Over the past few months, most notably in the "Transit Fantasies" thread, but elsewhere on the forum too, it seemed to me that it was a "fait accompli"
that the Arbutus Corridor would one day be used for transit of some sort, be it mini-metro, streetcars, or other rail transit.
I cannot understand why suddenly this debate has opened up whether to keep it as a bike path/ walking trail, or whether to cede to the needs of transit users. I can understand the wish of Kerrisdale residents to keep it bucolic and natural. I think most neighbourhoods would want that.
But why is the entire future of the corridor suddenly up for grabs? To keep it as a natural pathway, or ultimately, to develop it as a transit route? Is this s recent development that has sprung up? Can someone fill me in? I fail to understand the "turnaround" in logic on the Arbutus Corridor.