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Railway Greenway is gorgeous

A collage of poppies and other flowers found along the Railway Greenway. The 5.6-kilometre greenway is a trail that runs north and south from the Middle Arm of the Fraser River to Britannia Heritage Shipyard on the South Arm of the Fraser. - Clare Scott
A collage of poppies and other flowers found along the Railway Greenway. The 5.6-kilometre greenway is a trail that runs north and south from the Middle Arm of the Fraser River to Britannia Heritage Shipyard on the South Arm of the Fraser.
— image credit: Clare Scott

Editor:

Driving down Railway Avenue the other day, from Granville to Steveston, I was surprised to realize I had a big grin on my face . . . the whole way!

Growing up, I had walked to school every day on the railroad tracks that have been torn up to make the new pathway along Railway. It’s odd sometimes, the things that bring back such good memories, but that is definitely one of them. And awhile back when I saw the tracks being taken up I was sad that something else—another memory from my childhood, was disappearing. Now, of course I understood why. There are no trains that run through Richmond any more—I’m not even sure they did when I was a kid. I never did see one.

But as I drove along Railway and saw the number of people using the beautiful flower and tree lined pathway—parents with kids, people walking dogs (on leash too!), others strolling, jogging, biking and roller blading . . . it made my day. I even saw a mother and son chasing butterflies with a net, in the poppies along side of the path.

Fantastic idea City of Richmond! I never thought I would be happy with anything other than the railroad tracks being there, but you changed my mind and you made it gorgeous.

Trudy Howard

Richmond

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