New E&N Rail Trail section creates 13 kilometres of continuous trail

New E&N Rail Trail section creates 13 kilometres of continuous trail
Capital Regional District

A section of trail completed in Langford now connects to Victoria over 13 kilometres in the E&N Rail corridor.

The section of the E&N Rail Trail between Atkins Avenue and Savory School in Langford is now open for public use, according to the Capital Regional District (CRD). They say the new section creates a continuous 13 km of trail between Jacklin Road in Langford and Esquimalt Road in Victoria.

The CRD says they received a $1 million grant from the BC Active Transportation program. They say the completed trail provides an active link between Victoria and other communities.

“This completed section provides even more options for people to walk, ride or roll, and only adds to the vibrancy of our community from east to west ends,” said Mitzi Dean, MLA for Esquimalt-Metchosin in a press release. “I know many of my neighbours enjoy active transportation as it is a great way to reduce our carbon footprint and promote healthier lifestyles.”

The E&N Rail Trail — Humpback Connector is mainly being constructed in the E&N rail corridor and will be around 17 km in length, constructed in phases.

The next phase will link Esquimalt Road and the Galloping Goose Regional Trail. It will be made by the CRD and the City of Victoria with construction to begin in 2022, according to a press release.

The CRD says the trail is part of the Regional Trail Network which spans over 100 km through southern Vancouver Island.

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