Did you know that only 24 per cent of City of Vancouver’s waterfront trails are soft surface? This is a major issue because during times of increased storms surges, soft surfaces are better than hard ones at reducing the damaging impacts of storms. If Vancouver had a comprehensive plan for its waterfront, the long-term impacts of surface types (and many other elements) would be considered in planning, development and maintenance of the waterfront. Georgia Strait Alliance is leading a collaborative city-wide discussion, called the Waterfront Initiative, about what Vancouverites want and need for the future of the city’s waterfront. To celebrate all that is wonderful about Vancouver’s waterfront, they are hosting Water’s Edge Day on Sat., Sept. 30, in Vanier Park. For more information on this free, activity-filled, family-friendly event, click here. In the meantime, tell us what you think… * Please note that all poll answers will be publicly viewable, but anonymous. Fill out this week's poll. Please note that Tyee Barometer polls are only intended as a quick and engaging non-scientific snapshot of our readers' opinions on various topics that fit with The Tyee's very broad editorial mandate. They are not intended to be seen as a representative sampling of BC opinion.