Cycling Network Plan – Phase 2

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    chris morwood

    Dear Members,

    I’m pretty excited about 2015 for cycling in Powell River. In addition to all the fantastic mountain bike events, bike park opening, and school teaching that is happening, we’ll also be getting our first true bike lanes as part of the City’s new Cycling Network Plan.

    Phase 1 of the plan will involve lanes on parts of Duncan and Manson Avenues. This is happening, in part, due to the assistance of PRCA members who went out and did traffic counts last fall for a Ministry of Transportation bike grant application. In the end, the City was awarded $77,000, which will used for this fall when the lanes are built.

    Phase 2 planning is already underway for 2016. The next round of grants have come fast and furious and we are working to support the City with an application for next week! It will involve upper Joyce Avenue, between Harvie and Manson, and will include some shoulder improvements and bike lanes on both sides of the road.

    Phase 2 will also include an addition (2C) to the Cycling Nework Plan that was just approved by Council this week, on the recommendation of both staff and PRCA. Phase 2C will be a separated bike path (off the road!) that conects Joyce Avenue to the Complex, Bike Park and Millenium trails. It will be paved, bidirectional, and make a loop around the entire are (check out the website for a schematic). We are hoping it will also be used by walkers, skateboarders, scooters, strollers, wheelcharis, and many others.

    I am looking for more volunteers to do bike counts along Joyce Avenue and into the Complex. I need a few people to do a one hour afternoon counting session, both this weekend and early next week.

    If you think you can spare an hour in the next few days, please let me know ASAP. Also, feel free to email if you have any questions about the grant, Phase 2C, or the Cycling Network Plan in general.

    Have a great Weekend!

    Chris
    VP, Active Transportation Lead, PRCA

    • This topic was modified 3 years, 5 months ago by  allen wallace.
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    Nancy

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