Public Consultation on Salt Spring Island Biking and Walking Trail Feasibility Study

Jan 16, 2014

Victoria, BC–- The Capital Regional District wants to hear from Salt Spring Island residents on a feasibility study to potentially develop a cycling and pedestrian trail along a 1kilometre section of the south approach to Ganges Village on Fulford/Ganges Road.

Public Consultation Meeting
DATE:  Tuesday, January 28, 2014
TIME:   3-6:30pm
PLACE: Salt Spring Island Public Library

“The Capital Regional District supports the pedestrian and cycling infrastructure on Salt Spring Island and all the community benefits it brings,” said Wayne McIntyre, Salt Spring Island Electoral Area Director. “The feasibility study and community feedback on the options outlined, as well as any new ideas, will help in our planning, including determining the next steps to consider for pedestrian and cycling improvements on this section of road.” These improvements would be made subject to community support and necessary funding.

The feasibility study is coordinated by CRD Regional Parks and examines the potential for a regional trail along this significant route with challenging terrain and safety concerns. The CRD Regional Parks Strategic Plan identifies a regional trail route between the ferry terminals at Fulford Harbour and Vesuvius Bay. The feasibility study also considers the Official Community Plan, the Ganges Village Pathway Network and Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan: Salt Spring Island Edition.

Departments within the CRD are working in unison on a number of initiatives in support of cycling and pedestrian roadside walkways on Salt Spring Island. For more information visit www.crd.bc.ca/plan/current-projects/parks-and-trails/salt-spring-island-biking-and-walking-trail

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For media inquiries, please contact:
Laurie Sthamann, Communications Coordinator
CRD Regional Parks
Tel: 250.360.3332 | Cell: 250-889.8030