A meeting at the Flagler Bridge happened today and Geoffrey Parker, Flagler Bridge senior project engineer assured all parties attending that the new bikepath / walkway that will go under the new bridge will extend and be wider than the current sidewalk that is on the north side of Royal Poinciana Plaza from the bridge to Coconaut Row.
Currently the sidewalk is as narrow as 6-8 feet and has obstacles like utility poles in the way so it might make it difficult for two bicycles going in opposite directions to pass each other safely. Those poles will be replaced with underground utilities according to Mr. Parker and the new bikepath / walkway will be re-poured so it will be wider.
Geoffrey Parker, Flagler Bridge senior project engineer at New Millennium Engineering; Patricia Strayer, Town of Palm Beach engineer; John Corey and Miguel Rosales, Palm Beach Walks. [Photo: R. Michael Brown]
When completed, there will be a continuous 4.5 mile Lake Trail bikepath / walkway from north of the Sailfish Club in the north end to Royal Palm Way in Midtown.
"When this is done it will be an awesome part of the Town of Palm Beach," said John Corey from Palm Beach Walks. "It connects the north end Lake Trail to the southern part of the trail that goes past the Flagler Museum. It's a real credit to everyone involved to make this happen."
Meeting attendees were: Geoffrey Parker, Flagler Bridge senior project engineer at New Millennium Engineering; Patricia Strayer, Town of Palm Beach engineer; Brett Madison, Town of Palm Beach Facilities manager; Mike Brown, Civic Association communications director; and John Corey and Miguel Rosales, Palm Beach Walks.
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