A trail at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park. The provincial government has agreed to advance detailed designs of a multi-use trail between Rathtrevor and Parksville Community Park and plans are expected to be completed by the summer. (News Bulletin file photo)

A trail at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park. The provincial government has agreed to advance detailed designs of a multi-use trail between Rathtrevor and Parksville Community Park and plans are expected to be completed by the summer. (News Bulletin file photo)

Plans for multi-use path connecting Rathtrevor and Parksville Community Park expected next year

City of Parksville asked to provide design input with project team and Regional District of Nanaimo

CORRECTION: Detailed design plans for the trail are expected to be completed by the summer. An earlier version of this article contained incorrect information. The News Bulletin regrets the error and any confusion it may have caused.

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, 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.

Ma wrote that the ministry is advancing detailed design plans for the new multi-use path, with expected completion of the plans 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.

READ MORE: Plan envisions greenway trail connecting Parksville Community Park to Rathtrevor

“I appreciate the city’s interest in prioritizing active transportation in your community and am grateful for your leadership on this,” wrote the minister of state. “You may be aware that the provincial government’s Clean B.C. ‘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.”

mandy.moraes@pqbnews.com

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