Centra is paying in excess of $400,000 to lease subsurface rights. A bridge over Colwood Creek west of Jacklin road near the Colwood/Langford border is one project Parks will take on with the proceeds.
As much as $200,000 still could be allocated to bridge other gaps. As a gateway facility to the Trans Canada trail link to Shawnigan Lake and the Cowichan Valley, fixing gaps on the Goose is critical to support regional cycle tourism. Metchosin, Sooke and the Circle Route through Port Renfrew require access through Greater Victoria’s west shore suburbs. The trail needs an overpass by Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre in Colwood, a better crossing at the new Millstream/Kelly Road intersection at Langford and will need to plan for a new bridge where Colwood plans to link Nob Hill with Wale Road to connect with Goldstream Ave.
For further information, please visit CRD Parks web site at www.crd.bc.ca/parks or call the CRD
Info Line at: 474-PARK. To map your detour around trail closures, pick up a Davenport "Victoria Cycling and Walking Map" On-road facilities for cyclists have been identified and rated by the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition.
News and Views highlights issues and events in cycle tourism around the Georgia Basin. If this is your introductory issue, visit www.cycletourism.com to see archived issues. Feel free to pass on this issue to friends and colleagues.