The community engagement project determining the location of an “all ages and abilities” bike route extending from Skaha Lake to Okanagan Lake is now entering its final leg. Starting this week, attention will be directed at collecting feedback from specific properties along the four sections of roadway that could form the route, specifically portions of South Main Street, Atkinson Street, Fairview Road and Martin Street.
“During this final phase of engagement, we’re looking to gather feedback from homes and businesses located along the proposed route with the goal of understanding any impacts that would influence the location and design of the route,” said the City’s Engagement Strategist, JoAnne Kleb.
Affected homes and businesses will receive a letter in the mail identifying their home or business as being located along the proposed preferred route. They will have the opportunity to watch videos, participate in online information sessions, speak with staff and complete feedback forms to share their thoughts.
The City is also inviting input from the overall community by way of a feedback form posted to the City’s engagement website – www.shapeyourcitypenticton.ca. Printed copies are also available at City Hall, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the City’s engagement kiosk. Feedback will be collected until October 18, 2020.
“If you’ve been putting off providing feedback, or you’re someone who’s just learning about this project now, we encourage you to get involved in the process while the window for engagement remains open and staff are actively gathering feedback,” said Kleb.
Through this final phase of engagement, the City is also preparing cost estimates based on the proposed preferred option. The information gathered in this last phase will be shared with Council for a decision on the location of the route and support plans for detailed design and implementation.