DWV has opened a new survey regarding the future of Cypress Village. Please find it and supporting information here: https://www.westvancouverite.ca/upperlands
There have been some things floating around social media pointing out that Single Lane Traffic and Roach Hit are being proposed to turn into pedestrian paths, and that's correct, but there are less obvious implications that I feel people need to be aware of before they take the survey.
Firstly, please be aware that this land is owned by BPP and it has a right to develop it, but ONLY below 1200ft. BPP is prohibited from developing above that elevation; it will be very difficult to present a credible argument for trails below 1200ft. Not sure how we can save Wutang, SLT, RH and the bottom of 5th. My strong suggestion is to pick our battles and focus on whats happening above 1200ft. It might not look like anything, but look again.
My biggest concern is the creation of a Multiuse Path (in light blue) that uses BLT/PowerLine Rd but circumvents the steepest grades on it for shallower routes, many of which are occupied by trails.
It might not look like it at first glance, but this multiuse path:
takes out SOB completely,
takes out middle SexGirl completely,
it crosses PullTab near the bottom, and
uses the same line occupied by the top of Roach Clip.
It then goes on to use the same route as some stuff that doesnt appear on TF.
Net result is that we are loosing at least three additional mid-level trails that were not part of the discussion prior on top of all the ones below 1200ft. Aside, because the new multiuse trail seeks out the shallowest grades, its selectively hitting the "easier" lines on Cypress too. Those who want to ride more gentle grade trails are loosing those options.
Please consider the above when you take the survey. Questions 5 and 6 directly relate to your support of the recreational paths being proposed, and the seemingly benign but extremely damaging multiuse path is part of that.
Its hard to follow but Ive superimposed a transparent TF maps onto DWV Plannings map for your enjoyment.
Last edited by: Ddean on Sept. 24, 2021, 4:23 p.m., edited 2 times in total.