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Reconnect

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ReConnecting Vancouver: After the Viaducts

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Led By Michael Alexander

May 7, 2016, 1:00 PM, 1 Hour

May 8, 2016, 11:00 AM, 1 Hour

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The Viaducts are coming down. Learn what could replace them— including your ideas for new neighbourhoods and parks!
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The viaducts disrupted and divided important historic neighbourhoods in our City, including Hogan’s Alley, which served as a hub for Vancouver’s black community until the viaducts. Scarred by the viaduct structures, the area today is a mix of highway-adjacent parks and pathways, with a new bicycle-friendly corridor along Union Street. It is a well-positioned and exciting area of the city, with rare opportunities for neighbourhood-building, affordable housing, and safe streets.
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We’ll visit the area and see how it’s used today by local residents — including lower-income and homeless Vancouverites — local businesses, and regional commuters. Looking ahead to the replacement of the viaducts, we’ll explore how to reconnect the adjacent communities and repair the urban fabric ruptured in the highway-building frenzy of the 1960s and 70s.
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Walk Start: Across from the Downtown Skate Park on Quebec Street.  We’ll be standing across the street from the Vancouver Skate Park.
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