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Will parking spaces be affected at Rocky Point Park?
To accommodate the bike path extension, three on-street parking spaces will be removed and 18 spaces in the Rocky Point parking lot will be designated as “small car” spaces. The bike path extension will make it easier, safer, and more enjoyable for people to ride their bicycles to Rocky Point Park. With convenient transit, walking, and cycling options in Port Moody, residents and visitors can choose to leave their cars at home.
What is a “small car” space? How will the new dimensions compare to the original dimensions of these parking spaces?
A “small car” space is a space identified for small-car use only; it can be no smaller than 2.5 metres wide by 5.1 metres long (City Bylaw 1890). A standard space measures 2.6 metres wide by 5.6 metres long.
Will parking spaces be affected at the off-leash dog park?
The parking area on the east side of the dog park will remain unchanged.
Why are you removing the loop exit at the off-leash dog park?
The space is needed to accommodate the width of the bike path. Cars will still be able to enter and exit the dog park via the driveway.
Will you be removing any trees?
To accommodate the bike path extension, five trees and one shrub will be removed. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to re-locate these trees or build the path around them. The trees are advanced in age and have some structural defects. As they are already in decline, it’s very unlikely they would survive if City staff moved them, or disturbed them by paving around them.
A large rhododendron, formerly located near the small dog park, has already been re-located to Pioneer Memorial Park. Ten to twelve new trees will be planted, including four utility-friendly trees that will grow to be less than 25 feet tall, for the purpose of preventing conflicts with power lines.
What if there are nests in the trees?
Nesting surveys will be done for each tree before they are removed. Should nesting birds be found, work will be rescheduled. Most of the trees will be removed once nesting season is over.
What else is changing?
The City has partnered with Coast Mountain Bus Company to improve the accessibility of two bus stops along the bike path route. At the bus stop located near the dog park, the City will add a retaining wall and railing. This will make it possible to expand the waiting area, and align the bike path parallel to the sidewalk. At Rocky Point Park, the City will add an accessible bus stop just west of the main park entrance. This bus stop will replace the one currently located just east of the main park entrance.
How much will the bike path extension cost?
The Murray Street Bike Path Extension was approved by Council in May 2016 as part of the City’s capital budget. The total budget for the project is $602,000. The City’s contribution is $368,000, with funds coming from the Gas Tax Reserve. The remaining $234,000 has been provided by TransLink.