Colwood Coun. Lilja Chong is anxious to see the results of a study into a pedestrian/cycling bridge linking the Galloping Goose Trail at Island Highway.

Cycling commuter recalls Goose discussion by Colwood council

One resident recalls a previous council decision that led to trail disconnect

Re: Connection sought for Goose (Gazette, Jan. 29)

Oh, how short the memories of municipal councils.

As a 20-plus year Galloping Goose commuter, I remember when the Island Highway intersection at Ocean Boulevard/Wale Road was redone, along with the water/sewer lines going up the hill towards Colwood Corners.

The talk was how to keep the Galloping Goose connected: “a relocated overpass from another community;” or, “how about a culvert under the road so we don’t have to worry about height restrictions?”

Neither was done and instead, a municipal bylaw sign was posted citing a fine for not crossing the road at an intersection that does not connect the trail.

The situation the City of Colwood created for cyclists and pedestrians “isn’t safe,” complains Coun. Chong, but I would suggest the council of the day was not that concerned about connecting all road users, just the ones in automobiles.

So here we are, almost 15 years later, trying to figure out how to connect the trail that was torn apart.

J. Paul Lang

Langford

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