A Change of Scale 3 – In North Vancouver

27 Oct

This is part of my cycle route from home in Kitsilano to our offices in Lower Lonsdale. I am pleased with the transformation, but will the three local governments and the Squamish be able to collaborate on a long term plan to build a tram or fixed link transit option to move all these people between Park Royal and Lower Lonsdale? Or is the solution to just let automobile congestion clog up Marine Drive?

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From The Daily Scot:

A stroll around the North Vancouver District portion of Marine Drive last month reveals a rapid transformation from arterial to mid-rise mixed use corridor with a flurry of infill construction.



It’s rumored that District of North Vancouver’s goal is to turn Marine Drive into West 4th in Kits.  The scale and proportion of the buildings and the variety of materials used – brick, wood, metal – go a long way to adding interest and creating a human scale environment that trumps the massive block sizes of concrete and glass of some tower projects.



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