REPORTING · 4th July 2014
The Kitimat Heritage Group and the Kitimat City Council took a walking tour of several sidewalks around town on Monday, June 30th. There were three areas which they visited including the sidewalks around Eagle Street, the stairs of Albatross and the sidewalks around Wedeene.
At Eagle Street, there was talk about maintenance and snow clearing. There were many orange marks on the sidewalk indicating tripping hazards. In addition, the groups talked about how a major thoroughfare sidewalk was not kept clean in the winter time.
On Albatross, it was pointed out there is no warning sign indicating the stairs which go down from the sidewalk to the street level. This could be a hazard to people on scooters.
In the Wedeene area, the conversation shifted to the roundabout way that people get to the mall because many of the green spaces in the neighbourhood are closed off. People have two options, take the long route along the sidewalk to town houses next to Lahakas Boulevard or walk along the grass at Quatsino Boulevard.
Further details on some of this discussion should be coming up in the near future, as the Heritage Group and the District discussed which green spaces the District actually owned.
Walkways in Kitimat
Comment by CEM on 6th July 2014
Good to see some interest in some of the walkways in Kitimat. There are definitely areas to be repaired. With all the government money Terrace got to build their walkway, is there some way Kitimat could have a memorial walkway along the viewpoint, so people didn't have to walk along the highway. Parking is limited. Do we need another flower bed ? more trees planted ? If the trees were topped or some cut, to take adavantage of the one good view of the channel would be a welcoming site coming into Kitimat.