Rail trails provide more than places for recreation or commuting. They are also places where users can feel safe from the dangerous traffic on roads and highways. This story from the Okanagan shows how a rail trail there, if completed, could provide that sense of security.
Our neighbours to the south appreciate the benefits of Rail to Trail conversion and put their money behind it. Here is an example from Washington State of a just-opened refurbished railway bridge over the Columbia River, closed since 1980, that connects two halves of the longest Rail Trail in the nation. The governor touts the benefits for tourism and First Nations. The E&N corridor could do the same for Vancouver Island!
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This is what is possible on Vancouver Island!
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