On June 24th and 25th, MetroVancouver held two information sessions regarding the replacement of Twin Bridges. What have we learned as a result of these info sessions?
-there is free cake at these public meetings (nice if you had to skip dinner in order to get there on time).
-Twin Bridges will be replaced by a pedestrian/cycle only bridge with a completion date sometime in 2017/2018
-Fisherman’s Trail will be re-routed (from Mystery Creek Trail north to Twin Bridge site)
-there not be any sort of temporary crossing in the meantime
-the Baden Powell trail (at pipeline crossing near the end of Riverside Drive) will be upgraded on the west side of the Seymour River. The incredibly steep staircase and switchback trails will be improved to allow access for bicycles.
-blowing up the slide (with carefully placed explosive charges) isn’t an option (albeit popular with the audience)
For more information about the proposed changes, please check out the discussion boards from the meetings