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North Shore Spirit Trail Greenway Grows

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DuraTherm – Inlaid Pre-Formed Thermoplastic has been used with great success for the North Shore Spirit Trail Greenway for about five years now.

The Spirit Trail is a multi-use, waterfront, fully accessible greenway that provides pedestrians, cyclists, inline skaters and people with wheeled mobility aids safe and beautiful access across the North Shore waterfront from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove. The Spirit Trail now runs through sections of the District of North Vancouver, the District of West Vancouver, the City of North Vancouver, and the Squamish Nation. If the crowds of people who use the trail are any  indication, the goal has been met.  This recreation trail will be enjoyed for generations to come.

 space2place Landscape Architecture and Urban Design is the prime consultant for planning and design. space2place collaborated with the City, the District, key stakeholders, local business owners and the public in order to create a community-supported vision and set of design criteria. Their aim  has been to “integrate a series of isolated public spaces in an effort to forge social, cultural and ecological connections between communities and their surroundings”.

Inlaid-preformed-thermoplastic-spirit-trail-vancouver-canada-duratherm-photo2space2place says, “Prior to the design and implementation of the Spirit Trail project, the North Shore waterfront was an under-utilized stretch of land that had limited access to the water, a weak civic identity, a lack of recreational infrastructure, and rampant invasive plant species.  The goal for this project was to create an integrated, multi-use trail and greenway system that restores the waterfront edge for local plant and wildlife species, is accessible and continuous, reflects the regional character, and serves as an urban amenity for a variety of users.”

Here are some images of  DuraTherm crosswalks being added to the Spirit Trail  pathway system in North Vancouver.