Tsawwassen Mills Mega Mall a Fail for those on Foot

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If we design and develop our cities and our spaces around basic principles of walkability we would have healthier happier citizens and much more legible places.  You would think that the Quebec developer Cambridge Ivanhoe who are operating a 1.2 million square foot mega mall on First Nations land  would have thought through the experience of those making the most minimum ecological footprint to access the mall-those folks that are walkers and transit users.

But that has not happened. There are large slabs of lonely concrete smack on the highway with no shelters where transit passengers huddle in the rain to catch a bus. And if you are walking from Tsawwassen or from another part of the First Nations development, you are also out of luck-even though there is an access eastward from the residential development at Tsawwassen Shores to the mall, there are no crosswalks or easy pedestrian access…

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