This is the Arbutus Greenway, resplendent in its temporary surface coverings.
But notice the slow accumulation of tip-offs, vague clues and ghostly suggestions about what might eventually comprise broad themes of the final design (or not) — once those consultations are completed. And: are these possibly design and theme suggestions being planted subliminally in the minds of Arbutus travelers?
First: a bench, a place to sit and watch the world pass by. Welcome: it says. This place is for you. Stop a while if you’d like to.
Second: a reminder (rough though it may currently be) of the Arbutus Greenway’s heritage as a railroad right-of-way. Sections of old railroad track placed on each side of the bench platform.
Third: a travelers’ amenity. A Mobi station. It says: Got places to go? Here’s another option. Ride me.
Fourth: Space. This space and this place are for you. Travel in peace and comfort here.
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