Recently released numbers show that, in a 12-hour period, 2,000 people on bikes and 700 people on foot used the temporary, under design, but steadily improving Arbutus Greenway.

I am so pleased that a variety of Vancouver residents are taking advantage of the evolving Greenway for everyday travel.  I hope that lots of us will think about what we’ve experienced, and bring those thoughts to the design team.

Thanks to Naoibh O’Connor at the Vancouver Courier for the information.

Features along the nine-kilometre route include an all-weather hard surface that’s divided for walking and cycling, a bark mulch path for walking and jogging, washrooms, benches and MOBI bike share stations. . . .

. . .  There’s also some lighting that will be installed before the fall, along with signals at 12th, Broadway and Marine Drive — at this point signs direct users to the nearest intersection.

More features such as art or sustainable green ideas around habitat could be added over the coming months. Dobrovolny said the city has adopted the concept of “action while planning.”

“While we’re in the design process and the consultation process, if good ideas come up, we’d like to try them out,” he said. “So if [residents] have got some great ideas over the next while, we’ll try to get them in.”

And there are some nifty pix in the article, including this one, from the twitter note about a recent Price Tags post:

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