The Capital Regional District (CRD) is considering widening and adding lighting along sections of the Galloping Goose Trail and Lochside regional trails in the Greater Victoria area.

Additionally, the CRD is seeking feedback on a 6.5 metre separated use pathway design.

The section under review includes 6.6 kilometer portions of the Galloping Goose Regional Trail between the Selkirk Trestle and Grange Road (adjacent to McKenzie Avenue and the Lochside Regional Trail between the Switch Bridge and McKenzie Avenue/Borden street.

According to the CRD, approximately 3 million users use the trails each year and the organization predicts that volumes will increase significantly due to trends in population growth and a shift toward active transportation and healthy lifestyles.

Not only will the lights help residents who want to keep an active lifestyle during the night, but also will increase safety in the area.

As part of the initial engagement, the public are invited to fill out a survey to offer feedback about the trail widening and lighting proposal.

The survey is now open until midnight June 13, 2021, and can be accessed online.

In addition, virtual open houses will be held on:

  • June 4th, 7 to 8 p.m.
  • June 7th, 12 to 1 p.m.

These open houses will offer the opportunity to learn more about the project through a presentation, followed by a Q&A session with experts. Advance registration is required.

Visit the CRD website for more information and to register.

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