Make sure you know the rules before using Curtis Road

KELOWNA - Over the past five years, the use of the easement roadway through the Curtis Road subdivision west of campus has been the subject of Court proceedings.

In May 2012, the Court ordered that the Curtis Road easement could only be used by UBC students and employees who have classes or employment in the Reichwald Health Sciences Centre or the Creative and Critical Studies Building, and that they could only use it on the days they have classes or employment in those buildings.

On February 2, 2015, the BC Supreme Court decided that UBC must do more than it has to date to ensure that the Curtis Road easement is only used by the students and employees who fall under that category and only on those days, and ordered UBC to take further steps to enforce that restriction or the Court would suspend the easement, meaning that no one could use it to access the campus.

Today (February 23, 2015), the Court approved UBC's plan to increase compliance with the May 2012 order.

It is important that all cyclists and pedestrians who have been using the Curtis Road easement stop using this private road immediately, unless they have classes or employment in the Reichwald Health Sciences Centre or the Creative and Critical Studies Building that day.

Students and employees who do not have classes or employment in either of those buildings on that day are not authorized to use the Curtis Road easement for any reason. Unauthorized use of the easement is trespassing and may be subject to prosecution. Campus Security will patrol the area on a regular basis.

We appreciate the full cooperation of the Okanagan campus community as collectively we work to preserve access for those permitted to use the easement.

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