Measuring Great Beginnings success
For the several years in a row, the Great Beginnings Program annual community survey was administered in the neighbourhood.
The survey measures community attitudes and perceptions toward City of Vancouver-provided infrastructure, services and initiatives.
Survey results indicate that priorities and concerns did not change significantly between 2008 and 2010.
Safety in public spaces
In that period, the resident sub-population has become progressively more positive about safety in public spaces.
While neighbourhood cleanliness, access to public toilets and providing a welcoming retail environment remain a concern, residents and business merchants indicate that they are proud of where they live and support further revitalization efforts.
The street population continues to express a need for extended public toilet operating hours, supporting initiatives such as the Toilet Accessibility partnership project with VANDU.