The City of Penticton desired to improve upon their existing cycling infrastructure through the establishment of an active and enjoyable cycling route between Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake.
In order to achieve this outcome, several objectives needed to be appropriately balanced:
- Create a safe travel route for cyclists of all ages and abilities
- Minimize impacts of route development on residents and businesses
- Avoid impacts to existing traffic flows
- Direct City funding in the development of a lake to lake route as efficiently as possible
- In partnership with Drdul Community Transportation Planning, CTQ provided a variety of consulting services to achieve the City’s of Penticton’s Active Transportation Planning, Public Consultation and Engagement and Roadway Engineering goals
Project Management, Concept Plan Development & Public Engagement
CTQ Planners provided guidance on land use as it relates to route planning and managed the public consultation program to ensure that the public was well informed and that their desires and concerns were adequately considered in route development.
CTQ Engineers provided guidance on route development costs and assurance of compliance with technical and safety related transportation standards.
CTQ Urban Designers provided graphic support for communication material to City staff and the public at various stages within the project. Additionally, input was provided on the design of bike routes and related road treatments to ensure good urban form and separation between uses in compliance with technical and safety related transportation standards.
CTQ GIS Specialists assisted with mapping area conditions and route options. This required data acquisition and analysis to depict existing community conditions related to existing and desired cycling routes accurately and aesthetically.