Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Alouette Greenway Bridge Official Opening Event - June 25

From Alouette Valley Association
(The new bridge is located north of the Equestrian Centre on 132nd Ave., and crosses the North Alouette River).
On June 25th at 11:00 am the Alouette Green Way Bridge will be officially opened. The event will draw politicians from all levels of government as well as press.
The multi-purpose bridge  provides a recreational link between 136 Ave and the dykes and equestrian centre.
Although many have felt that the bridge is both expensive and not that useful, now it is in place, it can provide a very important building block for  recreational usage  for our area.
As you all know we have been promoting our Recreational Roadway and Wildlife Corridor plan for several years now. The opening of the bridge will give us the opportunity to show that this proposal is both viable and much needed.
The Recreational Roadway proposal will solve many of the issues that we are facing in our neighbourhood.
- Make our streets safe again
- Bring back the lifestyle that we have lost to traffic
- Help protect our wildlife
- Recreational Roadway proposal
- Provides much needed recreational opportunities for us, Silver Valley and all of Ridge-Meadows
- Provides a safe linkages between our parks
- Provides great economic opportunities
- Will stem the ever increasing tide of traffic
Although over the past 3 years we have had some success in promoting the plan, we need to do MORE to make it a reality.  Change is not easy and the district has many competing agendas. They MUST be convinced that the plan is both needed and is widely supported.
The bridge opening is our opportunity to show to the politicians that we are serious and are not willing to continue down that path that they have planned for our streets. We are NOT willing to become a high speed traffic connector to Silver Valley.

On June 25th we need everyone to come to the opening to show their support. 
Starting from Maple Ridge Park at 9.00 we will bike, run and walk to the bridge opening from the park along 132 Ave to Park Lane and the bridge .  Join us at the park or along the way. We will be using a pilot car for safety. 
Haney Horsemen are planning to bring at least 20 horses and riders to the opening. We will confirm their route shortly.
Please invite your friends and make a fun day of it. The district will provide refreshments. We will also be inviting other groups such as the Silver Valley Neighbourhood Association.
Please check our Website for updates prior to the event.
Recreational Roadway Links are here
Alouette Valley Association

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