Waterfront Public Walkway

Posted October 14, 2013 at 5:42 am by

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Roger Bennett has made some significant progress on his portion of the public waterfront walkway.

Did you know that a pub­lic water­front walk­way is being built down at the bot­tom of Spring Street? Some­day it is hoped that you will be able to walk from the fer­ry land­ing or Can­nery Land­ing all the way to the port docks along the water­front. I ran into Roger Ben­nett over the week­end and saw that he has made some sig­nif­i­cant progress this year start­ing con­struc­tion under his build­ing where The Place restau­rant is locat­ed. Even­tu­al­ly he says, through a coop­er­a­tive effort of the Port of Fri­day Har­bor, the Town of Fri­day Har­bor, him­self and maybe even the Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries, this dream will become a reality.

A great bonus if the fer­ries get in on it, will be that walk-off pas­sen­gers would be able to get to the oth­er side of off-load­ing vehi­cles by going under the fer­ry dock with­out inter­fer­ing with traf­fic, which could real­ly help reduce the fer­ry dwell time (the time it takes for a fer­ry to unload and load while sit­ting at the dock).

And of course there would be the obvi­ous ben­e­fit of hav­ing a beau­ti­ful walk­way along the town’s waterfront.

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2 comments:

2 comments...

  1. What ter­rif­ic news! Every Cana­di­an water­front town I vis­it seems to have a walk­way, and I was won­der­ing when this would ever hap­pen here — hooray to those responsible!!

    Comment by CAROL JACKSON on October 14, 2013 at 12:27 pm
  2. Stop by and say hel­lo to Roger. He is work­ing VERY hard to bring this vision to life. You will enjoy the view from the var­i­ous deck lev­els and maybe you will be inspired to say “thank you” for all the effort. The walk­way will bring new ener­gy to the water­front and a more attrac­tive entry to our fair town.

    Comment by Marguerite Bennett on October 14, 2013 at 9:25 pm

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