In the February General PAC meeting parents voted to support the bike lane petition circulated by Lucy Maloney (285 signatures) by sending a letter to the City of Vancouver. Below is the text of the letter sent to the city.
Extension of Comox Street Separated Bike Lane
I am writing to you to advise that the Lord Roberts Parents Advisory Committee (PAC) supports the petition to the City of Vancouver to extend the Comox Street separated bike lane from Bidwell street to Cardero street. The vast majority of people who have signed the petition are PAC members, including PAC executive members.
Our parent community is aligned that this will reduce traffic dangers posed to our children, decrease pollution, improve drop off and pick up flow, and encourage active transport in the West End. Traffic safety and congestion on Comox Street, and around the school, was a significant issue of concern for parents in the PAC's annual parent survey conducted by the PAC, and has been a topic of concern for many years at our school.
This issue was voted on at the PAC meeting on 20 February 2020 and the motion to support the petition was passed unanimously by all attendees.
Please direct enquiries to the petition coordinator Lucy Maloney [phone number removed] or to myself, PAC Chair Ian Rowe at [phone number removed].
Chair, Lord Roberts Parent Advisory Committee