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Cypress - New Survey is up - TRAILS ABOVE 1200ft IMPACTED

Feb. 21, 2024, 8:20 a.m.
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Posted by: Kever

Touché.  In other news we are finally getting temporary signage for the bottom of the sanctioned trails.  Hopefully that keeps hikers etc. off the DH tracks.

Lol. I hope it helps but the people flocking to the base of cypress now suddenly because they sell expensive pizza there aren't exactly the sign reading types. They think every trail is for them.

Feb. 21, 2024, 10:56 a.m.
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Love the idea of signage there.

More hikers than I'd ever seen last summer. Nice folks one and all, but yeah I've yet to see the light of recognition go on when talking to them about maybe not standing with their back turned in the middle of a blind turn on a steep bicycle-only downhill trail...

Having grown up in West Van, the cluelessnees/entitlement there can be pretty off the hook lol.

Official signage conveying the message to all passer-byers can't hurt, and might even get through to some. It's certainly nice to have something official to refer to when talking to people about trail designations... regardless of whether they're wearing a Lululemon track suit with titanium hiking poles or not.

Feb. 21, 2024, 1:53 p.m.
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Anyone see the Jordan Boostmaster video with the lady in the middle of Meat Sweats trying to stop riders with two offleash dogs?

Feb. 21, 2024, 2:06 p.m.
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Yeah, she has been contacted and educated on the sanctioned trail status so it shouldn't be an issue going forward (I hope).  We're up there every week, usually multiple times per week, keeping an eye on things and continuing to build trail.

Feb. 21, 2024, 3:47 p.m.
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Bottom of Roaches after the jumps is a bad one too as the trail crosses the gravel path, people see it and start walking up. Narrow, fast with blind corners.....someone will get hit there soon.


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Feb. 26, 2024, 5:08 p.m.
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Posted by: Kever

Yeah, she has been contacted and educated on the sanctioned trail status so it shouldn't be an issue going forward (I hope).  We're up there every week, usually multiple times per week, keeping an eye on things and continuing to build trail.

thanks again for everything you are doing up there.

Feb. 26, 2024, 6:40 p.m.
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She must be pretty dense if she's walking up that trail & she doesn't realize it's for biking. I mean, look around you FFS. Groomed berms, hand-built gap jumps, tire tracks etc. Duh! Just imagine if a biker hit her full speed. They'd both end up in the hospital or worse.

Feb. 27, 2024, 8:31 a.m.
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Posted by: Stuminator

She must be pretty dense if she's walking up that trail & she doesn't realize it's for biking. I mean, look around you FFS. Groomed berms, hand-built gap jumps, tire tracks etc. Duh! Just imagine if a biker hit her full speed. They'd both end up in the hospital or worse.

A lot of people can't even manage to properly navigate the one-way view parking lot, let alone make good hiking choices based on the trail type leading up from that area. If they don't add huge obvious signs at the lower entrance/exit, you can expect huge collisions. I've witnessed near misses at least 3 times in the past month and a half, on lower Meats alone.

Feb. 27, 2024, 8:35 a.m.
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Posted by: gramm

Bottom of Roaches after the jumps is a bad one too as the trail crosses the gravel path, people see it and start walking up. Narrow, fast with blind corners.....someone will get hit there soon.

Agreed.  But an official sign will not be put up because the trails over there are not recognized.  I've laminated and pinned signs to trees with varying levels of effectiveness, maybe someone can try that.  

I'm trying not to spread myself too thin and take responsibility for too many trails, I've got my hands full with the sanctioned stuff and all the maintenance and re-routes going on.  All I can say is it's gonna be a good spring on Cypress (it's already been a good winter for those able to take advantage of the dry days).

Feb. 27, 2024, 11:57 a.m.
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Posted by: heckler

“Should”…

https://www.nsnews.com/real-estate-news/former-west-vancouver-parkland-hits-the-market-for-9-million-5383152

You know that land is below the highway, don't you?

Feb. 28, 2024, 8:14 p.m.
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Being declared park land is a double edge sword. Sure it protects from development, that was there anyways above 1200ft, but it also enables DWV to control what user groups have formal access to the land very easily. Most of the parks I know in DWV are no bikes. 

Lands above 1200ft being declared a park is a risky development IMO.

Feb. 29, 2024, 4:32 a.m.
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Posted by: Stuminator

She must be pretty dense if she's walking up that trail & she doesn't realize it's for biking. I mean, look around you FFS. Groomed berms, hand-built gap jumps, tire tracks etc. Duh! Just imagine if a biker hit her full speed. They'd both end up in the hospital or worse.

I'm 230lbs geared up plus a 38lb bike. If I hit a 120lb woman at full speed she will turn into red mist. I really want to avoid that.

Feb. 29, 2024, 4:36 a.m.
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I know it's old news but this development in incredible but where do they expect this extra traffic to go? Obviously not on the B Line bus service they voted down time and time again. No talk of expanding the upper levels highway that's gridlock for half of most days. Or god forbid, a train, or some kind of service tying North Van to these developments to the ferry. Nope. Just a shit ton more people each in their own big ass car. 

https://www.nsnews.com/local-news/cypress-village-development-second-phase-west-van-council-4839076

Feb. 29, 2024, 12:39 p.m.
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Posted by: craw

I know it's old news but this development in incredible but where do they expect this extra traffic to go? Obviously not on the B Line bus service they voted down time and time again. No talk of expanding the upper levels highway that's gridlock for half of most days. Or god forbid, a train, or some kind of service tying North Van to these developments to the ferry. Nope. Just a shit ton more people each in their own big ass car. 

https://www.nsnews.com/local-news/cypress-village-development-second-phase-west-van-council-4839076

The most ridiculous thing is how much of the coastal rainforest is being destroyed for single family homes in a car oriented suburb which will never have decent transit in 2025-2030.

Just look at how much space is dedicated to #3 "ground-oriented housing". Not trying to be a tree hugger, but we really need more efficient land use in 2024 to justify this stuff.  

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