Update – UBCO access Hwy 97


I received an email this morning from Bill Smith (Provincial Department of Transportation), the project manager of the Flyover into UBCO. He is the contact for the cycling route from the north end of Adams Court up to the campus.

Bill Smith stepped into this situation late in the day and is certainly in a difficult position with regards to dealing with several parties to make this route a reality.

Since there are ongoing negotiations with property owner(s) and the two railways I won’t provide details of the email other than to say that Bill advised that his department is actively pursuing both property acquisition and rail access to allow the cycling/pedestrian route to become a reality (my words).

I would encourage cyclists, students, pedestrians and other interested parties to write to the Minister of Transportation, City of Kelowna and UBCO asking that they do everything possible to resolve this problem. As it stands there is no safe access to the campus, airport or other points north of the Ellison Overpass on Hwy 97. The cycling/pedestrian bypass into the campus is sorely needed.



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