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  Cranbrook to Kimberley  Rail to Trails  The Cranbrook Connections by Al Skucas (Trails BC)  Oct 2009
A Photo Study on Potential Options to Integrate the new Cranbrook to Kimberley Rails to Trails with Cranbrook’s existing t...
Need for a Cranbrook Community Connection <ul><li>Cranbrook's most popular and accessible community trail, the Rotary Way ...
The Access Options <ul><li>Options are determined by the need to safely cross Highway 3 & 95 as well as CP’s Main Rail Lin...
22rd ST. N traffic light Willowbrook Drive traffic light Victoria Ave Traffic Light Potential Highway Crossings
CP’s Main Line CP’s HWY 95A Overpass McPhee Road Rail Crossing CP’s Rail Crossings
CP’s Main Line Rail Crossing at McPhee Road West
Rails to Trails Access Points <ul><li>Colinson Road Trailhead </li></ul><ul><li>Echo Field Road Crossing </li></ul><ul><li...
Cranbrook to Kimberley Rails to Trails Access Points Colinson Rd. Trailhead Echo Field Road Rails to Trails Terminus
Rotary Way Potential Access Points <ul><li>29 th  Ave. N & 30 th  Ave. N. </li></ul><ul><li>Willowbrook Drive & Kootenay S...
30 th  AVE N Access Willowbrook Drive Access Victoria and Kootenay Ave Access Rotary Way Access Points
Connection to Rotary Way at 29 th  and 30 th  Ave North 29 th  Ave N 30 th  Ave. N To Downtown Rotary Way To Isadore Canyo...
Access to Rotary Way at Willowbrook & Kootenay St. N Kootenay St. N Willowbrook Rotary Way North
Access to Rotary Way at Victoria Ave & Kootenay St.  Victoria Rotary Way North
The Access Options <ul><li>In this report 6 trail options are identified that any one could be developed to connect the Cr...
Options via Colinson Trailhead <ul><li>Five identified route options </li></ul><ul><li>Four identified routes via Colinson...
Colinson Trailhead Options Connecting to Rotary Way <ul><li>To Theater Road, 22 nd  St. N 23 rd  St. N </li></ul><ul><li>T...
Access Point- close to North End of Colinson Road
Rail Trailhead 30 meter behind bush at Colinson Road Access to Rail Trail Colinson Road  has limited traffic, no surface t...
Looking North towards HWY 95A Colinson road makes a hard turn left as it approaches 95A With light traffic here, bike lane...
Highway 95 looking east under CP’s main line bridge Room for pathway left of pillar
Looking west from Theatre towards rail bridge Plenty of room within Hwy ROW for trail development
Crossing of Theater Road at Hwy 95A offers the safest crossing of this busy road From Colinson Road Theater Road Options T...
Colinson Road/Theatre Road Options <ul><li>3 identified Options </li></ul><ul><li>All routes utilizes  section along Theat...
Theater Road is a heavily used artial road Trail Development would require trail separation from the travelled portion South
The Following 7 Slides Highlight Pathway Options on the East Side of Theater Road The first 400 meters of Theater Road has...
South 300 Meters South of Hwy 95A
As Theater Road passes Mission Hills Golf Course, ROW off road narrows 400 meter south of HWY 95A South
South 600 meters south of Hwy 95A , less ROW to accommodate trail development
1 Km South of Hwy 95A Southeast
North 1 km South Hwy 95A
Theater Rd Option#1 Colinson Trailhead to 30 th  Ave. N <ul><li>Highway 95A,  </li></ul><ul><li>Theater Road, 22 nd  ST. N...
Colinson Trailhead to Rotary Way at 30 th  Ave. North
Theater Road & 22 nd  ST. N. 22 nd  St. N North
22 nd  St. N & Theater Rd Theater RD East
22 nd  St. N. West Plenty of Room for Pathway here
22nd St North & McPhee Road McPhee Rd. East After Brush Clearing Room for Pathway
 
Chamber of Commerce Site good place to stop for out of town cyclists
Highway 3 Traffic Light at 22 nd  St. North South 23 rd  St. N
23 rd  St. N Room for sidewalk/bike lane combination East
Rotary Way Access at 30 th  Ave 30 th  Ave North
Theater Rd Option#2 Colinson Trailhead to Willbrook/Kootenay <ul><li>Colinson Rd, </li></ul><ul><li>Highway 95A,  </li></u...
Colinson Trailhead to Rotary Way at Willbrook Drive and Kootenay St.
McPhee Rd.& Theater Rd. Theater Rd . East
Theater Road & McPhee Road McPhee Road North
McPhee Road North To Wal-Mart Parking Lot
Ridgeview Drive Pathway Option ? Willowbrook Drive South
Willowbrook Drive Ridgeview Drive East
Theater Rd Option#3 Colinson Trailhead to Victoria/Kootenay <ul><li>Colinson Rd, </li></ul><ul><li>Highway 95A,  </li></ul...
Colinson Road Trailhead to Rotary Way at Kootenay St .
Theater Road 1.5 km South of Hwy 95A South McPhee Road
North Theater Road  2.1 km south Hwy 95A
Theater Road 2.8 Km south of Hwy 95A North
Theatre Road To Cranbrook ST. /Hwy 3 250 meters North
Theater Road & Cranbrook St./Hwy 3 Hwy 3 Northeast
Highway 95A Option Colinson Trailhead to 30 th  Ave <ul><li>Colinson Road </li></ul><ul><li>Highway 95A Row </li></ul><ul>...
Overpass over HWY 3 itself ruled out as an option as too much bridge upgrade required
Looking East on 95A from Junction with Theater Road
Plenty Room for Pathway In HWY ROW
400 meters  East of Theatre Road
400 meters east of Theater Road looking west
West Side 95A Approaching Overpass Looking  West
West of Overpass looking South, Sewage ponds to the right Considerable land here for trail development
ROW east of Overpass South
North of Strip, West of Over Pass
Access off Cranbrook ST, frontage road, North End of Strip before Overpass,
End of frontage road, West side Cranbrook ST. looking Southeast
Cranbrook St/Hwy 3 & 22 nd  ST. N Junction with Highway Crossing 22nd St. N South For Access from here to Rotary Way see T...
Echo Field Road Option <ul><li>Utilizing Echo Field Road, </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial Road #2,  </li></ul><ul><li>Industr...
Echo Field Road option
Echo Field Road at junction of Rail Trail, looking Southwest
Limited capacity to provide pathway outside of travelled portion 600 meters west of Hwy 95A on Echo Field Road
Echo Field Road at Playle Road 1.2 km south of Rail Trail South
Northeast Theater Rd. 1.8 km South of Rail Trail
Northeast Theatre Rd. 2.3 km south of Rail Trail
Industrial Road G which merges onto McPhee Road. From  rail crossing of McPhee Road refer to Options Wildstone & Theater R...
Wildstone Option <ul><li>Rail Trail Terminus </li></ul><ul><li>Powerline utility road access through Wildstone </li></ul><...
Wildstone to Rotary Way Option
Cranbrook Rail Trail Terminus CP Property Wildstone Property
Any pathway development through Wildstone is dependant on approval and agreement with Havaday INC
Eastern Boundary of Wildstone  with Powerline Row adjacent to CP’s Main Rail Line CP Main Line East
Wildstone Potential Access Trail could be built within Powerline ROW adjacent to CP rails main line
BC Hydro Easement Wildstone Golf course BC Hydro Industrial Park Transformer Station East
Access off property onto McPhee Road Wildstone BC Hydro Station McPhee Road
McPhee Road 22 nd  St. North South From here to Rotary Way see Theater Road Option #1
Trail Options Development Matrix 6 5 4 3 2 1 Longest, most expensive, hill climb, Echo Rd  limited pot. for trail dev. 4.3...
Report Considerations <ul><li>Additional options that further mix route segments could be applied. </li></ul><ul><li>Actua...
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The Cranbrook Access Options to new Rails Trails

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This photo album report high lights the access options that are required to intergrate the new Cranbrook to Kimberley Rails to the existing trail infrastructure in Cranbrook. This would allow community recreationalists a safe and green access from the popular Rotary Way to the new pathway.

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  1. 1. Cranbrook to Kimberley Rail to Trails The Cranbrook Connections by Al Skucas (Trails BC) Oct 2009
  2. 2. A Photo Study on Potential Options to Integrate the new Cranbrook to Kimberley Rails to Trails with Cranbrook’s existing trail infrastructure <ul><li>Highlights the Need for a Community Connection </li></ul><ul><li>Access Options </li></ul><ul><li>Analyzing the option considerations </li></ul>
  3. 3. Need for a Cranbrook Community Connection <ul><li>Cranbrook's most popular and accessible community trail, the Rotary Way needs to be integrated with the Cranbrook to Kimberley Rail Trail </li></ul><ul><li>Self propelled users to access the rail trail would have to utilize current roads and highways </li></ul><ul><li>Cranbrook families would have to drive and park to gain access to the rails to trails trailhead </li></ul><ul><li>Existing options are therefore not environmentally friendly, safe, and are not promoting principles of Active Transportation. Options would not be conducive to promoting a healthy and active lifestyle </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Access Options <ul><li>Options are determined by the need to safely cross Highway 3 & 95 as well as CP’s Main Rail Line </li></ul><ul><li>Highway Crossings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Traffic Light at Hwy 3 & 22 rd St North </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traffic Light at Hwy 3 & Willowbrook Drive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traffic Light at Hwy 3 & Victoria Drive </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Railway Crossings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highway 95A Underpass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>McPhee Road Rail Crossing </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. 22rd ST. N traffic light Willowbrook Drive traffic light Victoria Ave Traffic Light Potential Highway Crossings
  6. 6. CP’s Main Line CP’s HWY 95A Overpass McPhee Road Rail Crossing CP’s Rail Crossings
  7. 7. CP’s Main Line Rail Crossing at McPhee Road West
  8. 8. Rails to Trails Access Points <ul><li>Colinson Road Trailhead </li></ul><ul><li>Echo Field Road Crossing </li></ul><ul><li>Terminus of Rails to Trails Pavement </li></ul>
  9. 9. Cranbrook to Kimberley Rails to Trails Access Points Colinson Rd. Trailhead Echo Field Road Rails to Trails Terminus
  10. 10. Rotary Way Potential Access Points <ul><li>29 th Ave. N & 30 th Ave. N. </li></ul><ul><li>Willowbrook Drive & Kootenay St. </li></ul><ul><li>Victoria Ave. & Kootenay St. </li></ul>
  11. 11. 30 th AVE N Access Willowbrook Drive Access Victoria and Kootenay Ave Access Rotary Way Access Points
  12. 12. Connection to Rotary Way at 29 th and 30 th Ave North 29 th Ave N 30 th Ave. N To Downtown Rotary Way To Isadore Canyon Trail
  13. 13. Access to Rotary Way at Willowbrook & Kootenay St. N Kootenay St. N Willowbrook Rotary Way North
  14. 14. Access to Rotary Way at Victoria Ave & Kootenay St. Victoria Rotary Way North
  15. 15. The Access Options <ul><li>In this report 6 trail options are identified that any one could be developed to connect the Cranbrook Kimberley Rail to Trails to Cranbrook’s Rotary Way </li></ul><ul><li>Four via Colinson Road Access </li></ul><ul><li>One via Echo Field Road </li></ul><ul><li>One via access through Wildstone’s property </li></ul>
  16. 16. Options via Colinson Trailhead <ul><li>Five identified route options </li></ul><ul><li>Four identified routes via Colinson and Theater Road </li></ul><ul><li>One route via Highway 95A </li></ul><ul><li>All these route selection utilize Colinson Road, Highway 95A until Theater Road for a distance for .5 Km </li></ul>
  17. 17. Colinson Trailhead Options Connecting to Rotary Way <ul><li>To Theater Road, 22 nd St. N 23 rd St. N </li></ul><ul><li>To Theater Road, McPhee Road, Mall Parking lot, Ridgeview Drive, Willbrook Drive </li></ul><ul><li>To Theater Road, Victoria Ave </li></ul><ul><li>To Theater Road, To Highway 95A, Cranbrook St. frontage road, 23 rd ST. N </li></ul>
  18. 18. Access Point- close to North End of Colinson Road
  19. 19. Rail Trailhead 30 meter behind bush at Colinson Road Access to Rail Trail Colinson Road has limited traffic, no surface trail development required
  20. 20. Looking North towards HWY 95A Colinson road makes a hard turn left as it approaches 95A With light traffic here, bike lane within the travelled surface would suffice
  21. 21. Highway 95 looking east under CP’s main line bridge Room for pathway left of pillar
  22. 22. Looking west from Theatre towards rail bridge Plenty of room within Hwy ROW for trail development
  23. 23. Crossing of Theater Road at Hwy 95A offers the safest crossing of this busy road From Colinson Road Theater Road Options To HWY 95A ROW option
  24. 24. Colinson Road/Theatre Road Options <ul><li>3 identified Options </li></ul><ul><li>All routes utilizes section along Theater Road from Highway 95A to 22 nd ST. North for a distance of 1.5 km </li></ul>
  25. 25. Theater Road is a heavily used artial road Trail Development would require trail separation from the travelled portion South
  26. 26. The Following 7 Slides Highlight Pathway Options on the East Side of Theater Road The first 400 meters of Theater Road has lots of separation between the road and the Mission Hills Golf Course South
  27. 27. South 300 Meters South of Hwy 95A
  28. 28. As Theater Road passes Mission Hills Golf Course, ROW off road narrows 400 meter south of HWY 95A South
  29. 29. South 600 meters south of Hwy 95A , less ROW to accommodate trail development
  30. 30. 1 Km South of Hwy 95A Southeast
  31. 31. North 1 km South Hwy 95A
  32. 32. Theater Rd Option#1 Colinson Trailhead to 30 th Ave. N <ul><li>Highway 95A, </li></ul><ul><li>Theater Road, 22 nd ST. N. </li></ul><ul><li>23 rd ST. N </li></ul><ul><li>Rotary Way at 29 th Ave. N. & 30 th Ave. N. </li></ul><ul><li>Colinson Rd, </li></ul><ul><li>3.05 km length, Rail Trails to Rotary Way </li></ul>
  33. 33. Colinson Trailhead to Rotary Way at 30 th Ave. North
  34. 34. Theater Road & 22 nd ST. N. 22 nd St. N North
  35. 35. 22 nd St. N & Theater Rd Theater RD East
  36. 36. 22 nd St. N. West Plenty of Room for Pathway here
  37. 37. 22nd St North & McPhee Road McPhee Rd. East After Brush Clearing Room for Pathway
  38. 39. Chamber of Commerce Site good place to stop for out of town cyclists
  39. 40. Highway 3 Traffic Light at 22 nd St. North South 23 rd St. N
  40. 41. 23 rd St. N Room for sidewalk/bike lane combination East
  41. 42. Rotary Way Access at 30 th Ave 30 th Ave North
  42. 43. Theater Rd Option#2 Colinson Trailhead to Willbrook/Kootenay <ul><li>Colinson Rd, </li></ul><ul><li>Highway 95A, </li></ul><ul><li>Theater Road, </li></ul><ul><li>McPhee Rd </li></ul><ul><li>Wal-Mart Mall Parking Lot </li></ul><ul><li>Ridgeview Drive </li></ul><ul><li>Willbrook Drive </li></ul><ul><li>Rotary Way at Willbrook and Kootenay St. N. </li></ul><ul><li>3.75 km length, Rail Trail to Rotary Way </li></ul>
  43. 44. Colinson Trailhead to Rotary Way at Willbrook Drive and Kootenay St.
  44. 45. McPhee Rd.& Theater Rd. Theater Rd . East
  45. 46. Theater Road & McPhee Road McPhee Road North
  46. 47. McPhee Road North To Wal-Mart Parking Lot
  47. 48. Ridgeview Drive Pathway Option ? Willowbrook Drive South
  48. 49. Willowbrook Drive Ridgeview Drive East
  49. 50. Theater Rd Option#3 Colinson Trailhead to Victoria/Kootenay <ul><li>Colinson Rd, </li></ul><ul><li>Highway 95A, </li></ul><ul><li>Theater Road, </li></ul><ul><li>Victoria Ave. </li></ul><ul><li>Rotary Way at Victoria Ave & Kootenay St. </li></ul><ul><li>3.85 km length, Rail Trail to Rotary Way </li></ul>
  50. 51. Colinson Road Trailhead to Rotary Way at Kootenay St .
  51. 52. Theater Road 1.5 km South of Hwy 95A South McPhee Road
  52. 53. North Theater Road 2.1 km south Hwy 95A
  53. 54. Theater Road 2.8 Km south of Hwy 95A North
  54. 55. Theatre Road To Cranbrook ST. /Hwy 3 250 meters North
  55. 56. Theater Road & Cranbrook St./Hwy 3 Hwy 3 Northeast
  56. 57. Highway 95A Option Colinson Trailhead to 30 th Ave <ul><li>Colinson Road </li></ul><ul><li>Highway 95A Row </li></ul><ul><li>Cranbrook ST/Hwy 3 frontage road </li></ul><ul><li>23 rd St N. </li></ul><ul><li>Rotary Way Access at 29 th Ave. & 30 th Ave. </li></ul><ul><li>3 km total length from Colinson Road Trailhead to Rotary Way </li></ul>
  57. 58. Overpass over HWY 3 itself ruled out as an option as too much bridge upgrade required
  58. 59. Looking East on 95A from Junction with Theater Road
  59. 60. Plenty Room for Pathway In HWY ROW
  60. 61. 400 meters East of Theatre Road
  61. 62. 400 meters east of Theater Road looking west
  62. 63. West Side 95A Approaching Overpass Looking West
  63. 64. West of Overpass looking South, Sewage ponds to the right Considerable land here for trail development
  64. 65. ROW east of Overpass South
  65. 66. North of Strip, West of Over Pass
  66. 67. Access off Cranbrook ST, frontage road, North End of Strip before Overpass,
  67. 68. End of frontage road, West side Cranbrook ST. looking Southeast
  68. 69. Cranbrook St/Hwy 3 & 22 nd ST. N Junction with Highway Crossing 22nd St. N South For Access from here to Rotary Way see Theater Road Option #1
  69. 70. Echo Field Road Option <ul><li>Utilizing Echo Field Road, </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial Road #2, </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial Road G, </li></ul><ul><li>McPhee Road, </li></ul><ul><li>22 nd St. North </li></ul><ul><li>23 rd St. North </li></ul><ul><li>Rotary Way Access at 29 th Ave N. & 30 th Ave. </li></ul><ul><li>5.2 Km length Rail Trail to Rotary Way </li></ul>
  70. 71. Echo Field Road option
  71. 72. Echo Field Road at junction of Rail Trail, looking Southwest
  72. 73. Limited capacity to provide pathway outside of travelled portion 600 meters west of Hwy 95A on Echo Field Road
  73. 74. Echo Field Road at Playle Road 1.2 km south of Rail Trail South
  74. 75. Northeast Theater Rd. 1.8 km South of Rail Trail
  75. 76. Northeast Theatre Rd. 2.3 km south of Rail Trail
  76. 77. Industrial Road G which merges onto McPhee Road. From rail crossing of McPhee Road refer to Options Wildstone & Theater Rd #1 for details on access to Rotary Way South
  77. 78. Wildstone Option <ul><li>Rail Trail Terminus </li></ul><ul><li>Powerline utility road access through Wildstone </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial Rd. G </li></ul><ul><li>McPhee Road </li></ul><ul><li>22 nd ST. N </li></ul><ul><li>23 rd St. N </li></ul><ul><li>Rotary Way access at 29 th & 30 th . Ave. N </li></ul><ul><li>2.9 km length, Rail Trails to Rotary Way </li></ul>
  78. 79. Wildstone to Rotary Way Option
  79. 80. Cranbrook Rail Trail Terminus CP Property Wildstone Property
  80. 81. Any pathway development through Wildstone is dependant on approval and agreement with Havaday INC
  81. 82. Eastern Boundary of Wildstone with Powerline Row adjacent to CP’s Main Rail Line CP Main Line East
  82. 83. Wildstone Potential Access Trail could be built within Powerline ROW adjacent to CP rails main line
  83. 84. BC Hydro Easement Wildstone Golf course BC Hydro Industrial Park Transformer Station East
  84. 85. Access off property onto McPhee Road Wildstone BC Hydro Station McPhee Road
  85. 86. McPhee Road 22 nd St. North South From here to Rotary Way see Theater Road Option #1
  86. 87. Trail Options Development Matrix 6 5 4 3 2 1 Longest, most expensive, hill climb, Echo Rd limited pot. for trail dev. 4.35 5.2 Echo Field Rd, McPhee Rd, 23 rd St. N Shortest, utilizes all of rail trail, Private property issues, least exp. 2.15 2.90 Wildstone Property, McPhee Road, 22 nd St. N., 23 rd St N. ROW very wide, best trail esthetics, Minst. Of Highway concerns 2.30 3.3 Colinson Road to Hwy 95A ROW, 23 nd St. N CP Rail overpass, Busy arterial road, Poor esthetics 3.05 3.85 Colinson Road to Theater Road, Victoria Ave. Private Property through mall parking lot. CP rail overpass. 2.4 3.75 Colinson to Theater Road, McPhee Road, Mall Parking lot, Ridgeview Drive, Willbrook Drive CP rail overpass, highlights Chamber Visitor Center 2.15 3.05 Colinson Road to Theater Road, 22 nd St. N, 23 rd St. N Issues/Considerations Est. Trail /Path const. Tot. Km Options
  87. 88. Report Considerations <ul><li>Additional options that further mix route segments could be applied. </li></ul><ul><li>Actual ROW of road/highways widths were not confirmed for accuracy. </li></ul><ul><li>Route Segment lengths were best guess estimates only, private property boundaries were not confirmed </li></ul><ul><li>This report is independent of any evaluation of trail connections by City of Cranbrook staff </li></ul><ul><li>This report was presented from a trail user perspective </li></ul><ul><li>and is put forward to stimulate public consultation on further evaluation of trail connection options </li></ul>
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