Vancouver Viaducts

What does the city need here?

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  1. What does the city need here?
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    beer tent
  2. What does the city need here?
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    We need parks
  3. What does the city need here?
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    a year round flea market
  4. What does the city need here?
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    victoria
  5. What does the city need here?
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    some way for women to feel safe alon
  6. What does the city need here?
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    Planes
  7. What does the city need here?
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    Roadss
  8. What does the city need here?
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    Outdoor marketplace with space for live entertainment, food trucks ect.
  9. What does the city need here?
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    active green recreation space
  10. What does the city need here?
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    Either bury or semi-bury the viaducts (to create a nicer open space on top) or embrace the current situation and imagine the existing viaducts as the tree canopies or the pergolas that you can find in many open spaces. In this second case traffic sound mitigation should be something to work on.
  11. What does the city need here?
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    a food court
  12. What does the city need here?
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    public park
  13. What does the city need here?
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    green space and live entertainment
  14. What does the city need here?
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    keep the viaducts and create a community space underneath
  15. What does the city need here?
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    artwork and markets, the next granville island
  16. What does the city need here?
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    a paintball field
  17. What does the city need here?
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    a greenspace
  18. What does the city need here?
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    climbing wall
  19. What does the city need here?
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    art!
  20. What does the city need here?
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    activity
  21. What does the city need here?
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    Leave them as they are. We need roads to get in and out of the city
  22. What does the city need here?
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    Park and Basketball Courts
  23. What does the city need here?
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    entertainment
  24. What does the city need here?
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    bridge
  25. What does the city need here?
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    some green
  26. What does the city need here?
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    Keep the Viaduct! We need it!
  27. What does the city need here?
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    Stores
  28. What does the city need here?
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    Nothing.
  29. What does the city need here?
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    art by underrated artists
  30. What does the city need here?
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    Plants, spaces to stop and wander, water features
  31. What does the city need here?
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    A green landscape that encompasses a community center, ideally with a swimming facility, an ice rink, and a park area
  32. What does the city need here?
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    more housing
  33. What does the city need here?
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    stone gardens
  34. What does the city need here?
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    hanging climbing structures
  35. What does the city need here?
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    connections
  36. What does the city need here?
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    interactive public space, a place where people gather around for free
  37. What does the city need here?
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    food truck park
  38. What does the city need here?
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    Modular low-rent small shops/eateries for upcoming business. Ideally social enterprises that give back to Vancouver local issues. Example is the Vegas Container Park.
  39. What does the city need here?
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    A park that encourages all ages to get active. Kind of like a funner version of an outdoor gym.
  40. What does the city need here?
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    Pokémon park
  41. What does the city need here?
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    An animated, human-scale streetscape that acts as a connector between the downtown CBD and the DTES-- one which is framed by attractive buildings with a mix of uses-- residential, commercial, maker/PDR and office, and at various intensities of density that are consistent with an inner-city setting that has the benefit of super natural features close by and punctuating distant vistas.
  42. What does the city need here?
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    pop up retail and public amenities
  43. What does the city need here?
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    Open public space with community amenities - like a pop up library.
  44. What does the city need here?
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    Crit Track
  45. What does the city need here?
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    dog park
  46. What does the city need here?
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    a playground for adults to move our bodies in new ways as we move through the city
  47. What does the city need here?
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    grafitti on all the concrete! art installations and interactive projects
  48. What does the city need here?
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    public spaces with benches, skateparks, common recreation areas for adults, playgrounds, bike lane
  49. What does the city need here?
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    road
  50. What does the city need here?
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    Integrated transport, park and people
  51. What does the city need here?
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    beautiful green spaces
  52. What does the city need here?
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    home
  53. What does the city need here?
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    A church for the masses; a holistic healing place.
  54. What does the city need here?
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    a space for the people
  55. What does the city need here?
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    soul
  56. What does the city need here?
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    Trees, plants, less invasive public transport
  57. What does the city need here?
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    No Viaducts
  58. What does the city need here?
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    sun
  59. What does the city need here?
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    Landscaping
  60. What does the city need here?
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    Residential and Commercial spaces that don't sacrifice infrastructure.
  61. What does the city need here?
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    public art gallery space, showcasing a mix of formal installations, 'instagramable' shot spots, and areas to be filled out by informal vancouver artists -or creatively inclines people.
  62. What does the city need here?
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    A Teipei Tower
  63. What does the city need here?
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    An Arby's
  64. What does the city need here?
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    24/7 Self Serve Ice Cream Machine
  65. What does the city need here?
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    Accessible public green space - ideally, community gardens for urban agriculture and beehives
  66. What does the city need here?
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    outdoor focused entertainment district
  67. What does the city need here?
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    outdoor bodyweight pullup bars
  68. What does the city need here?
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    What it already has.
  69. What does the city need here?
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    make the viaducts beautiful, colour them, plant plants
  70. What does the city need here?
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    BUILDING
  71. What does the city need here?
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    a viaduct
  72. What does the city need here?
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    The viaduct or additional road infrastructure to handle the automotive congestion of our city.
  73. What does the city need here?
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    a
  74. What does the city need here?
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    Vancouver
  75. What does the city need here?
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    a little happiness
  76. What does the city need here?
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    Extend false creek and have a nice park around it
  77. What does the city need here?
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    better street lighting
  78. What does the city need here?
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    Colour by day and Light by night.
  79. What does the city need here?
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    Trees!
  80. What does the city need here?
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    less empty starbucks
  81. What does the city need here?
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    A mayor
  82. What does the city need here?
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    nicer finishes, vegetation, lighting, walkability, and bike lanes.
  83. What does the city need here?
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    hi
  84. What does the city need here?
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    open field
  85. What does the city need here?
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    A green community market/recreation space.
  86. What does the city need here?
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    Water pumps
  87. What does the city need here?
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    accessible green space
  88. What does the city need here?
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    a garden!
  89. What does the city need here?
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    bicycle access only espresso bars + morning tostada
  90. What does the city need here?
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    public plaza
  91. What does the city need here?
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    neighbourhood energy utility, layered infrastructure. Or, harness vibrational energy from roadways (piezoelectric energy) and turn that into energy for greenhouses underneath, or energy to light up and activate a public corridor beneath
  92. What does the city need here?
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    green walls
  93. What does the city need here?
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    outreach
  94. What does the city need here?
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    ballons
  95. What does the city need here?
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    artist studios
  96. What does the city need here?
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    Farmer's Market
  97. What does the city need here?
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    pedestrian friendly area
  98. What does the city need here?
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    Natural life, green spaces, colors, souls seizing space
  99. What does the city need here?
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    A space that makes people aware about their city and the influence of transportation. Especially about the possibilities of eco-friendly transportation, right underneath the highways they drive over every day.
  100. What does the city need here?
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    More Sunshines
  101. What does the city need here?
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    Trees and benches and playground
  102. What does the city need here?
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    food markets (day/night)
  103. What does the city need here?
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    trampolines
  104. What does the city need here?
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    green space & art
  105. What does the city need here?
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    Green Space (environmentally friendly) better flow, LEEDS
  106. What does the city need here?
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    trans inclusive change rooms
  107. What does the city need here?
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    The viaducts!
  108. What does the city need here?
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    Resurrect Hogan's Alley
  109. What does the city need here?
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    something else
  110. What does the city need here?
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    trader joe's
  111. What does the city need here?
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    grass and space
  112. What does the city need here?
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    street food
  113. What does the city need here?
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    LYFT UBER LYFT UBER LYFT UBER LYFT UBER
  114. What does the city need here?
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    A Vancouver version of Central Park!
  115. What does the city need here?
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    pavement
  116. What does the city need here?
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    live music
  117. What does the city need here?
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    SIdewalks
  118. What does the city need here?
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    Gardens and playgrounds and retail spaces
  119. What does the city need here?
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    footway
  120. What does the city need here?
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    Some green areas, and scultures, where people can go for a run
  121. What does the city need here?
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    Art, people, lighting
  122. What does the city need here?
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    open air art/craft market
  123. What does the city need here?
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    a market and park with lots of vegetation
  124. What does the city need here?
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    people (all kind of) and music (all kind of)
  125. What does the city need here?
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    Light and trees
  126. What does the city need here?
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    recreational area
  127. What does the city need here?
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    Cycle paths
  128. What does the city need here?
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    BOMBING YARN
  129. What does the city need here?
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    Homes
  130. What does the city need here?
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    trees and greenspace
  131. What does the city need here?
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    A park where people can spend time with others
  132. What does the city need here?
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    Biophilia
  133. What does the city need here?
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    Forest and affordable housing
  134. What does the city need here?
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    A more artsy scene, some open design markets, open air paint therapy with wine, gallery openings, theatre in the park. More art/design scene. Something that catches the attention of people and also engages with them.
  135. What does the city need here?
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    plants!
  136. What does the city need here?
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    Farm land
  137. What does the city need here?
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    Innovative Green Space
  138. What does the city need here?
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    nudist colony
  139. What does the city need here?
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    Parking, green space
  140. What does the city need here?
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    balance
  141. What does the city need here?
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    shelters for the homeless
  142. What does the city need here?
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    Outdoor hockey rink.
  143. What does the city need here?
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    artist studios & a garden
  144. What does the city need here?
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    architecture
  145. What does the city need here?
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    murals and community gardens
  146. What does the city need here?
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    floating cars
  147. What does the city need here?
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    density
  148. What does the city need here?
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    A marketplace
  149. What does the city need here?
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    green space. A park, or bike lanes.
  150. What does the city need here?
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    a market
  151. What does the city need here?
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    more smiles
  152. What does the city need here?
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    Everything
  153. What does the city need here?
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    paint
  154. What does the city need here?
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    public, community engaged spaces
  155. What does the city need here?
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    activities
  156. What does the city need here?
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    murals and art
  157. What does the city need here?
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    diversity
  158. What does the city need here?
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    creative culture
  159. What does the city need here?
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    activation
  160. What does the city need here?
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    A highline similar to the one in New York with public art and gardens and resting spaces but also integrating green aspects like east side bee keeping and other initiatives that might encourage inclusiveness and bridge the divide between east /west, poor/ rich, homeless/ those with homes, etc. And below a mix of housing and amenities.
  161. What does the city need here?
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    A skate park to bring youth and street art. A playground to bring families and the happy energy of children who can yell as loud as they want beneath the sounds of traffic. A garden to catch the rain and bring softness to the concrete jungle.
  162. What does the city need here?
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    a bulldozer
  163. What does the city need here?
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    absolutely anythign else
  164. What does the city need here?
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    Vitality
  165. What does the city need here?
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    pop up food stands
  166. What does the city need here?
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    And outdoor gymnasium
  167. What does the city need here?
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    pop-up arts, music, food & bars - a hub for community events and creative collaboration opportunities
  168. What does the city need here?
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    homeless shelters
  169. What does the city need here?
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    you
  170. What does the city need here?
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    shelter
  171. What does the city need here?
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    waterfalls
  172. What does the city need here?
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    trees... lots and lots of trees
  173. What does the city need here?
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    Recreational
  174. What does the city need here?
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    Green space. Skate park.
  175. What does the city need here?
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    Green! Plants! Marshland!
  176. What does the city need here?
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    another viaduct..
  177. What does the city need here?
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    art venue and park
  178. What does the city need here?
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    apartments
  179. What does the city need here?
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    intervention
  180. What does the city need here?
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    less mud
  181. What does the city need here?
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    starbucks
  182. What does the city need here?
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    Eww. Does anyone even want to be in spaces near freeways?
  183. What does the city need here?
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    Internship
  184. What does the city need here?
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    festival space
  185. What does the city need here?
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    uber
  186. What does the city need here?
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    Urban park with overhanging greens
  187. What does the city need here?
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    more public space
  188. What does the city need here?
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    Car2go
  189. What does the city need here?
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    urban gardens
  190. What does the city need here?
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    a swimming pool
  191. What does the city need here?
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    greens
  192. What does the city need here?
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    gallery
  193. What does the city need here?
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    granville island
  194. What does the city need here?
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    homeless people
  195. What does the city need here?
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    TNT
  196. What does the city need here?
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    high line
  197. What does the city need here?
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    Commemoration of Hogan's Alley
  198. What does the city need here?
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    Low cost housing
  199. What does the city need here?
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    buildings
  200. What does the city need here?
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    food
  201. What does the city need here?
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    LOVE
  202. What does the city need here?
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    permit
  203. What does the city need here?
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    large swings underneath the bridge
  204. What does the city need here?
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    lights
  205. What does the city need here?
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    pedestrian walkways people friendly places vegetation
  206. What does the city need here?
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    open space, plaza
  207. What does the city need here?
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    PEDESTRIAN ACCESS, LANDSCAPE, DRAINAGE
  208. What does the city need here?
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    a playground
  209. What does the city need here?
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    public art trail
  210. What does the city need here?
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    colour!
  211. What does the city need here?
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    A dog park
  212. What does the city need here?
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    An elevated greenway!
  213. What does the city need here?
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    Stake park OR night club (check out trädgården in Stockholm)
  214. What does the city need here?
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    slides
  215. What does the city need here?
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    inclusion
  216. What does the city need here?
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    more colour
  217. What does the city need here?
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    a bubble
  218. What does the city need here?
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    swing
  219. What does the city need here?
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    people, activity, green, and light
  220. What does the city need here?
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    The world's biggest bumper cars
  221. What does the city need here?
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    Urban farms for self-sufficiency and community empowerment
  222. What does the city need here?
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    Demolish
  223. What does the city need here?
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    basketball courts
  224. What does the city need here?
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    parc
  225. What does the city need here?
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    Outdoor communal training spaces, similar to what you would find next to the Danube in Vienna.
  226. What does the city need here?
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    They should keep the viaducts, and add some kind of marketplace below. Some boutique vendors and open air cafes, etc.
  227. What does the city need here?
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    freedom to explore
  228. What does the city need here?
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    A covered skatepark with halfpipes and lots of vertical
  229. What does the city need here?
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    Streets for cars and massive public transit corridors
  230. What does the city need here?
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    community center
  231. What does the city need here?
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    continuous bikeways and waterfront esplanades with improved access to public transportation
  232. What does the city need here?
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    walkable path
  233. What does the city need here?
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    coffee shop
  234. What does the city need here?
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    An urban park
  235. What does the city need here?
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    money
  236. What does the city need here?
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    more public spaces
  237. What does the city need here?
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    Outdoor Fitness Centre and Community Gardens
  238. What does the city need here?
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    gardens
  239. What does the city need here?
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    Integrated with the environment and the beauty that BC is.
  240. What does the city need here?
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    architecture!
  241. What does the city need here?
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    A green public space
  242. What does the city need here?
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    Skate Park Parkade
  243. What does the city need here?
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    A public green space and more recreational areas along the lines of the skate park located across the street. Somewhere for the flatland BMXers to practice, somewhere for dogs and somewhere for kids/families to play. Perhaps a small community centre/venue for workshops, etc., which could also host farmer's market type events.
  244. What does the city need here?
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    green space but in a more creative way - like a maze or design a space for 'adventure' but also with places to relax to allow for an inclusive environment
  245. What does the city need here?
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    open space
  246. What does the city need here?
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    Beer gardens
  247. What does the city need here?
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    play spaces
  248. What does the city need here?
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    More breathing space for locally owned businesses
  249. What does the city need here?
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    affordable housing and publicly accessible trails/parks mixed with low level commercial/retail units
  250. What does the city need here?
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    more bike lanes
  251. What does the city need here?
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    multiculturalism
  252. What does the city need here?
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    more cars
  253. What does the city need here?
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    color and movement
  254. What does the city need here?
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    buses
  255. What does the city need here?
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    water feature
  256. What does the city need here?
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    a food truck
  257. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    lighting
  258. What does the city need here?
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    a nighttime flea market
  259. What does the city need here?
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    housing street level living parks seawall / waterfront amenities open to all fun and beauty
  260. What does the city need here?
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    a different and reactive building typology to create more architectural interest in the city and neighborhood diversity.
  261. What does the city need here?
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    Low Income & housing Coops
  262. What does the city need here?
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    transportation nodes
  263. What does the city need here?
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    life and light
  264. What does the city need here?
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    green area
  265. What does the city need here?
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    Public spaces that Vancouverites feel comfortable and happy spending time in
  266. What does the city need here?
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    PAVED WALKWAYS WITH HIGH TREES, LIGHTING
  267. What does the city need here?
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    Frog houses
  268. What does the city need here?
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    more skateparks
  269. What does the city need here?
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    some sort of urban art/architectural installation and seating.
  270. What does the city need here?
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    roads
  271. What does the city need here?
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    bc housing
  272. What does the city need here?
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    houses
  273. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    Giant Swing
  274. What does the city need here?
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    Play Spaces: fields + courts + outdoor music venue. Getting Together Spaces: quick good-eat + drink spots - emporia, carts, trucks, trailers, etc.
  275. What does the city need here?
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    more green
  276. What does the city need here?
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    green space ♥
  277. What does the city need here?
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    Acknowledgement of the history of this area, including displacement of Black people and their homes to make this viaduct.
  278. What does the city need here?
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    wider roads or highways to connect the centre and suburbs, better and more affordable public transportation
  279. What does the city need here?
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    A giant farmers market
  280. What does the city need here?
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    PARK AND NO NEW HOUSING!!
  281. What does the city need here?
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    a pool !
  282. What does the city need here?
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    beer
  283. What does the city need here?
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    Artists and cultural/social sector community working spaces built around /into the structure of the bridges with lots of hanging gardens to filter the traffic air.
  284. What does the city need here?
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    More Green Space
  285. What does the city need here?
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    European-style spaces that are meant for gathering. I'd love to see a central water feature and restaurants with patios facing a central piazza
  286. What does the city need here?
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    playgrounds
  287. What does the city need here?
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    light... accessibility... another community planning!
  288. What does the city need here?
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    think new york's high line with pop up retail and possibly a few hundred container homes. a place for art, cafe's with a cool water feature like in coal harbour. with festival lights swagged across the space like that in a small european village from building to building.
  289. What does the city need here?
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    light
  290. What does the city need here?
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    Parks, community spaces and multi-modal transportation options (on the ground under a green canopy)
  291. What does the city need here?
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    Children Playground
  292. What does the city need here?
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    landscaping designing and sewers
  293. What does the city need here?
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    Demolition, natural regeneration, human disengagement, ecosystem rehabilitation
  294. What does the city need here?
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    Good food open late
  295. What does the city need here?
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    More places to interact with other people
  296. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    Green Space, housing
  297. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    Vertical greenery
  298. What does the city need here?
    Like
    a pond
  299. What does the city need here?
    Like
    Colour, from natural sources. Green grass, flowers, trees. An urban park. So the flyover ends up looking like it just grew there.
  300. What does the city need here?
    Like
    roof garden
  301. What does the city need here?
    Like
    a garden
  302. What does the city need here?
    Like
    a bridge
  303. What does the city need here?
    Like
    food truck
  304. What does the city need here?
    Like
    light and colour
  305. What does the city need here?
    Like
    Quality public space that integrates with the surroundings in which can provide a better environment for the city and people.
  306. What does the city need here?
    Like
    bigger viaducts
  307. What does the city need here?
    Like
    civic space
  308. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    flower market
  309. What does the city need here?
    Like
    A highline garden / bike path like the one in NYC
  310. What does the city need here?
    Like
    public realm
  311. What does the city need here?
    Like
    the viaducts - keep the viaducts. Essential vein out of downtown, directly into east van.
  312. What does the city need here?
    Like
    greenspaces
  313. What does the city need here?
    Like
    Wider road for better traffic
  314. What does the city need here?
    Like
    GREEN SQUARE
  315. What does the city need here?
    Like
    social housing
  316. What does the city need here?
    Like
    a pool
  317. What does the city need here?
    Like
    cafe
  318. What does the city need here?
    Like
    art
  319. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    VIADUCTS.
  320. What does the city need here?
    Like
    circus
  321. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    art installations, lights, lanterns, murals, farmer's markets, four square court, chairs, tables with checkerboards and chess set on - life and colour.
  322. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    a climbing wall with slides at the top
  323. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    A REAL PARK
  324. What does the city need here?
    0Like
    colors
  325. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    green areas
  326. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    supported yet spontaneous (informal) public space
  327. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    green open space
  328. What does the city need here?
    Like
    Everything it already has
  329. What does the city need here?
    Like
    space
  330. What does the city need here?
    Like
    it needs to keep the viaducts!
  331. What does the city need here?
    Like
    green space under the viaducts
  332. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    Skatepark, Painted murals, farmers market,
  333. What does the city need here?
    Like
    playground
  334. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    Outdoor recreation space including a jump park/ skate park/ par-core and bouldering wall
  335. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    Food Truck Pod
  336. What does the city need here?
    Like
    theatre
  337. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    Fruit trees, more greenery. Places to sleep, enjoy the views, soundproofing
  338. What does the city need here?
    Like
    An Eastern Core Transit Strategy
  339. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    Use the viaducts to support interesting 1 to 2 floor housing and quirky retail - bookshops etc. Then landscape the rest of the area with lots of pedestrian friendly greenery.
  340. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    musical swings
  341. What does the city need here?
    Like
    more viaducts or alternate routes to assist flow of traffic in to the downtown core.
  342. What does the city need here?
    Like
    Non-specific Message Far this offshoot heat illness
  343. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    lots of livable housing where you are not higher than 8 stories off the ground. Studies have shown that residents are less community oriented when they kive above that height.
  344. What does the city need here?
    Like
    friendliness
  345. What does the city need here?
    Like
    sports and recreation
  346. What does the city need here?
    Like
    Cars... oh wait. No.
  347. What does the city need here?
    Like
    More condos
  348. What does the city need here?
    Like
    Nature
  349. What does the city need here?
    3Like
    biergarten
  350. What does the city need here?
    Like
    Hanging gardens
  351. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    a forest with restaurants and shopping.
  352. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    container homes
  353. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    new light industrial space for the 21st century
  354. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    Less shiny-ness. maintain some rough edges.
  355. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    green.
  356. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    Can we imagine a Vancouver version of NYC's High Line?
  357. What does the city need here?
    Like
    Independant Workspace
  358. What does the city need here?
    Like
    Food Scene
  359. What does the city need here?
    Like
    basketball court
  360. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    social space
  361. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    people colour trees
  362. What does the city need here?
    Like
    colour and a purpose
  363. What does the city need here?
    Like
    Add a skate park, bike lanes, mini golf, or basketball courts.
  364. What does the city need here?
    Like
    sport
  365. What does the city need here?
    Like
    A garden...something zen and artistic- a path with art and a nature-inspired flowing stream that can double as a splash park for children in the summer. Something that resonates similar to New York's High Line. It would need a sense of place that distinguishes it from our many seaside walks. A zen sanctuary in the city.
  366. What does the city need here?
    Like
    a gathering place
  367. What does the city need here?
    Like
    Mural art
  368. What does the city need here?
    Like
    aesthetics
  369. What does the city need here?
    Like
    skatepark
  370. What does the city need here?
    Like
    Skateboard park
  371. What does the city need here?
    Like
    More green development. Increased vegetation. Low energy buildings. Green roofs. Renewable generation sources. Sustainable design. Transit-oriented development. Less greedy humans destroying the one Earth we have.
  372. What does the city need here?
    Like
    green spaces
  373. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    vegetation
  374. What does the city need here?
    Like
    plants
  375. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    parkour playground
  376. What does the city need here?
    0Like
    More dog parks
  377. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    Parks, art installations, places to play
  378. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    sculpture garden
  379. What does the city need here?
    Like
    iconic lighting
  380. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    London Southbank for under-viaduct typologies; restaurant / coffee shop / urban beach / theatre / seating etc
  381. What does the city need here?
    Like
    museum
  382. What does the city need here?
    Like
    usable and accessible public space
  383. What does the city need here?
    Like
    a road into the city - as it is
  384. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    A dynamic multi-purpose public space
  385. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    a dynamic, flexible public space that could change with the seasons to provide a realm for creatives i.e. local artists, chefs, activists, and performers.
  386. What does the city need here?
    Like
    better infrastructure
  387. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    A place for members of all near by neighbourhoods to purchase and share food, share stories, and create a greater sense of a cohesive, inclusive, community downtown.
  388. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    greenspace
  389. What does the city need here?
    Like
    less traffic
  390. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    colours
  391. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    please not affordable/social housing! The viaduct has created this wasteland and it is the viaduct's owner who is responsible for the land it is affecting. Shopping centre, industrial or civil infrastructure (municipal service yards, civil water or waste water treatment. Alternately "green" the viaduct by turning it into a linear park, bikeway and maybe (quiet running) streetcar way, then the land below could be put to better use including integrated urban village concepts with direct vertical access to the green parkway.
  392. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    needs affordable housing
  393. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    sustainable city = affordable housing and transit network urban regeneration within social inclusion
  394. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    A Beer Garden
  395. What does the city need here?
    Like
    Maze
  396. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    community vegetable garden and farmers market
  397. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    supportive housing
  398. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    public spaces where communities can come together.
  399. What does the city need here?
    Like
    cars
  400. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    gathering place
  401. What does the city need here?
    5Like
    Colour, life, playground, green spaces, pop up art, food trucks, vendors.
  402. What does the city need here?
    Like
    equality
  403. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    off leash dog park
  404. What does the city need here?
    Like
    a wrecking ball and lots of money
  405. What does the city need here?
    Like
    love love love x
  406. What does the city need here?
    0Like
    flowers
  407. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    urban farms, A place people can go grow there own food!! Socialise and gather
  408. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    Food trucks
  409. What does the city need here?
    Like
    food carts
  410. What does the city need here?
    Like
    water
  411. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    Stormwater management, mountain bike park
  412. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    soil reclamation project
  413. What does the city need here?
    Like
    garden
  414. What does the city need here?
    Like
    residntial waterfront
  415. What does the city need here?
    Like
    green! playground! pop-up shops
  416. What does the city need here?
    Like
    public spaces
  417. What does the city need here?
    5Like
    Interactive public art and space - think of what they are doing beneath the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto
  418. What does the city need here?
    Like
    bike/pedestrian green walkway
  419. What does the city need here?
    Like
    greenhouses full of food and flowers.
  420. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    napping station
  421. What does the city need here?
    Like
    People!
  422. What does the city need here?
    Like
    design
  423. What does the city need here?
    Like
    lots of ground floor public uses accommodated in high density buildings, public pedestrian and cycling paths lacing False Creek into Chinatown, pedestrian oriented businesses
  424. What does the city need here?
    Like
    swings
  425. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    more
  426. What does the city need here?
    Like
    livable town homes built under highways / street scape and trees
  427. What does the city need here?
    Like
    landscape
  428. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    Forward Thinking.
  429. What does the city need here?
    Like
    life and joy
  430. What does the city need here?
    4Like
    Underground Beer Garden
  431. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    Hanging gardens and fountains gurgling
  432. What does the city need here?
    Like
    donuts
  433. What does the city need here?
    Like
    place to walk
  434. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    A bike park
  435. What does the city need here?
    Like
    skating ring
  436. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    bike lanes
  437. What does the city need here?
    Like
    A fitness centre for the Muslim community with women-only and men-only sections!
  438. What does the city need here?
    Like
    surf park
  439. What does the city need here?
    Like
    tent city
  440. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    a big park
  441. What does the city need here?
    3Like
    community garden
  442. What does the city need here?
    3Like
    art installation
  443. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    Fun! Energy. A place to party and gather.
  444. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    drainage system
  445. What does the city need here?
    Like
    a skate park
  446. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    A low-rise mix of affordable housing, commercial and community public space called Hogan's Alley. Oops.
  447. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    a river
  448. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    grass
  449. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    A Green Promenade on Top connected to a new Urban Topography- (landscape) -on the lower level
  450. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    clean
  451. What does the city need here?
    3Like
    A Highline-style Park. Save parts of the Viaduct and repurpose them into a sky park. It would provide a interesting blend of nature and history.
  452. What does the city need here?
    Like
    skate park and music venue/market
  453. What does the city need here?
    Like
    A park, more trees and green!
  454. What does the city need here?
    Like
    green
  455. What does the city need here?
    Like
    food and artisan market
  456. What does the city need here?
    Like
    A free outdoor movie theatre
  457. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    A pedestrian high line
  458. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    disorder
  459. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    long dangling string-like-strips attached to the underbelly of the bridge- that by day blow and dance in the wind- and by night light up and pulse colored lights in waves like groups of cars...
  460. What does the city need here?
    Like
    An indoor green park space to escape the nasty weather. During the late fall/winter/early spring, it is THE place to go. A park-like setting that mimics an outdoor space so people can take their children to play, dog for a walk, get fit, seniors can be comfortable walking where it isn't too cold or slippery, etc. Creatively presented space that provides a fair weather day when it isn't.
  461. What does the city need here?
    Like
    HEALTH CENTRE, CULTURE INSTALLATIONS, SMALL SPORT FACILTIES, COMMUNITY CENTRE, DESIGN EXPO/MARKET
  462. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    green space for the public
  463. What does the city need here?
    Like
    Public transportation
  464. What does the city need here?
    Like
    plants, pedestrian walkways, bike paths, small businesses
  465. What does the city need here?
    Like
    housing parks rec small business
  466. What does the city need here?
    3Like
    Green space, social inclusion!
  467. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    a nice park
  468. What does the city need here?
    0Like
    A year-round circus!
  469. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    viaducts
  470. What does the city need here?
    0Like
    nothing else
  471. What does the city need here?
    Like
    An aquatic play environment!
  472. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    green space and affordable housing
  473. What does the city need here?
    Like
    Greenspace and sustainable techno dome
  474. What does the city need here?
    Like
    open graffiti area with benches and plants
  475. What does the city need here?
    Like
    FUN
  476. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    More green space.
  477. What does the city need here?
    3Like
    Public space to liven the area. Nobody wants to walk under a viaduct. City of Toronto is doing interesting things with the Gardiner as it has been a long-time painpoint for pedestrians who are connecting from downtown to the Waterfront as they must go under the Gardiner expressway and it was very poor user experience. Things like a skatepark and interactive public art (vs. non interactive public art) livened up the space a lot.
  478. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    community gardens
  479. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    Green space, gardens, cycle paths, activity space (skatepark, tennis?), boutique vendors serving foot and cycle traffic.
  480. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    more alternative spaces like the existing skateboard park. keep the damn viaducts and utilise the spaces around, above, and underneath them! keep it interesting!
  481. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    public space
  482. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    a promenade, restaurants, food trucks, seating, bike clinics, public art, graffiti walls.
  483. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    A HUB FOR REINTRODUCING HOMELESS INTO SOCIETY. (CAREER CENTER, COUNSELING, TEMP HOUSING, WIFI ACCESS, ETC)
  484. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    swimming pool
  485. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    Cafes by day, beer gardens by night
  486. What does the city need here?
    Like
    A meeting place
  487. What does the city need here?
    Like
    A swing
  488. What does the city need here?
    Like
    green space, street car, bike lanes, parklets, water gardens,
  489. What does the city need here?
    3Like
    market
  490. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    Functional public space
  491. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    Skate park + public plaza
  492. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    24 hour night life
  493. What does the city need here?
    Like
    mixed use buildings - homes, shops, community centre, etc
  494. What does the city need here?
    Like
    parks
  495. What does the city need here?
    Like
    A park with community ammenities and perhaps public market etc
  496. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    Innovative low income housing. I can think of lots of specifics but I want a cup of cappuccino with Mr Darryl before I give away all my great ideas ☺️
  497. What does the city need here?
    Like
    Housing
  498. What does the city need here?
    3Like
    affordable housing for young families!
  499. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    more viaducts
  500. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    homeless shelter
  501. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    a park
  502. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    Harmony
  503. What does the city need here?
    3Like
    lots of small footprint commercial/retail on a great intimate street that encourages local businesses to locate here, a little dynamic hub of them. cool unique local shops. get too big and successful... time to move and make way for another new enterprise.
  504. What does the city need here?
    3Like
    public market
  505. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    a hedge maze
  506. What does the city need here?
    Like
    greenery
  507. What does the city need here?
    Like
    Urban villages
  508. What does the city need here?
    Like
    bike park
  509. What does the city need here?
    Like
    skater park
  510. What does the city need here?
    Like
    Color
  511. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    community
  512. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    public spaces like parks, play areas
  513. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    a skatepark
  514. What does the city need here?
    0Like
    Fewer Cali's
  515. What does the city need here?
    Like
    bumper cars , and swings hanging from the concrete beams
  516. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    community green space
  517. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    Outdoor volleyball nets
  518. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    transportation
  519. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    recreational park
  520. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    bike lanes and a place to lock your bike
  521. What does the city need here?
    Like
    decentralization
  522. What does the city need here?
    3Like
    An open air market (at least one day/evening a week) where local artists, vendors, food trucks and entertainers can create something fun for the city!
  523. What does the city need here?
    Like
    New stadium, BC Place then be replaced by living and green space
  524. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    More boring glass buildings.
  525. What does the city need here?
    6Like
    MAINTAIN THE VAIDUCTS, INFILL INBETWEEN STRUCTURES TO CREATE AN ACTIVE STREET EDGE/WALL
  526. What does the city need here?
    Like
    park space
  527. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    A parkour park
  528. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    roller rink :)
  529. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    Better use of space along outdoor skytrain paths maybe.
  530. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    festival grounds!
  531. What does the city need here?
    3Like
    trees
  532. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    disco balls
  533. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    a great new neighbourhood and park that connect the site to the surrounding areas - providing affordable, accessible housing for all!
  534. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    pizza
  535. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    Integrated people spaces at ground level. not barren waste land.
  536. What does the city need here?
    3Like
    Affordable housing
  537. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    more sunshine
  538. What does the city need here?
    Like
    skate park
  539. What does the city need here?
    3Like
    A big beautiful ferris wheel.
  540. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    Less Infrastructure
  541. What does the city need here?
    0Like
    cultural park space and plaza
  542. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    Large parking facilities with other commercial space on top.
  543. What does the city need here?
    6Like
    truly affordable housing
  544. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    a rec center
  545. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    Pop-up shop markets using shipping containers
  546. What does the city need here?
    Like
    More plaza and piazza
  547. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    Public Art
  548. What does the city need here?
    7Like
    Leave the viaducts in place, take back the space underneath for an outdoor park that is bikeable and walkable. Trees, parks, green space, community gardens, an area for food trucks to park. Maintain or expand the skatepark, install public art. Re-purpose/decorate structural columns.
  549. What does the city need here?
    6Like
    an open art studio!
  550. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    Mixed use Condo Retail and open space
  551. What does the city need here?
    3Like
    Colour
  552. What does the city need here?
    Like
    nothing
  553. What does the city need here?
    Like
    condo
  554. What does the city need here?
    0Like
    hospital
  555. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    Housing, retail, outdoor recreation spaces, park, interaction between neighborhoods
  556. What does the city need here?
    4Like
    a beautiful green space and a bike track under the bridge
  557. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    climbing gym/parkour/skate park
  558. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    Green space
  559. What does the city need here?
    Like
    horses
  560. What does the city need here?
    Like
    people
  561. What does the city need here?
    Like
    park
  562. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    A park. water park
  563. What does the city need here?
    1Like
    parking
  564. What does the city need here?
    5Like
    boardwalks, dog parks, man made ponds
  565. What does the city need here?
    Like
    condos
  566. What does the city need here?
    3Like
    circulation and openness
  567. What does the city need here?
    2Like
    life
  568. What does the city need here?
    3Like
    outdoor climbing gym
  569. What does the city need here?
    10Like
    A high-line like new york!

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