Campbell Mt. - Eastern Access UPDATE

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Campbell Mt. - Eastern Access UPDATE

Post  Admin on Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:42 pm

Many of you have no doubt read the article in both local papers about the shakeout of the Campbell Mt. via Pleasant Valley access issue. For the rest of you, here's the scoop:

The City of Penticton has returned half of the developer's funds and kept half to apply toward a crossing of Penticton Cr., at a location of our choosing The City of Penticton has further agreed with PACA that the best access route available is the old two-track (pretty much singletrack these days) trail which has been championed by the bike club all along!

The mayor approached me several days ago and suggested that the City of Penticton is planning a major upgrade to the existing dam behind the water treatment plant in 2011 / 2012 and suggests that the project could include a covered pedestrian crossing atop it, something along the lines of the crossing upon the dam over the channel parkway between Redwing and the Penticton Rose Gardens.

Despite the fact that Greyback Construction has generously offered to donate a bridge and labor to install it, PACA feels that an integrated solution (water dam and creek crossing in one) is a preferable solution. This option will present a cleaner aesthetic to the area and allow us to sidestep the major environmental proceedings associated with the installation of yet another bridge over this section of creek.

We envision an integrated crossing, followed by a wide stairway and viewing platforms, such as that which was constructed by BC Parks at the Fintry Falls site (image below). This short stairway will make it's way up to a nearby plateau of land and adjacent trail system, beyond which point we can ride up the Mt.

I invite anyone 'out there' with input on this project to step up and kick in your two cents worth...

Andrew Drouin
President PACA
250.486.2443

PS: Here is a link to the Penticton Western News article



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Post  1part@atime on Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:20 pm

Thank you for being the voice of two wheels.
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Post  Admin on Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:04 am

Thanks man, but it needs to be all of our voices... otherwise the club becomes Andrew's bias. Everyone has one or more biases about everything and anything, and its not cool that the club should be stuck with mine :-)

I always encourage everyone to speak up and say whats on their minds. I ask that whenever you see that PACA is doing something that will affect other riders, especially when it comes to dealing with land management groups, feel free to participate in the discussion - and encourage those you ride with to do the same.

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