Lake-to-Lake Cycling Route

Work is starting on a plan for a lake-to-lake cycling route. The need for a safe and convenient cycling route through the city and connecting the Okanagan and Skaha lakes was first identified in the 2012 Cycling Plan Update and reaffirmed in the draft of the 2019 Official Community Plan.

The City hired CTQ Consultants and Drdul Community Transportation Planning to complete the plan. The consultants will work with affected residents, businesses and the community-at-large to review the options for the route based on the preliminary concept in the 2012 Cycling Plan Update and determine a recommendation.

Residents and businesses in affected areas along the route will have opportunities to get involved as will the community at large. The City is planning mailouts, a survey, and open houses to involve the community in the development of the plan. Information will be shared through the City’s shapeyourcitypenticton.ca website and anyone wanting to participate is encouraged to register on the site to receive information about the process directly.

This map shows the general location of the proposed route included in the 2012 Cycling Plan Update and the draft 2019 Official Community Plan.

Work is starting on a plan for a lake-to-lake cycling route. The need for a safe and convenient cycling route through the city and connecting the Okanagan and Skaha lakes was first identified in the 2012 Cycling Plan Update and reaffirmed in the draft of the 2019 Official Community Plan.

The City hired CTQ Consultants and Drdul Community Transportation Planning to complete the plan. The consultants will work with affected residents, businesses and the community-at-large to review the options for the route based on the preliminary concept in the 2012 Cycling Plan Update and determine a recommendation.

Residents and businesses in affected areas along the route will have opportunities to get involved as will the community at large. The City is planning mailouts, a survey, and open houses to involve the community in the development of the plan. Information will be shared through the City’s shapeyourcitypenticton.ca website and anyone wanting to participate is encouraged to register on the site to receive information about the process directly.

This map shows the general location of the proposed route included in the 2012 Cycling Plan Update and the draft 2019 Official Community Plan.

Questions about the plan to identify the lake-to-lake? Submit them here where they can be shared with your neighbors. Depending on the amount of detail in the response, staff will aim to answer the question within 48 hours.

Q&A

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  • Where is a map with street names for the proposed route?

    Kit asked 9 days ago

    A technical analysis is currently being conducted to identify options for the route that will be discussed with the community. We expect to be able to present the options in late October. 

  • Is there a plan to connect West Bench area with lake to lake route?

    Alex asked 8 days ago

    Any trails in West Bench would be determined by the RDOS. It would be possible for cyclists coming from West Bench to connect with the lake-to-lake route via Lakeshore Drive.

  • Will any area close to Government st be part of the proposed bike route?

    Terry O'Riordon asked 8 days ago

    The goal of the lake-to-lake route is to create a 'spine' that would enable connections to major destinations as well as with the existing route on Government St. The current network plan includes connections to Government at Lakeshore, Wade, Eckhardt, Duncan and Warren. The proposed network in the 2012 Cycling Plan Update can be viewed here.