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Recreation: Cowichan Community Centre

Posted on: October 1, 2016

[ARCHIVED] ISC Parking Lot Now Open!

Thank you for your patience!

New features include:
• Raingardens throughout the landscape to collect and filter storm water, putting it both back into the earth and into the storm water system. These gardens can manage the water from significant storms more effectively. The plants and trees are primarily native and drought tolerant, to minimize the use of water in the dry summer months, once the plants have established.
• A single entrance and exit point reduces the number of places where pedestrians and traffic can intersect along the sidewalk, and forces vehicles to slow down to navigate the curves both entering and exiting the parking lanes.
• One way traffic in the centre loop, to improve flow.
• Raised, marked crosswalks from the stalls along the east side.
• A clearly defined drop off zone at the front doors.
• Accessible stalls have been moved to the southeast side of the parking lot and access to the sidewalk in front of them and all the way up to the main doors is flat for those with mobility challenges and mobility aids.
• A multi-use path has been established on the far west side of the lot to encourage pedestrians and cyclists to stay out of the traffic zone while moving between James Street and University Way. This provides the only designated vehicle-free link between the two streets from the TCH to Duncan Ave and links into the crosswalk on James.
• Improved lighting.

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