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Keeping Stanley Park car-free
Apr 27, 2020
Joseph Dahmen pens op-ed in favour of making change permanent
Associate Professor Joseph Dahmen has written an op-ed for the Vancouver Sun, arguing that the roads in Stanley Park should remain closed to cars after the resolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. "While the closure is meant to reduce overall visits, and enable proper social distancing," he writes, "Visiting the park under the traffic ban suggests a more positive, if unintentional, effect of the temporary rules." He presents potential methods to make this transition, from more accessible transit to narrowed roadways.