Long shadows created at Cultus Lake on Monday afternoon before sunset. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Lakeside Trail design for Cultus Lake earns provincial award of excellence

Urban Systems worked with stakeholders, and incorporated feedback into final design

A multi-use path designed by Urban Systems for the Cultus Lakeside Trail earned the consulting firm the 2018 Award of Excellence for Alternative Transportation.

The awards were presented at the B.C. Transportation Conference in Vancouver on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the Deputy Minister’s Consulting Engineers Awards ceremony.

Urban Systems considered myriad options and worked closely with multi-agency stakeholders, and incorporated their feedback into the final design.

Separate pathways for pedestrians and cyclists was paramount in their award-winning design.

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Consulting engineers were recognized for excellence in B.C.’s transportation infrastructure designs, for outstanding work on major bridge replacements, highway safety upgrades, remote avalanche-control systems, and separated cycling and walking paths.

“Urban Systems took home this award for its improvements to the Cultus Lakeside Trail, south of Chilliwack,” according to the MOTI release. “Urban Systems worked closely with the Fraser Valley Regional District, BC Parks, the Lakeside Trail Society and the ministry to provide a designated corridor for pedestrians and cyclists, separate from traffic.

“Extensive consultations were done to ensure the new design incorporated feedback from all stakeholders, resulting in a better multi-use trail for the public to enjoy.”

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