Houghton Road Active Transportation Corridor connection

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Houghton Road ATC

Background

The Houghton Road Active Transportation Corridor connection will create an all ages and abilities multi-use path between the Rutland neighbourhood and Okanagan Rail Trail.

The project creates a new access point to the Okanagan Rail Trail, one of Kelowna's most popular active transportation routes due to its connections to key destinations and separation from motor vehicles. The Okanagan Rail Trail is a regional pathway that will eventually connect Kelowna to Vernon.

In 2018, a study was completed to determine the best route to connect the Houghton Road Active Transportation Corridor (ATC) to the Okanagan Rail Trail. We considered public

Background

The Houghton Road Active Transportation Corridor connection will create an all ages and abilities multi-use path between the Rutland neighbourhood and Okanagan Rail Trail.

The project creates a new access point to the Okanagan Rail Trail, one of Kelowna's most popular active transportation routes due to its connections to key destinations and separation from motor vehicles. The Okanagan Rail Trail is a regional pathway that will eventually connect Kelowna to Vernon.

In 2018, a study was completed to determine the best route to connect the Houghton Road Active Transportation Corridor (ATC) to the Okanagan Rail Trail. We considered public feedback on four potential options that were considered for this connection.

Public engagement

In spring 2018, we asked for your feedback on four potential route options to connect the Houghton ATC to the Okanagan Rail Trail. Engagement has concluded, and a summary of what we heard is included in the 'Project updates' section below.

Preferred route: option four / Leathead Road

The Leathead Road option (with a route along Lester Road, Leathead Road and Enterprise Road) has been selected as the preferred route.

Benefits of this option:

  • Good natural surveillance
  • Simple construction
  • Least environmental impact (uses existing bridge across Mill Creek)
  • Lowest annual maintenance costs
  • Lower cost
CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Do you have a question about the Houghton Road Active Transportation Corridor Connection? Don't hesitate to ask a question and we'll get you an answer as soon as possible.

Please note that we are only able to respond during regular City operating hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday (excluding holidays.)