A section of the E&N Rail Trail between the railway crossing on Atkins Avenue and Savory School in Langford is open to the public.
Cyclists can now ride 13 kilometres continuously between Jacklin Road in Langford and Esquimalt Road in Victoria.
“Recreation and active transportation lead to healthy communities,” said Saanich Coun. Rebecca Mersereau, chairwoman of the Capital Regional District’s parks committee. “Completing this section of the trail creates a continuous corridor from Langford to Victoria that allows residents to recreate and commute actively.”
The CRD received a $1-million grant through the B.C. Active Transportation program toward the trail work.
The next phase of the E&N Rail Trail will link Esquimalt Road and the Galloping Goose Regional Trail by the Johnson Street Bridge, with construction planned for 2022.
The CRD has three regional trails — the Galloping Goose, Lochside and E&N regional trails — which form a nearly 100-kilometre network.