More on lawned rights-of-ways – LRT making transit corridors green!

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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.

A former 4 lane arterial road with lawned

A former 4 lane arterial road with two lanes replaced with a lawned tram line.

 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.

A lawned median in the downtown; could be Broadway!

A lawned median in the downtown; could be Broadway!

https://railforthevalley.wordpress.com/2009/03/28/lawned-rights-of-ways-non-user-friendly-green-transit/

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