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Is a new multi-use path needed for one of Port Moody's busiest streets?

City staff are asking for the public's opinion in hopes of improving St. Johns Street accessibility and convenience.
St. Johns Street in Port Moody. | File photo

St. Johns Street is considered one of the Tri-Cities' busiest routes as it connects Port Moody with Coquitlam.

City staff is now hoping to make the stretch more "comfortable and convenient," but what would that look like?

A new public engagement survey was launched this week asking local residents to help "finalize the design" for the potential development a new multi-use path along St. Johns Street.

If approved, construction would begin as early as fall 2022 between Albert and Moody streets — the western half of the near three-kilometre Barnet Highway (7A) corridor.

The multi-use path is the first phase of the city's St. Johns Street Redesign Project, states a news release issued to the Tri-City News, based on recommendations from the 2017 Master Transportation Plan.

Additonally, Port Moody is considering an option for a two-way bike path between Kyle and Grant streets.

Both projects are said to serve as safe paths for pedestrians and cyclists, while also providing easier access to local transit.

Interested participants have until March 25 to complete the online survey.

Before the deadline, the city is also scheduled to host a trio of virtual information sessions about the multi-use and bike path options.

The first two are tapped for businesses that might be impacted by the construction, set for Thursday (Feb. 24) from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m.

The general public is being invited to the third sessions on March 2 from 7 to 8 p.m.

For more information, you're encouraged to visit Engage Port Moody's website.