Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) is hosting a Community Open House on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm for North Vancouver residents to learn more about the proposed Low Level Road Improvement Project. This infrastructure project will have significant benefits to the rail noise pollution that is currently affecting residents in Lower Lonsdale. See the recent post A Solution for Lower Lonsdale! for more details about this project.
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Tags: Asia-Pacific Gateway & Corridor Initiative, City of North Vancouver, CN Rail, Community Open House, Idling Locomotives, Noise Pollution, North Shore Trade Area Program, Port Metro Vancouver, Shunting Noises, Squealing Wheels, Train Whistles
Tags: Asia-Pacific Gateway & Corridor Initiative, City of North Vancouver, CN Rail, Community Open House, Idling Locomotives, Low Level Road Improvement Project, Noise Pollution, North Shore Trade Area Program, Port Metro Vancouver, Shunting Noises, Squealing Wheels, Train Whistles
On December 13, 2010, Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) gave a presentation to North Vancouver City Council regarding their Low Level Road Improvement Project. The scope of the project is extensive but the primary components of this project that are relevant to Lower Lonsdale residents affected by rail noise include:
- Closing the St. Andrew’s uncontrolled crossing
- Closing the St. Patrick’s uncontrolled crossing
- Building an overpass close to St. Patrick’s Street for vehicle access to the industrial businesses on the waterfront
- Building an overpass next to the Neptune and Cargill terminals and closing a 3rd uncontrolled crossing
The primary benefits of these changes mean an improved level of safety because 3 uncontrolled crossings will be closed permanently. This means that the CN Rail locomotives will not have to blast their whistles at these crossings!
Tags: BC Rail, City of North Vancouver, CN Rail, District of North Vancouver, Idling Locomotives, Noise Pollution, Shunting Noises, Squealing Wheels, Train Whistles
You are not alone!
Rail noise has long been a problem on the North Shore. Longstanding problems were further compounded in June 2009 when CN Rail locomotives starting blasting their whistles at all uncontrolled crossings in North Vancouver. This was the result of a safety audit in the spring of 2009 which indicated that whistles were not being sounded according to required operating procedures. This increase in whistling throughout the entire North Shore has resulted in an even larger percentage of the resident population being affected by rail noise pollution.