The Government of BC’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure recently announced that Sooke is among the 20 BC communities to receive funding to expand and build bicycling lanes.
According to the Application Form submitted by the District of Sooke, the application was for a “Separated Bike Path” and “Shoulder Bikeway.” The project description was as follows:
Galloping Goose connector trail to Sooke Road to allow users of the Gallopoing [sic] Goose Trail safe access to Sooke core. Currently, the Galloping Goose runs from the crossing at Coopers Cove to Leechtown with no access to the existing network of trails and sidewalks in Sooke that could carry users into the Sooke town core. This project would provide a safe connection of the Galloping Goose to the existing multi use trail network in Sooke and avoid an otherwise lengthy cycle trip along the busy Sooke Rd (Hwy 14).
Starting point Galloping Goose at Kirby Road End point Sooke River Road at at Sooke Road Length 1.14 km.
You can read the full application here, by scrolling down to page 133 at the end of the document.
The estimated cost of the project is $150,705, of which the BC Government will chip in half.
- Sooke: Galloping Goose Sooke Connector Trail – separated bike path and shared roadway between the Galloping Goose Trail at Kirby Road and Sooke River Road at Sooke Road – $75,352.
You can read the full release here.