BC Greens leadership hopefuls will debate Tuesday … but I doubt they’ll even discuss, let stand up for the thousands of mobility-challenged handicapped, elderly and families still being discriminated against and shut out of many areas of Stanley Park.
The Vancouver Park Board … the only governing body in Canada I’m aware of where elected GREENS hold sway … has made a shambles of areas under its jurisdiction!
Take a look at the degree of permissiveness, even encouragement, they’ve imposed on our city campgrounds … oops, I mean “parks” … and the ugliness and dysfunctionality they’ve inflicted on our world-renowned gem of Stanley Park.
The GREEN/COPE dominated Board still blocks ANY entry to the Park from the North Shore, still denies vehicle access to several popular sites, including Brockton Point, the Nine-o-clock gun, the Lighthouse and still discourages/severely limits even stopping close to the Prospect Point viewpoint, restaurant, the Tea House or use of ANY of the exits directly into the West End and English Bay.
It’s all part of what I described months ago as the “hate-on” for cars by the GREEN/COPE controlled Park Board … not just blocking TOTAL access to Stanley Park, but all the parking lots at Vancouver’s waterfront parks and beaches.
The Board said they were fighting Covid … but tens of thousands (those capable of walking, running, cycling there) were still allowed to access all those areas … keeping out ONLY those who could get to any of them in a vehicle: notably the handicapped; elderly.
And the NDP/Green/COPE-controlled Vancouver City Hall has aided and abetted the discrimination and systemic war on those who drive cars by removing parking on abutting streets and restricting access anywhere nearby. (Amazingly, even though Vancouver is now supposedly in Phase Three Re-opening, the “Temporary” No Stopping area on Arbutus, north of Cornwall remains!)
SOME parking lots were re-opened and SOME car access was PARTIALLY restored to Stanley Park in late June … but the Park now looks the ugliest I have ever seen it; and, getting around for both motorists and cyclists is now so challenging, it’s almost impossible to enjoy the drive around.
A terrific story on CTV News at Six this past week revealed the Park Board spent $75,000 on those ugly orange traffic cones now marring Stanley Park. How GREEN is that??? And they’re paying out another $10,000 a month on electric signing warning visitors of all the new changes/restrictions.
And how’s this: the CTV report said accidents involving pedestrians, bikes, vehicles in the park are HIGHER under the new setup than before!
And not even petitions signed by 30,000 voters appealing for ALL areas of Stanley Park to be open to ALL (Equality USED TO BE a good thing!) or several really sad appeals/interviews on radio and television by handicapped or very elderly victims of Green policy …. or even appeals/threats of lawsuits by severely impacted local businesses moved the GREEN-dominated Park Board!
As I said before …every BC voter should take a look at life under the fascist-style governance of the Greens at the Vancouver Park Board: be warned!!!
The BC Greens will announce their new leader Sept 14.
Will the issue even come up at the BC Greens Leadership Debate Tuesday? Will the media push any of the three candidates running about the suffering of the handicapped and elderly under the GREEN-dominated Park Board?
Let’s hope so!
The Greens in power have shown they are ideologues: fascist-style dictators driven by uncompromising ideology and unresponsive to public appeals … and heartless too: ignoring the discriminating and harmful impact their policies have had on so many handicapped and elderly victims.
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