Jane's Walk promotes urban activism in Vancouver

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One of Jane's Walks in Vancouver in 2015 (Jane's Walks)

It’s time to walk and talk for Vancouver. This weekend marks the 10th anniversary of Jane’s Walk, an international phenomenon that brings city planning to the people.

Between Friday, May 6 and Sunday, May ­8, citizens in 90 cities around the world – including Vancouver – will be able to take hundreds of walking tours in their community.

The walks are a chance to highlight personal accounts of how public space is actually used and give everyone an opportunity to contribute to their city’s future.

In Vancouver, dozens of walks will be going on all over the city, addressing a range of topics including unusual front yards, historic music venues and tales of False Creek past and future.

The most high profile walk will likely be along the Arbutus Corridor, led by the City’s new Director of Transportation, Lon LaClaire, to discuss the City’s vision for the proposed greenway route.

Jane’s Walk honours the legacy and ideas of urban activist and writer Jane Jacobs who championed the interests of local residents over grand visions of the future.

Jane’s Walk in Vancouver

What: A huge range of walks, addressing an eclectic mix of topics, including the future of the Arbutus Corridor, bike sharing in Vancouver, and, importantly, Main Street pizza.

Where: All over Vancouver, check the Jane’s Walk website for all walks in your area.

When: Various times from Friday, May 6 – Sunday, May 8

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