The first proposal to install rail I have proposed to the City of Victoria in 1996. At the time, the breakwater was under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government, and the City could not consider the project even they did understand the safety issues.
When the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority started managing the area, I submitted the proposal again. The main idea was a safety. I also wanted to implement the lights (solar and wind generated energy) but it can be an interference with marine traffic. The current rails were designed and installed by the GVHA