The claim that development on this land would be for 'affordable housing' is one of the most ridiculous things I have heard in a long time.
To be fair, being government lands (whether technically crown or private) there is no reason that if some of the property - say, for argument sake, where there are no trails - was developed it couldn't be done as a high density Co-operative or private land lease mandating a large proportion social housing in exchange for below market lease rates.
With sufficient density it could also be a partial solution to the traffic issues that are becoming ever more apparent on Dollarton/Seymour Parkway as any development could be tied to a large transit investment.
I am 100% for No Net Trail Loss and I believe that the ever increasing density of housing in all North Vancouver only makes it that much more important to maintain recreational forest areas like Seymour [HTML_REMOVED] Fromme. With a profit motive reduced or removed I think some development in the CMHC could be very beneficial.
I've said before… Hazen Colbert's vindictive - totally unfounded - personal attacks on Mathew Bond are ridiculous. His silly games wasting NSMBA time and money that could be better spent maintaining the trails we all love and share are unfortunate. Charging mountain bikers to use trails we maintain for everyone's best usage but not other users? Thanks Monica. His posts here I think show his true personality.
BUT, some of his ideas regarding CMHC lands are totally reasonable. It really is too bad he can't drop all the negative baggage and focus on positively advocating for well reasoned policies he is obviously passionate about. Some well reasoned ideas - worth debating - are lost in the sewage.
Mean People SUCK! Nice People SHOVEL!
Trails For All; Trails For Weather