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Pathway connecting UBCO to Okanagan Rail Corridor now open

September 13, 2016 - 5:30 PM

KELOWNA – A pathway has been completed near UBC Okanagan that connects cyclists and pedestrians with both sides of Highway 97.

The four-metre wide path goes under the highway connecting Hollywood Road-John Hindle Drive roundabout with the campus and allow access to the Okanagan Rail Corridor.

A media release from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities says the trail will create new opportunities for outdoor recreation for families and residents as well as improve air quality in the surrounding area.

“We value the investment made to build this important trail to UBCO, giving pedestrians and cyclists a safer travel option in my community,” Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr says in the release. “Capital projects like these are helping to support our growing economy and providing people with more transportation options right across the province.”

The Government of Canada contributed $1 million through the federal Gas Tax Fund and the City of Kelowna contributed $100,000, for a total project cost of $1.1 million.

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