Pedestrian bridge opens over 200 Street
Peter Reimer, 3, wanted to walk over the pedestrian bridge at 200 Street and 68 Avenue for months. On Friday, May 27, he got his chance.
The Willoughby Greenway Bridge opened for use, as Langley Township Mayor Rick Green and MLA Mary Polak led a group up the path and onto the bridge for the first official walk across the new, safe walkway.
Also in attendance were Langley Township Councillors Mel Kositsky and Grant Ward and Langley RCMP Supt. Derek Cooke.
With a $1 million contribution from the provincial government, the $2.66 million project is Langley’s second pedestrian walkway and will aid in the future plans that the Township of Langley has for 200 Street.
The project involves the development of green space around the area, with gardens on either side, and is part of a designated greenway space.
Families like the Reimers and more than 13,250 other people who live in the Willoughby area will use the bridge to cross one of Langley’s busiest streets, whether they are walking, running, riding their bikes or accompanying their children.
In one day, more than 41,000 vehicles drive on 200 Street.