AFTER SPENDING THE PAST FEW WEEKS travelling on Vancouver Island, the prevalence of so-called alternative modes of transportation really stood out to me.
The multi-use trail runs 55 kilometres from Victoria west through Sooke, then meanders north along the Sooke River.
Residents of southern Vancouver Island who walk, jog or cycle love to take advantage of the path and it makes commuting into Victoria more plausible for those without motor vehicles.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.