Regarding the City of North Vancouver's recent rejection of the proposed Low Level Road upgrade: I work on the North Vancouver waterfront. I am aware of the loud and firm opposition to the upgrade from the affected residents along the bluff.
There is an issue that wasn't raised. The federal and provincial portions of the proposed upgrade cost will disappear. The city will be left to finance the project if the resources can be found. In the meantime, what about the houses poised on the brink should the bluffs slide onto the Low Level Road? And slide they will, sooner or later.
The proposed project included moving the Low Level Road up the bluff and, in the process, stabilizing the slope.
So now, when the slope slides, what will happen? Will the city be on the hook for property damage or loss? Will residential insurance companies step up to the plate after the residents themselves soundly rejected the proposed upgrade with slope stabilization?
There is a lot at stake here: lives, property and the very ground that the houses are built on. What's next with this situation?
James Mildenberger North Vancouver