With grant support from the Real Estate Foundation of BC, we’ve launched a unique and innovative project to develop a Mobility Action Plan (MAP Strathcona) for our business district – the first of its kind in Canada.
The purpose of this project is to develop a community-based mobility and transportation vision and supporting action plan for the SBIA and project partners to pursue. The project will explore a range of transportation and mobility issues, including goods movement, transit, curbside uses, active transportation, car and bike sharing opportunities, and parking. The planning process will also help educate SBIA members about the transportation impacts of upcoming changes in and around Stathcona, like the Georgia/Dunsmuir viaducts removal, Centerm expansion, new residential/commercial developments, and numerous City of Vancouver plans that will impact our area.
We need your help to ensure that MAP Strathcona reflects the needs and wishes of our members. Here’s how to get involved:
Thank you! Over 70 of you filled out the MAP Strathcona Survey. We’ve heard your challenges and priority issues, and engaged SBIA members and stakeholders on potential strategies. Now it’s time to roll up our sleeves and determine how to best address challenges and act on solutions.
Thank you to all that joined us for this action-oriented breakfast meeting on Oct.25th, 7:30am – 10:30am. We had 36 participants attending including 13 members and 4 businesses from outside the SBIA. Key transportation stakeholder representatives from the City of Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, TransLink, the Gateway Council, HUB Cycling, Modo, Mobi Bike Share and the Real Estate Foundation were also in attendance. This event was about reviewing, discussing and prioritizing actions and solutions to the top issues we’ve been hearing about throughout the MAP Strathcona engagement. A lot of interesting and dynamic discussions were happening at the breakout tables, with tangible ideas and solutions floating to the top that will help inform that next steps. Thank you to Dudoc Vancouver for letting us hold the event at their space.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to participate.
Learn about transportation changes that may impact your business
We’ve put together a summary of all the upcoming transportation changes in our neighbourhood that could impact your businesses – from the Viaducts removal to HOV lane changes on Hastings. Read the Project Backgrounder here.
We work with various stakeholders, including the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Police Department, Vancouver Coastal Health and many others, to ensure businesses have a voice in policy and land use.
The City of Vancouver Council passed the Local Area Planning Process (LAPP) in March 2014. The Strathcona BIA invested significant time and resources to ensure business interests were heard.
The Board of Directors released a document outlining the BIA’s positions on a number of key policy areas pertinent to Strathcona’s business district. This document will be used to help with community dialogue and form the basis for advocacy. If you have any questions or comments, please email email@example.com.
The SBIA is developing a comprehensive plan for transportation in the Strathcona business district. This plan will integrate all transportation modes with business interests and relevant municipal and regional plans.
With such a large and diverse catchment area, the SBIA offers a variety of beautification programs including:
We decorate East Hastings with flower baskets each year from Spring until Fall. Every two years, we post new banners promoting our Made In Strathcona Program.
The Hastings Urban Tree Nursery (HUTN) was launched in 2014 with its second phase launched in 2016. The HUTN has been supported in part by the City of Vancouver and the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. The HUTN aims to beautify the streetscape with greenery and planters decorated with lively designs by local artists.
The Strathcona BIA has worked with property owners, artists and the City to install murals throughout the area. Please contact us if you would like to have a mural on your building. The BIA can help find artists, support the application process and contribute funding in part.
Please use the following programs to help keep your property and area clean.
The Strathcona Community Safety Service provided by Paladin Security is available seven days a week during business hours. Please call 604-789-4143.
Goodbye Graffiti provides graffiti removal services on member properties. Please call 1-877-684-4747 or email Vancouver@goodbyegraffiti to report tags on your building. Removing graffiti as quickly as possible prevents tags from accumulating and helps maintain a positive perception of the area.
In partnership with the City of Vancouver, Coast Mental Health, United We Can and Mission Possible, we provide weekday street cleaning, which includes the pickup of litter, small debris and needles. If you notice problem areas, please contact the SBIA office at 604.258.2727 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The program is intended for larger volumes of debris like furniture, large electronics, household garbage in excess of two large bags and for hazardous waste and needles.
Please call 311 from within Vancouver to report garbage, graffiti, road or park disrepair on public property. You can also report using the VanConnect app, which can be downloaded here.
The Portland Hotel Society provides the Needle Pick Up Program, which is available seven days a week. Please call 604-657-6561 and leave a phone number and detailed message.
For the Vancouver Police Department, non-emergency, please call 604-717-9921.
For transit police information please call 604-515-8300.
Strathcona is a place of manufacturing heritage. Thousands of businesses have planted their roots here. Currently, over 850 members populate the area, making it one of the most stable and celebrated Vancouver communities.
Recycle In Strathcona is an innovative, comprehensive and cost effective recycling service provided to SBIA members by Recycling Alternative and Shift Delivery.
In a existing contract for recycling services? You can still participate in convenient on-demand collections as required for hard to recycle materials such as styrofoam, electronic waste, batteries, and light bulbs. Download the poster here.
For more information about services or rates, please contact Recycling Alternative at email@example.com or 604-874-7283.
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