A sketch of the multi-use path that will connect Lagoon Beach and Royal Beach in Colwood. (Sketch courtesy of the City of Colwood)

A sketch of the multi-use path that will connect Lagoon Beach and Royal Beach in Colwood. (Sketch courtesy of the City of Colwood)

Concepts for Colwood beach connector coming to council July 12

Major infrastructure project includes gathering places, public amenities and pathways

The City of Colwood is working on creating a connection that will bring a couple of popular beaches within easy reach.

Colwood’s Waterfront Improvement Plan is underway, with plans afoot for a multi-use pathway that will connect Lagoon Beach on Ocean Boulevard with Royal Beach and Royal Bay.

“We’re excited to be creating plans for a multi-use pathway from Lagoon Beach to Royal Beach that is designed to protect the sensitive ecology of the area and create new walking and cycling connections that are safe, accessible and enjoyable,” said Mayor Rob Martin.

“It’s been a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with First Nations, the Canadian Wildlife Service, parks Canada, Royal Roads and many other partners to create a master plan that guides decision making or our waterfront over the next 10 years.”

RELATED STORY: Ambitious plans for Colwood waterfront improvements underway

Some preliminary design concepts that include innovative ideas for gathering places will be on the agenda for the next general meeting of council on July 12.

rick.stiebel@goldstreamgazette.com

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