October 24th, 2020

‘The Link’ bike path construction to begin in spring


By Bobinec, Greg on March 3, 2020.

Greg Bobinec

Lethbridge Herald

gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com

The future bicycle path linking Lethbridge and Coaldale is progressing heading into the spring.

The pathway would link the two communities with a bicycle path to allow more citizens to commute between the town and city, as well as reduce the risk of cyclists and commuters colliding on tight highway roads.

“We’re happy to announce that construction on ‘The Link,’ a bike path between Lethbridge and Coaldale, will begin this spring,” says Henry Doeve, chairman of Link Pathway, in a news release. “This means that Lethbridge and Coaldale are one step closer to having a place for families to safely enjoy the outdoors together.”

When completed, Link Pathway will be a pedestrian pathway that will connect Henderson Lake and the Birds of Prey Centre. The planned pathway will wind through Lethbridge County along the SMRID irrigation canal for approximately 15 kilometres and will be a safe alternative to riding or walking along the highways in the County.

Throughout the process of finalizing the plans that will intersect through personal and government property, Doeve says there have been several recent developments that accelerated their timeline.

“We’ve made agreements with the last land owner along the route, and the route is secured,” says Doeve, who added the Lethbridge Research Centre has been integral to route completion as well.

“We’ve partnered with the Lethbridge Research Centre since the Link will help them reach their goals for employee health and wellness.”

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