Multi-Use Path Update

Feb 10 2021

Construction of a cross-island Multi-Use Path (MUP) will provide a safe way for all ages and abilities to walk and cycle across the island.

The proposed MUP route spans approximately 6.5 km from Snug Cove, connecting to major trailheads and beaches, and ending at popular Tunstall Bay.  The proposed route is the outcome of engagement feedback, a stakeholder workshop, and technical feasibility review to provide the most useful and cost-effective cross-island connection.

Phase 1 will connect the existing MUP at the Bowen Island Community School to Carter Rd.  On- and off-road options were investigated.  Locating the entire phase on-road was most feasible.  A key component of this phase is an intersection improvement at Mount Gardner Rd, which is particularly busy with ferry marshalling and student traffic.  The improvement will have better sightlines and traffic calming to help maintain safe vehicle speeds and awareness of pedestrians.

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