Coal Harbour, Vancouver

How can we engage our waterfront?

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  1. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    General Facts Back this output female std symptoms
  2. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    By making the water clean from human waste that is pumped into it. I wouldn't be so keen to jump in the water like these kids are. Having a bunch of crap bike lanes doesn't actually produced "construction based pollution" didn't make us greener, but having clean water might.
  3. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    more amenities for derelict vessels at anchor
  4. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    hover bikes
  5. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Routine Information Fro this by-product
  6. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Eliminate the current barriers to physically touching the water!
  7. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    more beaches
  8. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    babes
  9. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    create a floating park which constantly changes the view of the landscape.
  10. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    free entry "Piscinas das mares by Alvaro Siza" kind of natural pool
  11. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Create places that serve a variety of purposes - relaxation, contemplation, meeting, gathering
  12. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Cool design
  13. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Total wipeout
  14. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Social Space
  15. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    floating plant structures
  16. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Surf Park
  17. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    running trails
  18. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    surfing?
  19. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    kayak!
  20. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    stationery swimming structures
  21. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    gimme more parking
  22. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Food
  23. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    more public infrastructure!
  24. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    More moorage
  25. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    boardwalks
  26. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    more activites
  27. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Active uses
  28. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    needs an habitat island-like space like false creek has. it is magical. I go there all the time with my kids. Such a welcome respite to the urban edge of everything else.
  29. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    MAKE THIS REAL LIFE PLEASE
  30. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    science and technolog
  31. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    sustain the environment
  32. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    clean water
  33. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    more activities, but first we need cleaner water quality
  34. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    interesting activities open area, photogenic
  35. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Water taxis connecting Stanley Park (east) with Coal Harbor, SeaBus Terminal (Van), Ft of Lonsdale (NV) and Harbourside (NV)
  36. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    make it biodiversified
  37. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    free
  38. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    planning policies
  39. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Keep the water clean
  40. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Add telescopes and details about the Mountains and surrounding sights for tourists...always overhear them wondering what something they are looking at is.
  41. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Cannonballs!
  42. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Catapults!
  43. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Water quality must be impeccable.
  44. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    More shaded places to make people comfortable and more accessibility. Ensuring people that they can be in a clean area although there are many harbours around.
  45. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    public art
  46. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    we can bungee jump
  47. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Carousel
  48. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Public Art, + public spaces, family oriented or all ages activities
  49. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    clean up the water
  50. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    warmer water
  51. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    rainbow slides... oversize inflatable swans..
  52. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    parking/transport/access
  53. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    by creating an outdoor hot tub swimming lagoon complex (similar to Brisbane's South Bank); thus, residents of Vancouver can enjoy the outdoors and the waterfront area year round...in the summer people can enjoy what you have depicted in this picture, and then warm up in the hot tubs, and in the winter, people can enjoy the hot tubs and beautiful waterfront views
  54. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    encourage social interaction
  55. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    cycle it !
  56. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    more swimming
  57. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    diversity of openness
  58. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    playfulness
  59. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    waterslides and jetpacks
  60. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    public access to all waterfront areas
  61. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    by cleaning it up
  62. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    design!
  63. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Less rules. Parks are a huge part of the culture in many cities globally.
  64. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    water cannons
  65. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    more public space
  66. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    beaches of vancouver app
  67. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Clean outdoor pool
  68. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    More public access
  69. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Look at other waterfront cities, take their example. Move with purpose, don't take forever to make a change!
  70. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Playfullness
  71. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    More small shops/cafe's. Outdoor patio space/shaded area.
  72. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Sculptural buoys!
  73. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Swimming pool
  74. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    More functional public spaces
  75. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Provide recreational activities ie kayaks, row boats, paddle boats, etc. Create opportunities for fishing, swimming, etc.
  76. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    a balance of greenspace, residences, and commerce
  77. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    front to water
  78. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    dance
  79. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    many activities
  80. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    activities (kayak, paddle board rentals), music fests (jazz, etc), local produce markets, park and beach space with chair and umbrella rentals, cafes with patios
  81. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    jump in!
  82. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Make it more accesible
  83. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    water park
  84. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    politician dunk tank
  85. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    fish farms
  86. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    hydroponics
  87. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Slides
  88. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    More small business on the seawall
  89. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    dog pool
  90. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Monitoring water toxicity and maintaining a healthy aquatic environment for marine animals and people.
  91. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Coves and small inlets; not a hard line at the water's edge.
  92. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Kayak-friendly connections to dining!
  93. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    shaded areas
  94. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Create a transit galleria and great public plaza at Waterfront Station.
  95. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    more accessibility
  96. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    A segment of structural glass walled walkway that is recessed a few feet down into the ocean water at highest tides, and with some marine habitat visible underwater on each side.
  97. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    With respect to the cantilevered structural form shown on the website: not by doing that; too much public liability for any municipality to have a structure with fall hazard exposure like that.
  98. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Create blurry edges along seawall
  99. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    play area with sand
  100. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    an awesome water slide and a green space to lie down on your towels in the sun.
  101. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    a place for all to enjoy walking, biking, playing, visiting with friends
  102. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    By not being afraid to dip a toe in there
  103. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Ensure the water is clean.
  104. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    Give me a place where I can throw a line in the water and fish the way people used to years ago!
  105. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    transform our thinking as a waterfront city
  106. How can we engage our waterfront?
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    activate Coal Harbour for residents and tourists alike
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