Bulman Road Multi-Use Pathway
The Bulman Road multi-use pathway provides a connection to serve faculty, students and staff with a safe and direct link to the University of British Columbia - Okanagan.
The 4.0 metre wide pathway will connect the Hollywood Road/John Hindle Drive roundabout to Bulman Road on the opposite side of Highway 97. This strategic connection is proposed to span the discontinued CN Rail corridor, traversing under the existing Ellison overhead structure.
The new off-highway pathway will support and encourage safe pedestrian and cycling, while reducing vehicle dependency and green house gas emissions.
Cycling access to the University of British Columbia Okanagan has been in various stages of planning and design for well over a decade. Previous plans called for a grade separated pedestrian/cycle overpass spanning the rail corridor. However, as a result of the recent rail corridor discontinuance and subsequent acquisition by the City, the opportunity arose to move forward with a revised plan.
A short section of the rail corridor is proposed to be elevated to ensure that this investment can be incorporated into the ultimate pathway proposed within the rail corridor. The elevated pathway connection eliminates the requirement for a more-costly bridge structure spanning the rail corridor.
Schedule and Budget
Detailed design work is currently being finalized. Construction is expected to start this spring with completion anticipated in time for the start of fall semester in September.
The City of Kelowna continues to build active transportation corridors and healthy communities in our region.
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