The city is planning a new recreation greenway along the Railway Avenue corridor, and it wants the publics help to shape it.
An open house is being held this Saturday, Oct. 20 for the public to share their thoughts on what the 3.7-kilometre greenway which runs from Garry Street in the south to Granville Avenue in the north should look like.
The city envisions it as a unique and accessible cycling and walking route that will connect neighbourhoods and have points of interest and activities along the way.
Together with existing trails, the city believes theres an unprecedented opportunity to connect the Fraser River middle arm and south dike/Steveston waterfronts.
To review the concept plans, provide input and learn a bit about the rich history of the former rail corridor, the city has invited residents to attend the first open house on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Thompson Community Centre.
City staff will be present to discuss the concept, and a series of display boards will illustrate possible trail features, such as signage, community gardens and/or natural landscaping corridors.
Historic information and old photographs showing the former rail corridor and the interurban tram will also be on display.
Thompson Community Centre is at 5151 Granville Ave. For more information, contact the parks division at 604-244-1208.