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Lake to lake cycling route to be unveiled to city council

A lake to lake cycling route through Penticton will be unveiled to Penticton City Council at next Tuesday's regular council meeting, June 18, 2019.
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June 14, 2019 - 4:45 PM

PENTICTON - A long awaited cycling route connecting Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake through Penticton will take a big turn at next week’s council meeting.

City staff will present a plan to identify an “all ages and abilities’ cycling route to Penticton City Council at the June 18 regular council meeting.

A safe and convenient cycling route through the city has been identified as a priority for the city since the 2012 cycling plan update.

This year’s budget includes $35,000 to complete the plan.

The route would form a spine for the city’s cycling network with the aim of creating a safe route for all ages and abilities to cycle to many of the city’s amenities and destinations, in addition to connecting to the Kettle Valley Railway trails.

City Engineer Ian Chapman says some compromises in parking and traffic lanes may be impacted in some sections of the city.

“Our plan is to try to minimize etc impact through creative design and we look forward to working with citizens on solutions,” he says.

The city is planning bailouts, a survey, and open houses to involve the community in the plan’s development, according to a City of Penticton press release issued today, June 14.

Information will be shared through the city’s website, and anyone wanting to participate is encouraged to register on the site to receive up to date information directly.

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