The Route verte is once again cut in half in the region of Magog.
The Town of Magog advised that the portion of the bicycle path between Belvedere Street and the bridge that spans Boily Creek is closed again due to a conflict with the riparian owner.
The stretch that runs along the south shore of the Magog River is inaccessible for an indefinite period of time.
According to the Town of Magog, the owner of the land refuses to extend the duration of the servitude which it enjoyed until November 15. “We were the first to be surprised to learn that this portion was once again inaccessible. These are citizens who notified us this weekend via social media, “said Mayor Vicki-May Hamm in a press release.
Recall that this situation also occurred in the summer of 2015, which had forced the Town of Magog to close this portion of the cycle path for the entire season.
Me Sylviane Lavigne, Clerk at the Town of Magog, the closure is effective despite several meetings and months of negotiations with the landowner. “We still have not been able to reach an agreement with the land owner. However, we intend to take all necessary steps to find a permanent solution before the 2017 summer season, “she said.
Even during the winter months, this portion of the cycle path is very popular for hiking enthusiasts, notes the municipal administration. Until a final solution is implemented, it will be possible to use the trail along the Magog River on the portion between the launching ramp on Hatley Street and Boily Creek.
This route will be maintained during the winter season.