Making transit corridors green goes along way for gaining support for new rail transit initiatives. Lawned light rail rights-of-ways are a wonderful way for turning tram lines from eyesores to linear parks, creating vast avenues of ecco-friendly green spaces in congested city centres. Though costing more to install than conventional LRT/streetcar lines, the long term investment of lawned tram lines is undisputed. Even on downtown streets, a lawned LRT line makes a gray street something special with a green median strip.
Even smaller cities and towns would benefit from Lawned, park-like LRT or interurban lines. Imagine the rail lined bisecting Abbotsford, being lawned or an interurban line in Langley or Chilliwack being a grassed and landscaped linear park.