The ancient CP railway track continues to change into one of Vancouver’s treasures.
While there a few days ago, I was reminded that the Arbutus Greenway became the subject of a classic battle between Vancouver’s citizens and a small band of preservationists, who wanted this 42-acre strip of Vancouver’s land to remain a private park for local able-bodied walkers — exclusivity defined.
That noisy clash of wills seems to me now like a preview in miniature of the upcoming one over the vast acreage of Vancouver’s land now exclusively zoned for low density. A.K.A. the “City Plan”. Blogger and pundit fodder for many years, I should think.
This trip, I saw a series of light towers — sporting solar panels — located on a darkish part of the Greenway.
And, as usual, lots more people were on it than the last time I was there. I’m intrigued to see what will happen when we transition from temporary to permanent Greenway.