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Halifax’s ‘tree lawns’ at risk

December 8, 2016  By  Mike Jiggens

A proposal to create new bus lanes in Halifax has triggered mixed reactions among the public. On the one hand, widening city streets to create bus-only lanes, improved sidewalks and a bicycle network is seen as a step in the right direction, but others suggest that removing grassy strips to better accommodate bus traffic will eliminate opportunities to plant new trees, thereby putting the future of the city’s urban forest at risk.


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