This year is the 10th anniversary of the “Jane’s Walks” events that are held worldwide. The idea behind the walks is to get out and experience neighbourhoods by walking, and these events are inspired by the writings of famous Urbanist Jane Jacobs.
The Jane’s Walk in Grandview-Woodland will last approximately 2 hours. We’ll be looking at heritage, urban design and the evolution of the Drive over time.
Start time: Sunday, May 8th, 1pm
Meeting Place: In front of Bump ‘n Grind Cafe, 916 Commercial Drive (just south of Venables)
Walk title: Human Scale Urbanism on the Drive (website)
GWAC is co-sponsoring the Jane’s Walk on the Drive, along with the Grandview Heritage Group. A number of other walks are planned in and around Vancouver between May 6th and May 8th. The full list of events can be found on the main Jane’s Walk website.
[Update: here’s a photo from the walk. We were honoured to be joined by Ned Jacobs, Jane’s son, on a glorious day]