Victoria, BC – The Capital Regional District is holding an open house on the E&N Rail Trail - Humpback Connector. CRD staff and project consultants will be on hand to discuss the development of this pedestrian and cycling trail, including progress to date on phase 1 and the upcoming phase 2.
Date: June 27, 2013
Place: Strawberry Vale Community Hall, 11 High Street, Victoria
The E&N Rail Trail-Humpback Connector is being built largely within the rail corridor in Victoria, Esquimalt, View Royal and Langford. The trail is being built in phases with Phase 1 now underway. Phase 1 includes construction of 6.6 kilometres of new rail trail along the E&N railway corridor and paving 2.5 kilometres of the Galloping Goose Regional Trail (a section that also serves as part of the E&N route). Until future phases of the E&N Rail Trail are complete, existing cycling lanes and sections of municipal roads in Victoria, View Royal, Colwood and Langford will connect the trail.
“As a long-term undertaking, this trail will eventually stretch from the Johnson Street Bridge in the City of Victoria to Humpback Road in the City of Langford,” said Susan Brice, CRD Regional Parks Committee Chair. “It will be an important non-motorized transportation link between Victoria and the western communities, which will help create a healthy, sustainable future for the region.”
The only rail-with-trail in the region, it will form a key part of the trail network managed by the Capital Regional District, which includes the Galloping Goose and Lochside regional trails. You can find information on the rail trail here.
For further information, please contact:
Laurie Sthamann, Communications Coordinator
CRD Regional Parks
Tel: 250.360.3332 | cell: 250.889.8030