Biking and walking between Sahali and downtown will soon get much easier. The City has contracted with Extreme Excavating Ltd. to construct the first phase of the Peterson Creek Multi-use Pathway, which will connect Summit Drive (near Sahali Secondary School) to downtown (near Glenfair Drive). This 3m wide, 1.7km long, paved multi-use pathway will provide walkers and cyclists with a safe and direct link between Sahali and downtown. The pathway will include lighting, signage, rest areas with benches, and other amenities. Best of all, the pathway will allow people to enjoy Peterson Creek Park while they commute.
- Between 2010 and 2013, the City completed the Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Trails Master Plans. The Peterson Creek Multi-use Pathway was identified in all three plans as a key connection within the City's active transportation network.
- In 2011, the City invited local stakeholders to participate in an initial design session, which provided valuable preliminary input into route planning, as well as design components of the multi-use pathway.
- In 2012, the City commissioned a preliminary design report that made recommendations for pathway alignment and details, including high-level cost estimates and a preliminary geotechnical investigation.
- In 2014, the City prioritized annual funding for major active transportation projects, including the Peterson Creek Multi-use Pathway.
- In November 2016, we held a Public Open House present preliminary design and gather input. A public survey was open throughout the month of November. Based on the feedback, detailed design was completed in winter 2016/2017, followed by the completion of the archaeological overview assessment and environmental review.
- In March 2017, the City of Kamloops was awarded a $1 million grant by Bike BC.
- The extreme fire season in 2017 delayed the start of construction. Construction started in October 2017, with anticipated path opening in Summer 2018.
- Future phases are proposed to include connections to Lower Sahali at Bestwick Drive and Upper Sahali along Summit Drive.