Vancouver proposes to bisect Strathcona Park with big road (The new St. Paul's)
In the 1960s and early ’70s, Strathcona residents bitterly fought the City of Vancouver over a freeway that would have sliced up Union Street all the way to Burnaby.
The freeway plans were nixed, but one part of the freeway was built — the Georgia Viaduct. And traffic from the viaduct was routed along residential Prior Street, an ongoing sore point between Strathcona residents and the city.
With the city planning to take the viaduct down and Providence Health Care looking to build a new St. Paul’s Hospital on the False Creek Flats, the city has been looking at rerouting traffic off Prior.
John Mackie reports