Celebrate the Completion of the Donald Street Pathway Next Week

Port Coquitlam residents are invited to check out the new extension of the Donald Street Pathway with free doughnuts and hot chocolate next Tuesday afternoon.

The celebration, taking place Oct. 9, 3 to 4 p.m. where the pathway crosses Hawthorne Avenue, is a chance to check out the latest addition to Port Coquitlam’s extensive trail network and chat with the Mayor, City Council and staff members. The event is also a thank-you from the city to area residents for any inconveniences due to construction this spring and summer.

The scenic pathway – featuring a gently winding four-metre-wide paved trail, seating, lighting, trees and landscaped gardens – has become an important connection between Port Coquitlam’s downtown and neighbourhoods to the south since the first leg from Wilson Avenue to Elks Park was constructed in 2014.

On any given day, the route is used by commuters, students and area residents seeking a quieter, safer and more scenic alternative to walking or cycling on the roads.

The new extension, from Welcher Avenue to Central Avenue and Central Elementary, was designed in 2017 and completed this summer. The $1-million project included converting 200 metres of local roadway to public park and pathway, and relocating utilities and road access for eight properties.

The completed Donald Street Pathway is part of Port Coquitlam’s active transportation network that encourages walking and cycling and includes paths, sidewalks, bike lanes and the 25-kilometre Traboulay PoCo Trail.

The city’s 2018 and 2019 capital budgets include approximately $2 million for new sidewalks, multi-use paths, pedestrian safety improvements and traffic calming works. Details can be found at www.portcoquitlam.ca/capitalprojects.

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MEDIA CONTACTS

Pardeep Purewal
Manager of Communications & Administrative Services
City of Port Coquitlam
T: 604-927-5335
E: purewalp@portcoquitlam.ca