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Re: Another rail trail en route

PostPosted: Nov 19th, 2017, 9:15 pm
by aitaix
bob57 wrote:
Mr Kyllo I suggest you....


He ain't reading these forums... [icon_lol2.gif]

Just because YOU don't think it's a great idea, doesn't make up for those who DO want it.

Re: Another rail trail en route

PostPosted: Jan 2nd, 2018, 11:36 am
by common_sense_guy
spooker wrote:In 2010 it was estimated that cycling in Europe saved over 114B euros from reduced mortality rates (based on the EU members) ... anything that will promote cycling and get people off their butts saves the government money that would otherwise be spent on healthcare ...

For that same year the bicycle tourism industry accounted for 44B euros ...

In 2014 Michigan logged $668MM in benefits to the economy from employment, retail revenue, tourism expenditure, and increased health and productivity ...

The $6MM estimation in the original report might be low ...

Money well spent ... can't wait to see what happens with the Trans-Canada Trail opening this year ...

Apples and oranges. One does not equate to the other

Re: Another rail trail en route

PostPosted: Jan 9th, 2018, 3:46 pm
by GordonH

Re: Another rail trail en route

PostPosted: Jan 9th, 2018, 4:17 pm
by bob vernon
Good price. Good news. Good investment in the future. I talked to one native entrepreneur who wants to build a group of kekulis, upgraded of course with modern lining and fixtures, for rental on the course.

Re: Another rail trail en route

PostPosted: Jun 3rd, 2018, 5:04 pm
by cuba108
Everyone is ignoring the elephant in the room with regards to the current rail trail. The section between the airport and Lake Country along Duck Lake may never be completed compliments of the OIB. What families are going to allow their children to ride that stretch along Hwy. 97?

Re: Another rail trail en route

PostPosted: Jun 3rd, 2018, 5:26 pm
by Glacier
Meh, no one wants to bike south of Lake Country
The best part is around Oyama.

Re: Another rail trail en route

PostPosted: Jun 13th, 2018, 7:49 pm
by 60-YEARS-in-Ktown
I would rather ride Duck Lake bike path, than Gordon bike lanes in town and parts of 97 between the lake a Rutland.

Re: Another rail trail en route

PostPosted: Jun 15th, 2018, 10:43 pm
by cuba108
Rode from Kelowna to Coldstream today. Hopped the fence by the airport, a little overgrown but no cars. Will continue this unless they post a Chief at the gate. Looking at Strava many others are also ignoring the signage.

Re: Another rail trail en route

PostPosted: Jun 18th, 2018, 3:43 pm
by Glacier
How long did it take you?

Re: Another rail trail en route

PostPosted: Aug 7th, 2018, 6:55 pm
by cuba108
Rode from Kelowna to Coldstream and back last Friday. The only work done on the Duck Lake portion was increasing the height and length of the blocking fence. They still left the original gates on either end so lifting a bike over is not impossible, but difficult. Helped some elderly ladies, passed a few other riders, so people are continuing to ignore the signage. Rode back from LakeCountry to the airport on the highway , feel for the families that do this. And by the way except for being rough and overgrown the lakeside route is relaxing and pretty. Quite selfish of the OIB to delay this portion for at least another year.

( Glacier 4 hours)

Re: Another rail trail en route

PostPosted: Aug 13th, 2018, 9:19 am
by KL3-Something
cuba108 wrote:Rode from Kelowna to Coldstream and back last Friday. The only work done on the Duck Lake portion was increasing the height and length of the blocking fence. They still left the original gates on either end so lifting a bike over is not impossible, but difficult. Helped some elderly ladies, passed a few other riders, so people are continuing to ignore the signage. Rode back from LakeCountry to the airport on the highway , feel for the families that do this. And by the way except for being rough and overgrown the lakeside route is relaxing and pretty. Quite selfish of the OIB to delay this portion for at least another year.

( Glacier 4 hours)

I don’t think it’s the OIB itself. It’s the federal government who takes FOREVER to turn deeded land into reserve land.

The gate and sign belong to the City of Kelowna. Not the OIB.

Re: Another rail trail en route

PostPosted: Aug 13th, 2018, 11:34 am
by RVThereYet
KL3-Something wrote:
cuba108 wrote:Rode from Kelowna to Coldstream and back last Friday. The only work done on the Duck Lake portion was increasing the height and length of the blocking fence. They still left the original gates on either end so lifting a bike over is not impossible, but difficult. Helped some elderly ladies, passed a few other riders, so people are continuing to ignore the signage. Rode back from LakeCountry to the airport on the highway , feel for the families that do this. And by the way except for being rough and overgrown the lakeside route is relaxing and pretty. Quite selfish of the OIB to delay this portion for at least another year.

( Glacier 4 hours)

I don’t think it’s the OIB itself. It’s the federal government who takes FOREVER to turn deeded land into reserve land.

The gate and sign belong to the City of Kelowna. Not the OIB.


Yes, I've been past there a couple of times and the sign clearly says COK will prosecute trespassers ... by the looks of the pushed down fence, not may heed the warnings and climb over to continue past the blockades,

Re: Another rail trail en route

PostPosted: Aug 15th, 2018, 4:11 pm
by cuba108
I’m aware the sign was placed by the COK, however the land belongs to the OIB and the Bennett farm, they have absolutely no jurisdiction. The sign has been placed to placate their fear of liability. As to the delay, the Feds have given a verbal and written promise that the deed will be placed, I realize the Indians have been screwed in the past, but as act of goodwill they could and should let the work continue.

Re: Another rail trail en route

PostPosted: Aug 29th, 2018, 6:34 am
by AirHoss
I wouldn't consider myself a cyclist. I don't ride on the roads and I curse the spandex mafia with the best of them, but I ride rail trails and when I travel the province camping, whether or not I stop to spend a night in a town is often influenced by whether or not there's a rail trail in the area. "oh good, I can get some biking in while I'm here." So, yes... people who think that way do exist and I'm not alone.
When it comes to "I don't do it, so nobody else does it," I'm mind-blown that people will spend thousands a year to chase a little white ball around the grass and then go home and watch other guys do the same on TV, but I do accept that golf exists. I don't know why it's a thing, but I accept that it is. Different strokes for different folks.