The City of Delta is home to many outstanding, family-friendly parks, recreational facilities, and outdoor areas, including Boundary Bay Regional Park, which includes Centennial Beach. Unfortunately, the popularity of Boundary Bay Regional Park has led to significant traffic disruptions for the local neighbourhood and impacted road safety in the community.
“We have a wonderful beach in Boundary Bay,” said Mayor George V. Harvie, “but its popularity is impacting our community and causing safety concerns for a variety of road users. Safety is paramount and I have sent Sav Dhaliwal, Chair of the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors a formal letter, and followed up with in person discussions, requesting increased efforts to protect public safety and reduce traffic impacts on the local neighbourhood.”
Boundary Bay Regional Park is the responsibility of Metro Vancouver and Delta has requested that Metro Vancouver update its traffic management plan for the park, including more effective monitoring and communication of when the parking lot is full and better on-site traffic management to minimize community impacts.
“Delta staff are doing all we can to address the traffic issues caused by the popularity of Boundary Bay Regional Park,” said Sean McGill, City Manager. “Metro Vancouver is responsible for traffic management at the park, but we will continue to do everything we can to support local residents and protect public safety through bylaw enforcement and working directly with Metro Vancouver to achieve improved traffic management.”
Delta staff are working to clarify parking restrictions in the area and will continue to enforce those restrictions, including ticketing vehicles parked in bicycle lanes and other illegal locations.
For more information on this news release, contact Mayor George V. Harvie at 604-946-3210 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Sean McGill, City Manager at 604-946-3212 or e-mail email@example.com.