Temporary Detour on Coquitlam Crunch Stairs May 26
There will be daytime detours on the Crunch stairs on Wednesday, May 26 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. for preventative and vegetation control maintenance work, requiring temporary closure of one set of stairs at a time. More details
The first proposed extension to the original Coquitlam Crunch Trail is the Coquitlam Crunch South Extension, running south of the Barnet Highway from Dewdney Trunk up the slope to Mariner Way and connecting to Mundy Park.
The proposed Coquitlam Crunch South Extension will expand the trail to the southeast Coquitlam area, providing additional capacity for residents to enjoy the outdoor recreation amenity throughout the city.
Conceptual design and feasibility studies are underway for the South Extension, to be presented to Council and the public in early fall 2021.
Parking lot expansion and paving at the lot south of Landsdowne Drive is expected to be completed in summer 2021.
A long-time destination for fitness enthusiasts, the existing Crunch trail typically sees as many as 52,000 people each month during peak season. However, increased use during the pandemic has created parking and road safety issues.
The City has been working with neighbours of the existing Crunch trail and have implemented several measures in response. Plans for viewing decks and exercise equipment areas have been deferred until after the extension trail is operational.
In the fall of 2020, the City completed a pedestrian crossing on Guildford Way to encourage use of the Runnel Drive parking lot at the foot of the existing trail. New signage promoting road safety and directing visitors to the lower parking lot is also being installed, and will include an electronic sign at the Lansdowne parking lot indicating real-time parking space capacity.