The regional district board ratified Tuesday a $250,000 expenditure to build a bike/pedestrian path extending from Torrence Road along Hawkins Road to Goose Spit.
“This path is another example of connectivity from one municipality to another as is connects up with the path in MacDonald Wood Park, which is in Comox,” Area B director Jim Gillis said.
He notes the path will enhance pedestrian safety, and lessen the number of bikes and pedestrians on the road.
It will also create a number of walking/running loops connecting to the spit and the beach.
“As you ascend or descend the stairs you get one of the finest views in the Valley,” Gillis said.
The money comes from the Community Works Fund, a component of federal gas tax funding that supports capital projects. Projects, in turn, support three program outcomes: reduced greenhouse gas emissions, cleaner air and cleaner water.
The board approved $2 million for master sewer strategies in areas A and C.
Other Lazo North projects to receive CWF funds include Jackson Drive sewer upgrades ($150,000) and a walking path at Little River Nature Park ($20,000).