Port Moody gives names to lanes

Port Moody is no longer the city where the lanes have no name.

At its meeting Tuesday, council approved names for several lanes that are currently unnamed. Those names include: Grouse Lane, Stein Lane and Vedder Lane in the city’s Seaview neighbourhood; Wood Lane, Powell Lane and Taseko Lane in Moody Centre; and Miner Lane and Pine Lane on the north shore.

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Port Moody’s general manager of planning and development, André Boel, told council the lanes will require names as the city begins considering applications for the construction of laneway homes, which will all need addresses. He said those addresses will follow a similar numbering convention to the adjoining homes that face the adjacent streets.

A previous proposal to distinguish laneway addresses with the letter “D” was rejected, Boel said, after consultation with emergency services like the city’s fire department.

“Clearly there should not be a weird number,” he said.

Council also directed staff to update its list of approved street names to remove the names that have been newly designated to lanes.

Port Moody’s streets are named after west coast forests and mountains, water features, trees and shrubs, and the city’s pioneers as well as past mayors and council members.

mbartel@tricitynews.com

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