Connecting things, people and places is an opportunity, if not major rationale, for the Arbutus Greenway.

It’s already happening on the increasingly busy temporary Greenway.

Some new connections arise from the very nature of the conversion from unused railroad into accessible, if temporary, Greenway. People have a new way to travel from home to retail areas, schools and parks.

But old informal pathways are already getting upgrades to provide better connections from and across the Greenway to local neighbourhoods, bus stops, crosswalks and so on.