The Town has invested heavily in the Memorial Avenue corridor over the years to bring it to a high standard of beautification and functionality. The full scope of improvements have included a rain garden at the intersection of Crescent Road and Memorial Avenue, undergrounding of utilities, a separated multi-use pathway, a functional roundabout, coastal protection and a restored Beach Creek estuary.
This project will help the waterfront reach its full potential, creating a destination for both tourists and locals, and supporting safe active forms of recreation.
The walkway will include interpretive signage highlighting the abundant marine life and ecosystem beneath it, as well as the islands visible from its vantage point. Landscaping will be incorporated to enhance natural habitat and to promote rich ecosystems associated with the estuary. Attractive and durable street furniture will be installed on the viewing platform, and a public bicycle repair stand will be added for the convenience and functionality of cycling enthusiasts.
Investing in active transportation infrastructure, as exemplified by this project, can have numerous benefits for the community, including improved safety, increased tourism, and an enhanced quality of life.
The Project so Far:
Bob Weir, P.Eng
Director of Engineering & Capital Projects