Monday, March 4, 2024
March 4, 2024

Active Transportation grant boosts off-road pathway

Salt Spring has received a $490,000 Active Transportation Infrastructure Program grant to complete a portion of a new pedestrian pathway between Central and Booth Canal Road.

The provincial government announced the grant for the Capital Regional District/Salt Spring Island Transportation Commission project on June 24. 

Work on the first part of the path — from Portlock Park to Baker Road — is already underway using Salt Spring Parks and Recreation Commission trail-building personnel. It is being funded by approximately $200,000 in gas tax funds and a $100,000 Shaw Family Community Grant awarded in 2018 by the Salt Spring Island Foundation to the Partners Creating Pathways group, of which the SSITC is a member.

Salt Spring CRD director Gary Holman said the Active Transportation funds will be used to complete the “tricky bit” of the route between Booth Canal and Baker roads.

Salt Spring CRD senior manager Karla Campbell said the CRD should be ready to tender the project by the end of the year.

Once the work is complete, people will be able to walk from Ganges village to Central using an off-road trail.

Sign up for our newsletter and stay informed

Receive news headlines every week with our free email newsletter.

Other stories you might like

CRD greenlights transportation service study

There may be a regional transportation service, and later perhaps even a regional transportation authority — but first, according to Capital Regional District (CRD)...

Getting people out of cars a challenge

By MIKE STACEY  Reading the Aug. 2 “More and safer travel methods suggested” In Depth piece, it became clear that the Viewpoint articles written by...

Better ways to move people around the island

By MYNA LEE JOHNSTONE Yes, congratulations to the Local Community Commission (LCC) for attending to the much recognized need to establish a 30 km/hr speed...

Water district moves to enforce restrictions

As the region enters its most severe drought condition — and as another wildfire milestone is passed, with 1.5-million hectares burned in B.C. —...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Weather

Salt Spring Island
snow
-0.9 ° C
1.6 °
-1.8 °
98 %
2.8kmh
100 %
Mon
1 °
Tue
1 °
Wed
1 °
Thu
2 °
Fri
3 °