Valley Trail Extension Project
The Resort Municipality of Whistler received $90,102 of funding through the BikeBC and BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to extend the Valley Trail at Meadow Park Sports Centre.
Construction on the Valley Trail will commence late 2016 and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2017.
Work plans include:
- Building a new separate trail section with lighting into the existing treed area to the north of the main entrance roadway that connects to the existing Valley Trail.
- Building a new trail section along the front of the arena in the existing landscaped area that provides access to the front of Meadow Park Sports Centre.
- Building a new trail section along the front of the kids’ pool in the existing parking lot area.
- Moving the E-car charging infrastructure to the west of the parking lot and providing enough capacity to expand the E-car charging station area in the future.
- Moving the bus shelter into the landscaped area on the southwest corner of the exterior of the arena.
- Setting aside an area on the exterior of the squash courts for a future covered bike rack as a potential future phase for this project.
Partners and Sponsors
BikeBC is the Province’s cost-sharing program that helps communities build cycling projects that attract and support commuter and tourism cyclists.
The funding is part of B.C. on the Move, the government’s 10-year transportation plan. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure committed to $18 million over three years to cost-share with municipalities on projects like bike trails, pedestrian bridges, multi-use paths and shoulder bikeways.
Since 2001, the Government of B.C. has invested more than $220 million in cycling grants and infrastructure across the province.
Projects receiving funding this year cover a range of initiatives, including bike lanes, multi-use trails and improvements to roads and highways to allow better shared use for cyclists.
Through B.C. on the Move, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will invest almost $2.7 billion over the next three years to improve British Columbia’s transportation network.
For more information visit www.th.gov.bc.ca/BikeBC.
RMOW Manager of Recreation