmet laws makes no sense. Most European cities have excellent cycling infrastructure - including separated bike lanes on wide sidewalks and dedicated bike lanes - that make the risk of being hit in traffic much less than it currently is here. Changing requirements down the road may be a possibility, but until people aren't riding in the middle of traffic with vehicles (many of whom don't know that bikes are allowed to share the road and can get aggressive with riders as a result), helmets are the way to go to protect ourselves and are worth the resulting helmet hair and additional perspiration (which is the only drawback to helmets I can think of...)

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    An ongoing process. Many of the City’s recent initiatives (e.g. downtown separated bike lane trial, additional traffic calming on existing routes) work towards this vision. The draft Greenest City action plan will support this idea, and include directions to help inform the upcoming transportation plan update and new active transportation plan.

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    The Draft Greenest City Action Plan includes an action to develop a building deconstruction policy. The City is piloting a building deconstruction project and is exploring options for an incentive program to encourage deconstruction.

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    Requires support from TransLink. The City will continue to support this idea, through measures including secured rights-of-way (e.g. the centre median on 1st Avenue near the Olympic Village). The recent Olympic Line streetcar demonstration was very successful and helps make the business case for this project.

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