Lower Sapperton Traffic Calming Initiative

Please note that the RA is not taking a position on whether there should be additional traffic calming, or on types of traffic calming measures.

The RA’s role in this initiative is to advise residents of this opportunity, provide opportunities for neighbourhood engagement, act as a liaison, facilitate a discussion, and, should there be sufficient residents’ support, present any proposal to the City that may emerge from this discussion.

Attached please find an update from the Traffic Calming Working Group and a vision they have proposed for additional traffic calming in Lower Sapperton.

This vision is based on feedback and input from the November 17, 2021, workshop in which many of you participated. Please carefully read through the attached document, envision how these proposed changes might impact you and the neighbourhood, and take the time to fill out the survey to provide feedback by February 4th, 2022.

Lower Sapperton Workshop outcomes PDF
2nd Lower Sapperton Survey Due Feb. 4th

Traffic Calming in Lower Sapperton

Registration for Workshop

Collection for E-Fry

We are making 35 gift bags for
the residents in the E-Fry

If you can donate please contact Dee Beattie
or Eileen Brown at SappertonRA@gmail.com with the following items needed for our gift bags.

If you prefer to donate cash, we can do your shopping as well.

Agenda – 2021

SRA Agenda Feb. 4, 2021

Lower Sapperton Traffic Calming Survey

As you may know, the redevelopment of Royal Columbian Hospital will put the new ER entrance for patients and ambulances on Sherbrooke (it is now on East Columbia). An increase in vehicular traffic can be expected as a result, so our neighbourhood is talking to the City about possible traffic calming on Sherbrooke Street. We welcome input and suggestions from the community and thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey!

(Please note there are currently NO specific traffic calming measures or ideas being suggested. If it is determined that there is enough interest in the community in traffic calming on Sherbrooke, further consultation will happen with the City to figure out what solutions to use.)

Please complete survey by clicking on the image below by October 12 if possible. Thank you!

Minutes – 2020

Wesgroup SRA Presentation

Letter to SRA from City about Traffic Calming in Lower Sapperton

Lower Sapperton Traffic Calming Letter with Map

Resident’s Proposed Parking Plan for RCH Employees in Sapperton Neightborhoods’

The link below opens up the Sapperton RA’s response to a proposed parking plan to the city to help Royal Columbian Hospital workers:

March 25 Letter To Mayor and City Council_

A Note about Covid-19 Situation

Hello Sapperton Residents,

During this time of uncertainty, community is more important than ever. Although we are all engaging in social distancing and staying at home as much as possible, it is also important for us to watch out for our neighbours who may be struggling for a variety of reasons: elderly residents who live alone and may not be able to receive visitors, or who find it difficult to get out to shop for basic goods; those with young children who no longer have daycare; those who rely on transit but are nervous about exposing themselves to the Covid-19 virus on the bus or Skytrain; those who have recently lost employment and are scrambling to make ends meet.

As we spend more time in our homes, let us also try to keep in touch with our neighbours and community members who may be finding this period particularly stressful and challenging. Some ways in which we may be able to help one another:

– Offering to pick up groceries or do other errands for neighbours who find it difficult to do so themselves

– Taking our neighbours’ garbage and recycling bins out for them

– Offering to walk our neighbours’ dogs

– Call, email or text neighbours just to say “hi” and to check in on them

– Joining the New West Helping Hands Facebook group to offer services or to ask for help if you need it:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/777172272806141/

This is a group with over 1400 members from all over New Westminster helping one another in a variety of ways.

If you have ideas on how we can help one another during this challenging time, or are in need of help and are unsure of who to contact, please contact the RA and we will try to answer your questions to the best of our ability. We will all get through this challenging time together. There is power in community.

Wishing you all good health, please note we will not be having our regular membership and AGM scheduled for April 2. We will send out a notice when if we are able to resume in June.

The Sapperton Residents’ Association Executive