Parksville Community Park and Rathtrevor beach are closer than ever to being connected.
During the latest Parksville city council meeting on Monday, Dec. 6, council received a letter from Bowinn Ma, Minister of State for Infrastructure.
The letter, dated Nov. 26, 2021, read that it was useful for Ma to discuss with Parksville council the proposed multi-use connection between Parksville Beach and Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park.
“I appreciate the city’s interest in prioritizing active transportation in your community and am grateful for your leadership on this,” continued the letter. “You may be aware that 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 vehicle-kilometres travelled by car by 25 per cent by 2030.”
Ma wrote that the ministry is advancing a detailed design for the new multi-use path, with expected completion by summer 2022.
The City of Parksville has been asked by Ma to participate in a working group to provide design input and collaborate with the project team and Regional District of Nanaimo.