Town considering opening up central trail in Waterfowl Park to cyclists
SACKVILLE, N.B. – Cyclists may soon have another route to travel through Sackville’s Waterfowl Park.
Sackville town council is considering making an amendment to the existing bylaw for the park, which would open up the central pathway to bicycle traffic.
Currently, bikes are only permitted on the portion of the trail system that goes around the Waterfowl Park. But after the town received several requests last year to allow bicycles on the main pathway that runs through the center of the park, from the Drew Nursing Home over to Clarence Street (by the covered bridge), the policy and bylaw committee has been considering the change.
Over the past few months, the committee has been seeking input from local stakeholders and officials – ranging from the Sackville Waterfowl Park advisory committee, the parks staff, the bylaw enforcement officer and the Drew Nursing Home staff – on whether the town should consider making the amendment to the existing bylaw.
Local residents were also given an opportunity to provide their input via a public online survey.
“The support for the amendment was overwhelming,” said Coun. Bill Evans, liaison councillor with the bylaw committee.
First reading of the bylaw was approved during town council’s monthly meeting on April 13 with second and third reading expected to come forward during next month’s meeting.
Coun. Bill Evans