Courier newspaper: “Vancouver’s country lanes turn ten”

A community event in the Country Lane circa 2006

We’re getting excited about this weekend’s 10th Anniversary BBQ in the Country Lane. In advance of that event, the Vancouver Courier newspaper is running a piece on this subject:

Community Correspondent: Vancouver’s country lanes turn ten

A two and a half-page report titled “Country Lanes Demonstration Project” from Engineering Services to city council, dated July 9, 2002, is buried on the website archive known as It is a “former” public policy conceived by a group of enthusiastic city staffers who saw the potential in Vancouver’s otherwise overlooked back alleys.

But with so many laneway homes being built today, will the Country Lane program that has lately languished win new fans at city hall?

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Written by Mike Klassen