Casorso Active Transportation Corridor

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Consultation has concluded

The City sought feedback on concepts for a new active transportation corridor (ATC) between Raymer Avenue and K.L.O. Road.

This new corridor (Casorso 4 ATC) will close gaps in the existing network by extending the Ethel Street ATC south, linking downtown and Capri-Landmark to South Pandosy. It will also offer bicyclists and pedestrians better access to major destinations like Okanagan College.

We asked

Which route would you prefer between Raymer Avenue to K.L.O. Road?

Option 1: ATC runs down the length of the laneway between Raymer and K.L.O Road Option 2: ATC runs halfway down the lane, crosses over Fascieux Creek, and continues on the west side of the Okanagan College campus

Project Update

After reviewing technical considerations and public comments, and engaging with stakeholders, the Casorso 4 ATC project will move ahead with Option 1. This option is less costly and will maintain parking on the Okanagan College campus. Detailed design is currently underway.

Key features of the corridor include:

  • Extension of the protected bike lanes from Ethel Street along Raymer Avenue
  • A north-south bike route along the laneway west of the wastewater treatment plant between Raymer Avenue and K.L.O. Road
  • Renewal of existing infrastructure, such as repaving the laneway
  • New infrastructure, including:
    1. concrete curb on Raymer to separate bicyclists from motor vehicles
    2. new markings and signage on both Raymer and the laneway
    3. new lighting in the laneway
    4. a two-way bike path along K.L.O. Road connecting from the south end of the laneway to the Casorso Road intersection crossing
  • Tree consideration along K.LO. Road in coordination with Okanagan College

Project Background

A key objective identified in the 2016 Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan (PBMP) and Transportation Master Plan (in development) is to ensure that walking and cycling are safe, convenient, and practical modes of travel. Active transportation corridors increase the number of people walking and cycling by providing comfortable and safe connections between key destinations for cyclists of all ages and abilities.

The Casorso 4 ATC project (Raymer-K.L.O.) is proposed for construction in 2021. Two future segments of the Casorso 3 ATC project (K.L.O.-Barrera) extending south, are currently in the preliminary design stage. There will be an opportunity for public input on the Casorso 3 ATC in 2021.

The City sought feedback on concepts for a new active transportation corridor (ATC) between Raymer Avenue and K.L.O. Road.

This new corridor (Casorso 4 ATC) will close gaps in the existing network by extending the Ethel Street ATC south, linking downtown and Capri-Landmark to South Pandosy. It will also offer bicyclists and pedestrians better access to major destinations like Okanagan College.

We asked

Which route would you prefer between Raymer Avenue to K.L.O. Road?

Option 1: ATC runs down the length of the laneway between Raymer and K.L.O Road Option 2: ATC runs halfway down the lane, crosses over Fascieux Creek, and continues on the west side of the Okanagan College campus

Project Update

After reviewing technical considerations and public comments, and engaging with stakeholders, the Casorso 4 ATC project will move ahead with Option 1. This option is less costly and will maintain parking on the Okanagan College campus. Detailed design is currently underway.

Key features of the corridor include:

  • Extension of the protected bike lanes from Ethel Street along Raymer Avenue
  • A north-south bike route along the laneway west of the wastewater treatment plant between Raymer Avenue and K.L.O. Road
  • Renewal of existing infrastructure, such as repaving the laneway
  • New infrastructure, including:
    1. concrete curb on Raymer to separate bicyclists from motor vehicles
    2. new markings and signage on both Raymer and the laneway
    3. new lighting in the laneway
    4. a two-way bike path along K.L.O. Road connecting from the south end of the laneway to the Casorso Road intersection crossing
  • Tree consideration along K.LO. Road in coordination with Okanagan College

Project Background

A key objective identified in the 2016 Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan (PBMP) and Transportation Master Plan (in development) is to ensure that walking and cycling are safe, convenient, and practical modes of travel. Active transportation corridors increase the number of people walking and cycling by providing comfortable and safe connections between key destinations for cyclists of all ages and abilities.

The Casorso 4 ATC project (Raymer-K.L.O.) is proposed for construction in 2021. Two future segments of the Casorso 3 ATC project (K.L.O.-Barrera) extending south, are currently in the preliminary design stage. There will be an opportunity for public input on the Casorso 3 ATC in 2021.

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    Seems like option 1 would serve long term environmental protection vs. Option 2. Based on your schematics, more trees and disruption to nature will be made with option 2. If the goal of this is to save the planet, then put the bike path next to cars. Save the trees and space for nature. Force cars to share their space, with high visibility to riders and pedestrians. Slow the cars down, add speed bumps if necessary. Why would anyone agree to taking space for bikes away from the trees? Seems to do so would again reduce the actual elements necessary to keep our planet healthy - trees! Let nature remain a prominent feature in the city. To add more concrete and light just works against the goals of reducing our carbon footprint. Sure, you’ve made a nice new place to ride the bikes but you’ve eliminated space for birds and bees. If this is a means of transit - then keep it along the transit corridor and make that safer. Paving over green space is just so wrong. You aren’t even thinking about the aging population. It’s all for the young and fit. I’m old and cannot ride a bike, they zip along so fast I would never be able to walk the trail. Please leave the trees and grass and natural plant zones

    George asked 6 months ago

    Hi George, we appreciate your concern for preserving trees and green space. Both Options 1 and 2 aim to minimize their environmental impact by using existing infrastructure as much as possible. Option 2 proposes the multi-use path be routed on the existing asphalt along the west side of the Okanagan College parking lot, and does not propose removal of any trees.

    In the design of active transportation corridors, the City considers the safety and comfort of users of all ages and abilities, and ensures infrastructure is designed to influence road users to travel at an appropriate speed.