Arbutus Corridor, Vancouver

What would engage the community here?

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  1. What would engage the community here?
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    CLEANER
  2. What would engage the community here?
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    surrey
  3. What would engage the community here?
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    wolves
  4. What would engage the community here?
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    protected bike way
  5. What would engage the community here?
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    seats
  6. What would engage the community here?
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    bike paths with coffee shops
  7. What would engage the community here?
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    rebecca holt
  8. What would engage the community here?
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    rain shelters, sitting spaces, cordoning of the track for safety, pedestrian walkways with optimum distance from the track, play areas
  9. What would engage the community here?
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    people & pets
  10. What would engage the community here?
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    Needs more cats
  11. What would engage the community here?
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    a public performance
  12. What would engage the community here?
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    safely containing the rails and the poles to allow the people to enjoy the area around it. Gardens, benches, green space
  13. What would engage the community here?
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    biking paths
  14. What would engage the community here?
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    Connectivity - community outdoor space.
  15. What would engage the community here?
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    Careful negotiation with the city to allow residents to use the space to host local community events
  16. What would engage the community here?
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    Greenway walking and cycling path with seating- conversion to market space a few days a week
  17. What would engage the community here?
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    Residential
  18. What would engage the community here?
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    a racetrack.
  19. What would engage the community here?
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    walking trails and community gardens
  20. What would engage the community here?
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    A boardwalk with a street-vendor market.
  21. What would engage the community here?
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    Bee hives
  22. What would engage the community here?
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    benches, seating, comfortable green space, bike lanes!
  23. What would engage the community here?
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    locomotion
  24. What would engage the community here?
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    children's playground
  25. What would engage the community here?
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    community market
  26. What would engage the community here?
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    a boulevard with biking
  27. What would engage the community here?
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    inclusion
  28. What would engage the community here?
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    A Public Park
  29. What would engage the community here?
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    A sculpture park
  30. What would engage the community here?
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    street vendors
  31. What would engage the community here?
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    hopscotch
  32. What would engage the community here?
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    having a self serve dog wash
  33. What would engage the community here?
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    more food
  34. What would engage the community here?
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    A fashion show supporting local designers
  35. What would engage the community here?
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    A beautiful walkway
  36. What would engage the community here?
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    seating
  37. What would engage the community here?
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    bicycle lanes!
  38. What would engage the community here?
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    safe connectivity
  39. What would engage the community here?
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    Public space with seating areas
  40. What would engage the community here?
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    A highway A high-speed commuter train Or both of those stacked.
  41. What would engage the community here?
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    bike path interwoven with community gardening
  42. What would engage the community here?
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    a cellist
  43. What would engage the community here?
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    20
  44. What would engage the community here?
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    nicer green space and walking trail
  45. What would engage the community here?
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    retail stores / market down the center
  46. What would engage the community here?
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    Coin flattening contest
  47. What would engage the community here?
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    pedestrian / cycling lane / greenway combo
  48. What would engage the community here?
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    Beer Garden
  49. What would engage the community here?
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    Handcar racing
  50. What would engage the community here?
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    parkland
  51. What would engage the community here?
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    grass
  52. What would engage the community here?
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    gardens!
  53. What would engage the community here?
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    Rotating art exhibits and reading engaging quotes or poems about the indigenous history and colonial history of this route and about the people that currently inhabit this neighbourhood.
  54. What would engage the community here?
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    bicycle path
  55. What would engage the community here?
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    community gardens and seating
  56. What would engage the community here?
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    public gardens/food systems
  57. What would engage the community here?
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    colorful community landscaping - bike lanes, paved paths - make the rail line a destination to walk at lunchtimes or after work
  58. What would engage the community here?
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    A toy train done on redeveloping the abandoned track and an eatery with a view of running toy train full of kids (assuming lots of kids live in that area).
  59. What would engage the community here?
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    Tiny libraries!
  60. What would engage the community here?
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    garden?
  61. What would engage the community here?
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    wildflower plantings & green corridor
  62. What would engage the community here?
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    night club
  63. What would engage the community here?
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    west vancouver
  64. What would engage the community here?
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    project
  65. What would engage the community here?
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    A greater diversity of trees, shrubs, grasses, giving it a more natural feel. If abandoned, a multi-use cycling, walking, rollerblading, with some added relief and corners for interest. A path that connects to public places people want to visit - so that the path is both the journey and the destination.
  66. What would engage the community here?
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    panderosa
  67. What would engage the community here?
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    community gardens
  68. What would engage the community here?
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    a conecting path, or if this railway is no longer in use, create a greenway in which the community can gather and enjoy this currently unused area
  69. What would engage the community here?
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    clayton community center austrelia
  70. What would engage the community here?
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    bocce ball court!
  71. What would engage the community here?
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    a biking path
  72. What would engage the community here?
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    Lighting and public art!
  73. What would engage the community here?
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    train wagons specialized in community activities like wagon-library, wagon-workshop, wagon-ice cream, wagon-playground, wagon-spinning.
  74. What would engage the community here?
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    twrtr
  75. What would engage the community here?
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    Walking trail that allows off leash dog runs and a biking/rollerblading roadway.
  76. What would engage the community here?
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    Obvious answer: A Community Garden Better Answer: A straight sprint track and innovative active space
  77. What would engage the community here?
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    Architecture
  78. What would engage the community here?
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    A multi-use skateboard/bike/scooter/ snake run + linear park.
  79. What would engage the community here?
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    shared garden space
  80. What would engage the community here?
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    parklet/seating with area for play, built in chess tables, public art wall/sculpture, garden with throughway paths
  81. What would engage the community here?
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    Heritage Walking Tour Trail - with heritage plaques along the route informing people about the neighbourhoods along the rail corridors
  82. What would engage the community here?
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    A Trolley - Street Car Museum - BC Electric Railway Museum
  83. What would engage the community here?
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    play area, kids garden, community garden, small square, seating area, coffee shop..
  84. What would engage the community here?
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    participatory art
  85. What would engage the community here?
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    Parklets
  86. What would engage the community here?
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    pool
  87. What would engage the community here?
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    autumn
  88. What would engage the community here?
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    flower beds
  89. What would engage the community here?
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    bike route, veggy gardens, fruit trees
  90. What would engage the community here?
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    home
  91. What would engage the community here?
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    Shared multi-purpose path - cycling and walking
  92. What would engage the community here?
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    Mural
  93. What would engage the community here?
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    cheap
  94. What would engage the community here?
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    A biking path/community garden/interesting well designed sculptures for sitting so people can enjoy the space once it is more pleasing to the eye.
  95. What would engage the community here?
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    better bike path and a railway block party
  96. What would engage the community here?
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    Street Car
  97. What would engage the community here?
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    local shops, brew pubs, art spaces, workshops
  98. What would engage the community here?
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    a bike lane
  99. What would engage the community here?
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    Off the Rail Market with a moving walkway
  100. What would engage the community here?
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    public space. free seating, rain cover, 1 cafe, bakery, and small grocery store
  101. What would engage the community here?
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    vegetable garden
  102. What would engage the community here?
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    Cycle path
  103. What would engage the community here?
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    Rob
  104. What would engage the community here?
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    parkway and public transit
  105. What would engage the community here?
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    clayton hight
  106. What would engage the community here?
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    yoga
  107. What would engage the community here?
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    A softer landscape
  108. What would engage the community here?
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    Social impact
  109. What would engage the community here?
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    Seating, more inviting pathway, additional lighting
  110. What would engage the community here?
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    I picture railroad handcars! I was recently visiting my family in Bolivia and I had the chance to play with one of those in an old railroad and... it was fun! Teamwork, exercise and some strategies where needed to make it work.
  111. What would engage the community here?
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    Moving market
  112. What would engage the community here?
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    unique building
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    .
  114. What would engage the community here?
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    Langley bc
  115. What would engage the community here?
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    Benches, flowers, bird feeders
  116. What would engage the community here?
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    Millwood Library
  117. What would engage the community here?
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    Little mini versatile workout pieces and some info boards sharing a bit of history about the area. Short random facts etc. Benches in a little area with those little book huts to create a shared reading/gathering space
  118. What would engage the community here?
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    Seating, fire place, landscaping
  119. What would engage the community here?
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    interactive art, cultural events
  120. What would engage the community here?
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    trees
  121. What would engage the community here?
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    movable garden plots separated by seating areas
  122. What would engage the community here?
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    depot
  123. What would engage the community here?
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    Multi-use Trail
  124. What would engage the community here?
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    obstacle course
  125. What would engage the community here?
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    Handcars
  126. What would engage the community here?
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    converting rail to bike lane or stream. concrete or other wider raised permeable pathway. TACO TRUCKS.
  127. What would engage the community here?
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    parkways
  128. What would engage the community here?
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    Cafe train! Have little designated areas where you sit down a patiently wait for Fabio the friendly barista train driver to rock up and serve you some fresh coffee and scones.
  129. What would engage the community here?
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    two trains
  130. What would engage the community here?
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    Lots and lots of community garden plots as well painted walkways and interactive art installations that people can explore and play on however they wish :)
  131. What would engage the community here?
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    art, community gardens
  132. What would engage the community here?
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    turkey
  133. What would engage the community here?
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    a train!
  134. What would engage the community here?
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    Making multiple 'destinations' with green spaces, plazas, small businesses, restaurants, bars, and public art along the way. Considering the relatively low density around the corridor, I think it would be great to bring locals and tourists in to make it more vibrant. It would be especially neat to incorporate local flora and fauna so that people and wildlife can thrive together.
  135. What would engage the community here?
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    A pathway covered by shops, public spaces and cafes
  136. What would engage the community here?
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    A north-south tram.
  137. What would engage the community here?
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    Public benches
  138. What would engage the community here?
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    Hop-on, Hop-off train
  139. What would engage the community here?
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    a handcar
  140. What would engage the community here?
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    social housing on stilts
  141. What would engage the community here?
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    Farming
  142. What would engage the community here?
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    walking path
  143. What would engage the community here?
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    An exciting train passing through at regular intervals
  144. What would engage the community here?
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    light rail
  145. What would engage the community here?
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    projects
  146. What would engage the community here?
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    giant precast concrete pipes
  147. What would engage the community here?
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    Replace separating barrier with spacial and interest link
  148. What would engage the community here?
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    library
  149. What would engage the community here?
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    walking path and gardens
  150. What would engage the community here?
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    bike path & pedestrian walkway
  151. What would engage the community here?
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    floating drinking stations
  152. What would engage the community here?
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    Track side markets
  153. What would engage the community here?
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    Maybe a public art installation. Maybe the track could be painted a bright colour.
  154. What would engage the community here?
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    timbits
  155. What would engage the community here?
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    farm buildings
  156. What would engage the community here?
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    a sculpture garden
  157. What would engage the community here?
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    benches ,grass,flowers
  158. What would engage the community here?
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    weekend pop-up coffee carts and seating areas, public art, green pathways for walking and cycling;
  159. What would engage the community here?
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    pedestrianization
  160. What would engage the community here?
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    about us?
  161. What would engage the community here?
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    train
  162. What would engage the community here?
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    Excercise
  163. What would engage the community here?
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    Michael Henderson
  164. What would engage the community here?
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    stop deleting history but empower it!
  165. What would engage the community here?
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    the safety measures due to the track,the overhead powerlines...
  166. What would engage the community here?
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    Fire
  167. What would engage the community here?
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    benches
  168. What would engage the community here?
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    lifesize hotwheels car races
  169. What would engage the community here?
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    diwali celebration
  170. What would engage the community here?
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    a train that actually used the track to transport people downtown.
  171. What would engage the community here?
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    street furniture
  172. What would engage the community here?
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    Pop up art
  173. What would engage the community here?
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    permanent food truck area
  174. What would engage the community here?
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    Bicycle park + Mixed use interventions to invite people without interfering the train track.
  175. What would engage the community here?
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    market on rail wheels
  176. What would engage the community here?
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    idea into action
  177. What would engage the community here?
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    train restaurant
  178. What would engage the community here?
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    A rail/train themed cafe and interpretation gallery celebrating the history of the rail in the country. Oh and it would sit parralel right above the tracks with a glazed section running through the whole length of the building the wall down through the floor and back up to the adjacent wall.
  179. What would engage the community here?
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    pump track
  180. What would engage the community here?
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    using the tracks to do something cool, like that scene from Oh Brother, Where Art Thou
  181. What would engage the community here?
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    Art installation
  182. What would engage the community here?
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    night market where the stores adjacent to the train track could offer their services in a more relaxed environment and further promote the area by perhaps employing staff in the evening for a few hours.
  183. What would engage the community here?
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    a nature trail
  184. What would engage the community here?
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    A trainyard
  185. What would engage the community here?
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    a more lively streetscape on either side of the tracks
  186. What would engage the community here?
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    pop up shops and food trucks built from old shipping containers
  187. What would engage the community here?
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    PLATFORMS TO INTERACT
  188. What would engage the community here?
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    color
  189. What would engage the community here?
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    temporary lap pool
  190. What would engage the community here?
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    Playgrounds, gardens, outdoors exercise devices
  191. What would engage the community here?
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    sunday market
  192. What would engage the community here?
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    naming the Greenway
  193. What would engage the community here?
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    night market
  194. What would engage the community here?
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    railway market
  195. What would engage the community here?
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    Running path/bike trail
  196. What would engage the community here?
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    skate park, kids playground, pop up bar, wild flower zone, hidden trail, sculpture, bike path
  197. What would engage the community here?
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    A train viewing platform - a safe distance from the tracks - perhaps which includes opportunity to alter the view of the trains passing by. Include a schedule so the public knows which trains are passing by and where they are going (and/or what they contain: passengers vs. cargo, for example).
  198. What would engage the community here?
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    light rail/train
  199. What would engage the community here?
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    a really big train
  200. What would engage the community here?
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    a big train
  201. What would engage the community here?
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    Farmers/Pop up market.
  202. What would engage the community here?
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    50M SWIMMING POOL
  203. What would engage the community here?
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    urban renewal
  204. What would engage the community here?
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    Paved and painted sidewalks with fun, colourful infographics about the railroad and this community's history. The sidewalks could be surrounded by greenery and flowers, and with seats and small squares to relax and hang out.
  205. What would engage the community here?
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    healthy care
  206. What would engage the community here?
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    stop sign
  207. What would engage the community here?
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    a bird watching corridor with native plants and trees, nesting boxes and benches or viewing screens. Or a community allotment garden. Or a sculpture park with a walkway and landscape design. Or a cycling corridor. Or a hand cranked tram that could help people with transportation.
  208. What would engage the community here?
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    A park with some space reserved for markets
  209. What would engage the community here?
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    paths, gardens, gathering areas, mini playgrounds (call them play stops or stations!)
  210. What would engage the community here?
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    A bordello
  211. What would engage the community here?
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    An Insite station
  212. What would engage the community here?
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    I don’t know... but it would be exciting to talk with a few of the community members and provide a life enhancing moment/ venue/ element for them.
  213. What would engage the community here?
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    bikepath
  214. What would engage the community here?
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    walkablbe park with game spots
  215. What would engage the community here?
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    A market space, involving local farmers to set up kiosks
  216. What would engage the community here?
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    A walking/biking trail with added greenery
  217. What would engage the community here?
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    a community garden
  218. What would engage the community here?
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    dramatic change
  219. What would engage the community here?
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    walkable landscaping, gardens, playground, food/cafe parklettes, more trees for shade and beauty,
  220. What would engage the community here?
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    Design market-space for homegrown designers/artists to showcase/sell their art and work
  221. What would engage the community here?
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    Cafe
  222. What would engage the community here?
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    Retail
  223. What would engage the community here?
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    Bycicle & Walking Path
  224. What would engage the community here?
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    placemaking
  225. What would engage the community here?
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    bike park
  226. What would engage the community here?
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    community gardens with a small shared market to sell and trade produce.
  227. What would engage the community here?
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    infrastructure for a pop-up seasonal market
  228. What would engage the community here?
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    PUBLIC ART
  229. What would engage the community here?
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    pedestrian bridge
  230. What would engage the community here?
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    transport
  231. What would engage the community here?
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    beautiful flowers, gardens
  232. What would engage the community here?
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    a cafe, community gardens
  233. What would engage the community here?
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    railway party
  234. What would engage the community here?
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    a bike path
  235. What would engage the community here?
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    busker festival
  236. What would engage the community here?
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    a fitness trail (with raspeberry trees on the side to snack!)
  237. What would engage the community here?
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    shared garden
  238. What would engage the community here?
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    vendors
  239. What would engage the community here?
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    a train a house on Wheels
  240. What would engage the community here?
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    art!
  241. What would engage the community here?
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    'abandoned' trains with playground, seating areas, art, and market integrated into it
  242. What would engage the community here?
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    linear park, bike and walking lane, murals, registered street vendors
  243. What would engage the community here?
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    bike rave
  244. What would engage the community here?
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    a train
  245. What would engage the community here?
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    Some sort of art installation
  246. What would engage the community here?
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    toilets
  247. What would engage the community here?
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    A fenced off bike line next to the rail way
  248. What would engage the community here?
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    a thing you can ride on and pump back and forth to move
  249. What would engage the community here?
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    poopsicles
  250. What would engage the community here?
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    A maker space
  251. What would engage the community here?
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    Skatepark
  252. What would engage the community here?
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    trolley car
  253. What would engage the community here?
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    beauty
  254. What would engage the community here?
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    alley
  255. What would engage the community here?
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    hookers
  256. What would engage the community here?
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    vertical park
  257. What would engage the community here?
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    firedepartment
  258. What would engage the community here?
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    all sorts of weekend fairs
  259. What would engage the community here?
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    public spaces
  260. What would engage the community here?
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    parade
  261. What would engage the community here?
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    coffee
  262. What would engage the community here?
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    homeless
  263. What would engage the community here?
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    a tram
  264. What would engage the community here?
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    community centre
  265. What would engage the community here?
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    A Western Train Robbery
  266. What would engage the community here?
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    alleys
  267. What would engage the community here?
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    orchard
  268. What would engage the community here?
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    Noise
  269. What would engage the community here?
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    community gardens and rec area
  270. What would engage the community here?
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    A pop-up potluck picnic space in the spring/summer. Cool public art or community-based design interventions in the winter. A track story or mural. Each wooden slat becomes a conversation starter, or a piece of someone's story. You have to walk along the track to read/view it.
  271. What would engage the community here?
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    bike paths
  272. What would engage the community here?
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    Train-based retail stores and restaurants.
  273. What would engage the community here?
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    Places to pause, secrets, conversation, ripe raspberries to pick, another place to pause and nap, 3 cellists
  274. What would engage the community here?
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    sport, performing art spaces, or activity. Like a small busker stage, outdoor gym, tire swing, lifesize chess, community gardens
  275. What would engage the community here?
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    cycling path
  276. What would engage the community here?
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    A pathway with benches and gardens
  277. What would engage the community here?
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    market stalls
  278. What would engage the community here?
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    bike path, walking path, garden
  279. What would engage the community here?
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    MOBI bikes
  280. What would engage the community here?
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    markets, permaculture, art expositions, public events, historical explanations, small train?
  281. What would engage the community here?
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    beautiful public gardens
  282. What would engage the community here?
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    a safer walk way or bike path
  283. What would engage the community here?
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    Artistic and safe border walls
  284. What would engage the community here?
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    a welcoming green space
  285. What would engage the community here?
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    bicycle path cafes + community gardens
  286. What would engage the community here?
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       painted trains
  287. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    Series of covered, uncovered, unique meeting spots...places to have coffee, read a book, etc.
  288. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    lights
  289. What would engage the community here?
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    Nature, not urban planning
  290. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    places for youth to interact with elders - outdoor fitness equipment; ping pong tables, children's playground
  291. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    history
  292. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    Livable and interactive green space
  293. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    public space w/ good seating
  294. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    green skyline
  295. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    cycling
  296. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    a pop up coffee shop / cafe box
  297. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    walking trail and a bike path
  298. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    flowers creating a pathway
  299. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    ice rink
  300. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    Lowline
  301. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    park and play space
  302. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    pocket parks + farmers market an/or food trucks
  303. What would engage the community here?
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    food stall
  304. What would engage the community here?
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    make it be like new york highline
  305. What would engage the community here?
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    street market
  306. What would engage the community here?
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    bikeways, running trails, grow zones // urban agriculture
  307. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    Bike paths, which they've already done. Is this picture old?
  308. What would engage the community here?
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    trains
  309. What would engage the community here?
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    A clearly marked walking path with 'discovery stations' for families to explore which could be anything from information plaques about local wildlife/plants to musical instruments, etc. A water installation that would create a rainbow overhead.
  310. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    Dog Run
  311. What would engage the community here?
    2Like
    a hand car
  312. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    downtown vancouver
  313. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    parks
  314. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    a streetcar
  315. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    nature
  316. What would engage the community here?
    2Like
    Guerilla garden party built around cycle and walking paths
  317. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    bicycle and walkways
  318. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    a boardwalk
  319. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    A park (paths and landscaping)
  320. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    Track and Field
  321. What would engage the community here?
    3Like
    An AR installation showing the evolution of this place through the past three hundred years
  322. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    park + walkway
  323. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    Free Food (with a Farmer's market)
  324. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    pop up
  325. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    a low aesthetic fence that would provide a protective barrier, with featured safe crossings, and opportunities for public art.
  326. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    Connecting communities
  327. What would engage the community here?
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    what about artists such as those who are selling in the market on Granville Island or booksellers as are on the banks of the Seine in Paris...maybe weekends only.
  328. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    urban garden area and a place for people to paint/create art, or desks and a place to study and read outside
  329. What would engage the community here?
    4Like
    A band.
  330. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    transit
  331. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    a path
  332. What would engage the community here?
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    decomposed granite trail and pedestrian style lighting
  333. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    green space
  334. What would engage the community here?
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    I believe we need to look to the European countries and see how they approach these areas. We need to find areas of rest and social environments with vendors. Not just for summer but all year round. It can't be possible that just a closed street on Robson and one off Davie are the only options. This is a perfect approach to this area.
  335. What would engage the community here?
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    nothing, it's perfect the way it is
  336. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    density
  337. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    music
  338. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    if the rail is decommissioned, tall benches on the outside of rail track with leg seats into the tracks
  339. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    Public path, community gardens
  340. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    a train that goes back and forth and sells ice cream in summer and tea in winter! :)
  341. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    proper walkways and lighting, with seating and more landscaping
  342. What would engage the community here?
    0Like
    people
  343. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    commuter train
  344. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    a place to ride my bike
  345. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    swimming pool
  346. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    An obstacle course with flowers
  347. What would engage the community here?
    2Like
    An artisan market and colourful/nature-fueled space to build community!
  348. What would engage the community here?
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    Dog Park
  349. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    mediating barriers of parking and rail
  350. What would engage the community here?
    6Like
    Certainly not a ugly road such as the one the City just created!
  351. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    a series of spaces/moments that connect from one another creating a walkable journey from P.O.I to P.O.I
  352. What would engage the community here?
    2Like
    A farmers market and bakery
  353. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    Chuck E Cheese?
  354. What would engage the community here?
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    LIGHTS AND COLOURED FENCES
  355. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    Pavement and positive lighting
  356. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    Walkable green path
  357. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    park with public square nodes, neighbourhood self-managed gardens, meandering paths, bee/butterfly sanctuaries - a place to relax, regenerate & restore
  358. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    gardens bike lanes seats games water
  359. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    flowers
  360. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    Public art project with seating and park
  361. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    linear park
  362. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    Play structures
  363. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    Walking and bike path
  364. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    A bikelane?!
  365. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    an LRT system that would decrease traffic on Broadway
  366. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    garden
  367. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    Art and music combined
  368. What would engage the community here?
    4Like
    An art installation that reacted/came alive with the passing of the train - perhaps through air flow or vibration?
  369. What would engage the community here?
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    sitting space
  370. What would engage the community here?
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    I love that the this gem of a route linking Vancouver from the Fraser River to False Creek is now official. I would love to see the City support birds and wildlife by planting berries, seed crops and other edibles along the trail, so animals don't have to rely so heavily on our trash!
  371. What would engage the community here?
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    wreak beach!!!!!
  372. What would engage the community here?
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    A longitudinal park for jogging with urban equipment like a jet of light and an intermediate train station with amenities
  373. What would engage the community here?
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    An engaging runway - with rec / playgrounds along the way
  374. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    workshop
  375. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    Weekly market
  376. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    a Farmers' Market!
  377. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    An outdoor market
  378. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    pedestrian and cycling bridge
  379. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    cycle hub
  380. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    having a flea market / farmers market
  381. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    running track / outdoor gym equipment
  382. What would engage the community here?
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    Social housing
  383. What would engage the community here?
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    A Fair would engage here.
  384. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    paved bike path
  385. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    a park on the side of the railway
  386. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    Green space and park similar to the High Line Elevated Park in New York.
  387. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    functional public art
  388. What would engage the community here?
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    The gardens that used to be there.
  389. What would engage the community here?
    0Like
    public walkway that celebrates site history
  390. What would engage the community here?
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    Lights.
  391. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    A pavement! A cycle path....Urban seating...hedgerow
  392. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    hot tub
  393. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    bridge
  394. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    An urban park in the style of New York's High Line
  395. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    walking trail
  396. What would engage the community here?
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    A Tunnel
  397. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    a rainbow tunnel
  398. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    children, elders, ice cream, dogs
  399. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    Humility and recognizing that money is not community.
  400. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    complexe aquatique de Laval
  401. What would engage the community here?
    4Like
    Convert the old track Slats into piano Keys
  402. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    Public workshops on design
  403. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    housing
  404. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    affordable transit network
  405. What would engage the community here?
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    living bridge
  406. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    think
  407. What would engage the community here?
    2Like
    Bike & pedestrian paths serpentining and connecting frequent 'nodes' such as pocket parks, food stalls, interpretive points, patches of community gardening, etc. These would provide an opportunity to pass through as well as to stop frequently and engage with spaces, activities and people. A linear neighbourhood and all that that offers. The possibilities are exciting!
  408. What would engage the community here?
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    A network of tree houses - a place for children and adults to play ands see their neighbourhood from a new vantage point.
  409. What would engage the community here?
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    art along the route, 1/4? mile markers that tell a story, something that would encourage people to talk to each other about. something that would help them know each other, where they live, to dream, be happy, care, be hopeful
  410. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    bike path
  411. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    Sculpture garden
  412. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    bike trails
  413. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    Running and biking trails
  414. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    micro-community centres, small retail options, play areas, transit options, sustainable landscaping.
  415. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    Food Trucks
  416. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    a cycling route
  417. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    Street food pavilions
  418. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    space for kids
  419. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    bike route
  420. What would engage the community here?
    3Like
    Little resting spots with lovely landscape features - do I hear high line?
  421. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    green corridor
  422. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    laneway houses and parks
  423. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    a book fair
  424. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    pedestrian path
  425. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    Tram to downtown
  426. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    Gravel Cycling trail
  427. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    a street party
  428. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    I think a marketplace would be a good idea as the railway (if unused) can be used as a single lane that takes you through the various food places and small shops and would liven up such a bland and unused place
  429. What would engage the community here?
    7Like
    gardens, seating areas, bike lane, walking path,
  430. What would engage the community here?
    2Like
    A flexible Space with pop up activities
  431. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    slip and slide
  432. What would engage the community here?
    2Like
    PICNIC AREAS
  433. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    a kite flying contest ! :D
  434. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    no asphalt!
  435. What would engage the community here?
    2Like
    public garden
  436. What would engage the community here?
    2Like
    Linear Park similar to the Highline
  437. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    market
  438. What would engage the community here?
    2Like
    something that would enable people to walk/access the other side of the tracks without having to squeeze through parked cars, uneven land and railway tracks; not sure if the railway tracks are used? if so, how much space is needed on either side of tracks? if not, something that would attract people like community gardens or a walkable path
  439. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    pop up shop
  440. What would engage the community here?
    2Like
    If the railroad is not in use, create a designated pedestrian path on one side with benches to allow people to stop and sit and appreciate the view. Lighting is essential to increase safety along the walking path - and light always attracts people anyway, making the space user-friendly in the night too. More vegetation! Native shrubs and flowers that grow all year round to provide character and colour. Vegetation also facilitates in providing a microclimate that is comfortable, and not to mention a cosy and intimate atmosphere that increases a pedestrian's sense of belonging to a place. However, vegetation should not cut off the sightline into the stretch of path so that passers-by are able to look in and identify the function of the area, thus peaking their curiosity and inviting them into the space.
  441. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    meditation park, outdoor church, community gardens, underground swimming pool and running track.
  442. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    A street party!
  443. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    gardens, gathering spaces, blocking out the road
  444. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    Mixed Use Urban Park
  445. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    markets
  446. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    A farmers market
  447. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    a party
  448. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    an app
  449. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    Walk/Bike lane
  450. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    bring back the gardens!
  451. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    Bench
  452. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    parties
  453. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    friendship
  454. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    Structures that provide a flexible framework for events (i.e. vendors, performers, outdoor classrooms, birthday parties, etc.)
  455. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    Swings
  456. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    Covered market
  457. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    landscaping
  458. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    a fitness bootcamp
  459. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    community garden, seating, easy access for residents, community book sharing library box(ie. enclosed shelving unit that people share books through)
  460. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    a dog park
  461. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    a beautiful LED light display walk & bike path. Like those found in Japan
  462. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    Bike Path Trees, gardens
  463. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    a plaza
  464. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    an inclusive and accessible pathway with community garden spaces
  465. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    A lookout tower (a treehouse for grownups!)
  466. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    dog walk
  467. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    children
  468. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    public space
  469. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    communal gardens
  470. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    Nature/natural setting, gathering spaces with seating under covered areas, a little coffee kiosk, playground equipment - a place for adults/kids/dogs to mingle.
  471. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    linear park that integrates the semi-public spaces that already exist along the train tracks
  472. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    rain gardens, daylighted streams
  473. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    variable-scale co-housing
  474. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    LIGHTING, LANDSCAPE, SITTING,PLAYGROUND.
  475. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    A park
  476. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    Bike trail
  477. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    A linear bubble pit
  478. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    skywalk
  479. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    eliminate the telephone poles, add a ski lift that can move people off the ground, have a bike/hike path
  480. What would engage the community here?
    2Like
    art
  481. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    food
  482. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    roa
  483. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    a greenway with lots of people
  484. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    nice places to sit, gather and talk; safe and separate cycling and walking paths; community gardens and ovens to share food and meals (e.g. Dufferin Grove Park Oven in Toronto);
  485. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    a more park like place, with benches and places to have community
  486. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    spontaneous activity centres that interact with the earth
  487. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    Linear parks and gardens
  488. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    parklet
  489. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    gardens
  490. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    I came here to look at your webpage and would then lose 5 minutes pondering today's question, and another 5 minutes trying to navigate this confusing webpage?
  491. What would engage the community here?
    0Like
    LRT
  492. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    green spaces/gardens, bike and walking paths, benches, areas for street performers (Melbourne does this very well)
  493. What would engage the community here?
    0Like
    community gardens
  494. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    play
  495. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    walkway
  496. What would engage the community here?
    2Like
    an urban walk, like the High Line in New York..benches, the occasional play zone and coffee shack
  497. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    park
  498. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    suspended pathways. bridges or walkways that extend upwards over the tracks
  499. What would engage the community here?
    5Like
    a zebra and an elephant
  500. What would engage the community here?
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    a summer market as well as fair
  501. What would engage the community here?
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    A public park and walkway! The Highline in New York is amazing and used by so many people.
  502. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    retain rail/tram transportation corridor. Its too difficult to ever replace! bike route and linear park as complementary uses only.
  503. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    a gathering space for the different communities on both sides
  504. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    A really long swimming pool
  505. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    Festivals or even gardening.
  506. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    garens
  507. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    bikes
  508. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    birds
  509. What would engage the community here?
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    Outdoor movies at the tracks
  510. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    A bridge with benchs on top
  511. What would engage the community here?
    3Like
    elephants
  512. What would engage the community here?
    2Like
    Elevated patio space, with benches and tables
  513. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    A reason to actually be here!
  514. What would engage the community here?
    Like
    community garden
  515. What would engage the community here?
    1Like
    food truck row, or something like the high line in New York?
  516. What would engage the community here?
    2Like
    community gardens, gathering places, farmer's markets, artists gatherings on weekends
  517. What would engage the community here?
    6Like
    A pedal-powered musical railway machine
  518. What would engage the community here?
    7Like
    free beer
  519. What would engage the community here?
    2Like
    space to gather
  520. What would engage the community here?
    4Like
    bike path!
  521. What would engage the community here?
    8Like
    restaurant on wheels

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