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City of Kamloops wants feedback on new pedestrian and cycling path

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November 04, 2016 - 10:30 AM

KAMLOOPS - Before the City of Kelowna builds a new pathway it wants to hear from the people who’d use it.

The Peterson Creek multi-use pathway project is moving forward, and the next step is online and in person public consultation. City transportation engineer Liam Baker says while the basics are set, the municipality is looking to hear from potential users about some aspects.

“We’ve done preliminaries and the general form and feel of the path are set,” he says. “We’re looking for input on design details, signage, connections to the area and entrances.”

The current design is for a 1.7 kilometre long paved path connecting Summit Drive in near Sahali Secondary School to downtown near Royal Inland Hospital.

Baker says similar paths that have been upgraded have gone from minimal use to hundreds of walkers and cyclists using it as a commuter route. The Peterson Creek path will include lighting.

“We’re going to do what we can do reduce safety issues,” Baker says.

The timeline for the project is fairly extended. Public input will be collected this month while stakeholders will be consulted in December. Baker says the construction will hinge upon grant money, with city administration currently targeting a Bike B.C. grant. Applications are due in December. If the city receives the grant construction could happen in summer 2017.

However, if Kamloops doesn’t receive that provincial money the project will be on hold until another grant can be secured.

You can give feedback two ways. An online survey is active now on the city website. A drop-in public consultation will also be held Nov. 23 in the Sahali Secondary School theatre room at 255 Arrowstone Dr.


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