Shared Pathway: Re-Imagining A Railway Corridor As A Destination In The Urban Landscape
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This thesis is an exploration in redefining the existing railway corridor in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia, to become a shared transit path as a mechanism to reinvigorate the urban fabric. Study of Halifax’s urban landscape identifies key points of reconnection in the urban network, with particular focus on the bounded areas of the railway cut. Two sites, Flynn Park and the Oaks, are studied for their inherent contribution to the urban landscape, and their potential to engage the community, street and city dweller. Both sites provide public access to the shared transit path, and transform the interstitial land of the rail cut, currently derelict, to a place of civic importance. The redesigned sites work in synergy with the shared transit path not only by increasing physical and community activity in their respective sites, but also their role in revitalizing the link between the rail cut and the urban landscape.