Ministry of Transportation invites council to collaborate on Parksville-Rathtrevor connection

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The design for a trail between Parksville and Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park could be completed as soon as summer 2022.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is advancing a detailed design for the new multi-use path between Parksville and Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, according to a letter sent to council by Bowinn Ma, minister of state for infrastructure.

“I have asked District Manager Michael Pearson to invite the city this fall to participate in a working group to provide design input and collaborate with the project team and Regional District of Nanaimo,” reads Ma’s letter.

Members of council discussed the proposed path with Ma during the virtual Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) convention in September.

The provincial government’s CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 aims to increase the share of trips made by walking, cycling and transit to 30 per cent by 2030, while also reducing kilometres travelled by car by 25 per cent.

Council received the minister’s letter during its Dec. 6 regular meeting.

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