Grange Road has needed a decent proper sidewalk for two decades. As it stands, the lack of a sidewalk badly impacts the walkability of the neighbourhood.
Losing a few trees along one side of part of the street is not something to get worked up about.
Probably best to let the folks who live on Grange Road speak for their street, their sidewalk, and their trees?
The Mayor is now involved, and has pretty much made clear that Saanich won't be permitting any trees to get cut down on Grange, a street with one of the oldest tree canopies in all of suburban Saanich. He went on to note that Saanich will require that the shit-pipe either go down the centre of Grange, or be moved over to Marigold ... either scenario of which doesn't involve cutting down any trees.
BTW, the Grange Road sidewalk is just fine in the eyes of the folks who actually live on Grange, and the hundreds of kids who use it every day to get too and from school. No local residents asked for, and no local residents want a "new sidewalk" to improve the walkability for anybody ... especially folks who don't live on, or anywhere near Grange Road.
Considering that this pipe is a total joke, the last thing the CRD needs is a huge local protest against cutting down 50 trees in order to lay a pointless pipeline that will, in all likelihood, never get used to any quantifiable potential ... if indeed it ever gets used at all.