Abbott Street Active Transportation Corridor
The Abbott Street Active Transportation Corridor (ATC) project will pilot the use of primarily interim materials and extend the existing ATC on Abbott Street at Strathcona Park (Rose Avenue) to the south. The extension is being designed to connect a 2.2 km gap between Strathcona Park (Rose Avenue) and Boyce-Gyro Beach Park via Abbott Street, Christleton Avenue, Wardlaw Avenue, Meikle Avenue, Walnut Street, and Watt Road adjacent to Okanagan Lake. Completion of the project will create a continuous 7.5 km protected bike route that links Downtown Kelowna, Kelowna General Hospital, the South Pandosy Urban Centre and 24 parks that provide access to Okanagan Lake.
This project is divided into two components. (1) Design is being completed for the entire corridor, from Rose Avenue to Boyce-Gyro Beach on Watt Road. (2) construction of improvements, planned for 2022, will start at Rose Avenue and extend south, with the length of corridor constructed dependent on final project design, costs, and Council approval of additional budget. Budget to construct remaining segments will be requested in future years based on lessons learned. Permanent construction is identified in the 10-Year Capital Plan for no earlier than 2030.