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Future of Vancouver’s Viaducts

It looks like the City of Vancouver is proceeding with its plan to tear down the viaducts. I can’t wait. I live across from viaducts and bike along the Dunsmuir Viaduct to get to work. The area is a dead zone of empty parking lots and ugly elevated roadways. An expanded park and new developments will be a welcome change.

If you’re looking for more info, check out:
City of Vancouver: The Future of Vancouver’s viaducts
Vancouver Sun: Vancouver unveils plan to remove viaducts
Reddit AMA: Oct 13 12-1pm
Open House at Science World: Oct 14 6-9pm
Vancouver's Viaducts Bright Green Future

Visions for the Viaducts

Vancouver’s Director of Planning, Brent Toderian, has a good summary of the recently completed re:CONNECT competition that envisioned alternatives to Georgia and Dunsmuir Viaducts.

The picture above is from my favourite submission, #71 -Viaducts = Parks+. I like the water and parks stretching toward Strathcona, but the most interesting feature is the tiered park that moves through the 3rd story of the buildings along the waterfront.