My latest column in The News is about the development proposals on Brown Ave (for a highrise) in downtown Maple Ridge along the 121 bike route, and the proposal for 21 homes along the 123 bike route at McKenney Creek in west Maple Ridge. Here is the unedited version: Barely two weeks after Maple Ridge […]
At the Council meeting on Nov 25 (starts at about 57 minute mark), the following development application was discussed by (outgoing) Council: 2013-041-RZ, 20738 123 Avenue. This is on the 123 bike route. I sent the following e-mail to Council: “At the Development Information Meeting on Dec. 11, 2013, one of the concerns raised [by Dave […]
An 18-storey tower is being planned for 22576 and 22588 Brown Avenue (just east of Edge St.), which is a designated bike route. The file # is 2013-019-RZ. There are several more towers planned for Brown. It is expected that, in another 5 years or so, a developer will move ahead with 5 more towers between Brown […]
Here are our meeting dates for 2015. We meet on the second Thursday of each month. Location: Maple Ridge Library, Alouette Room (note that the location of the January meeting has changed. We will not be able to use the Alouette Room that evening, and will be somewhere in the open space area upstairs, most […]
When I write for the Maple Ridge News, often my columns are longer than allowed, so sometimes they’re pretty heavily edited. The good thing about a blog is that I can write whatever and however long I want. So here is the original version of my November article: The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) […]
Another questionnaire was sent out to Maple Ridge candidates, this one being about the cost of suburban sprawl. For more information and links to the questionnaire and responses received, click here.
HUB asked candidates across Metro Vancouver two questions related to cycling. Both Maple Ridge (69%) and Pitt Meadows (92%) had high response rates compared to other Metro Vancouver municipalities. The first question was specific to each community: In the case of Maple Ridge:“Do you agree that it’s absolutely critical that we start to apply the […]
The Transportation Plan was endorsed unanimously by Council tonight, although Coun. Bell and Coun. Masse had some concerns and were – in vain – looking for support to delay the endorsement. Thank you, Coun. Bell and Coun. Masse. Here‘s the link to the Council meeting. The discussion on the Transportation Plan starts at about 3:49. […]
Election time is upon us; much is at stake. Which will be the main issues on the table? We’ll probably once again see the same old discussions about shopping, garbage, council and staff salaries, and our ever rising property taxes, none of which ever seem to get resolved to our satisfaction. Metro Vancouver is facing […]
I just had to post this wonderful video… Enjoy!