Arbutus Corridor in Pictures (August 2014)

6th Avenue tracks

(Posted August 24, 2014) The Arbutus Corridor stretches from Marpole to Granville Island. Below we’ve documented the rail line in a series of photographs as of August 2014. Canadian Pacific started the process of clearing gardens along the southern end of the corridor in early August.

The railway tracks have not been in use since 2001, and consequently are overgrown in many places. It’s unclear why CP has decided to reactivate the corridor at this time. Canadian Pacific has leased small parcels of land in both Kerrisdale (near 41st) and in Kitsilano  (at 11th) for parking.

The photos are meant to document the current state of the Arbutus corridor. The gardens in the corridor are still untouched in Kitsilano and Fairview. CP has removed the gardens around West 71st and north and south of the tracks at SW Marine Drive:

SW Marine Drive
Above: Gardens removed in rail corridor north and south of SW Marine Drive. Below: looking north (W 61st Avenue)
57th Avenue

Milton Street and Rand Avenue is close to the point where the unused section of the Arbutus corridor begins:
Milton and Rand Milton and Rand

The gardens between West 71st and SW Marine Drive have been completely removed:
71st Ave
71st Avenue areaPots saved

Equipment on the north side of SW Marine Drive:
EquipmentGardensBlackberryEquipmentSW Marine Gardens (north side)Stop signCorridorCorridorGardensGardensCorridorTracksKerrisdaleKerrisdale CentreKerrisdaleKerrisdaleKerrisdale parkingKerrisdale centreKerrisdale parking lotKerrisdale centreKerrisdale34thQuilchena Parkpark corridortrees in tracktransformerKing EdwardtreeArbutus RidgeArbutus RidgeWest 16th AvenueWest 16th AvenueArbutus plantersWest 15th AvenueWest 14th AvenueConstructionAt West 14th AvenueWest 13th AvenueArbutus 12thTow away zoneArmoryarmoryWest 10th Avenue bicyclesBroadwayWest 8th Avenue7thWest 6th Avenue turn6th Ave6th Avenue6th Ave6th AvenueCP notice6th AvenueBurrard6th Avefood production6th Ave4th Avenue4th Avenue binsspurspurMolsonsacross from Molsonstrackscrossing near granvilleStarbucksGranville Bridge right of wayPlatform


Aug 28th meeting, Arbutus Victory Gardens

[Previous meeting details]
A group of residents have organized a meeting for all Arbutus Corridor Gardeners on Thursday, August 28th, from 6:30 to 8pm. The meeting will be held at the Kitsilano Community Centre (Larch & 12th). Further details are available on the Arbutus Victory Gardens website. This website has also collected links to numerous articles about the recent actions of CP in clearing the right of way 10 metres from the rail bed along the corridor.

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