Monday, March 7, 2016

Incredibly Great News

The City of Vancouver and Canadian Pacific Police Service have finally reached a deal on the Arbutus corridor, a nine-kilometre stretch of land that runs north to south through Vancouver’s west side. Today (March 7), the city announced it will purchase the land from CP Rail for a price of $55 million.

The city plans to remove the railway tracks that have remained unused since the early 1990s and create a transportation corridor designed for public transit, bicycles, and pedestrians. This walker is happy!

I've been walking these tracks for years, on rough gravel and amongst high weeds, but in a few years it will be a fabulous walk across town to the river and there is a walk along the river.

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