VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #203: It Had A Garden Bridge Spanning False Creek

June 21, 2013.

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We’re not exactly bridge fetishists here at Scout, but we really dig a variety of them, especially if they aren’t for the exclusive use of automobiles. Bridges are – by definition – transformative; they take you places, and there’s something to be said for enjoying the journey. Hence our push last year for this amazing trampoline bridge across False Creek. Would you believe that the bigwigs at City Hall didn’t go for it? Anyway, now we’re turning our attention instead toward the idea of a garden bridge, like the one pictured above, which is currently being floated for London’s Thames River between the existing Blackfriars and Waterloo bridges. “It will be the slowest way to cross the river, as people will dawdle and lean on parapets and stare at the great cityscapes all around;” says UK actress Joanna Lumley, who is one of the lead advocates of the project, “but it will also be a safe and swift way for the weary commuter to make his way back over the Thames”.

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