Bruce County Seeks Public Input on Recreational Trails and Active Transportation Master Plan
Bruce County has launched the Active Transportation and Recreational Trails Master Plan Survey and encourages the public and all stakeholders to provide input on how the future of trails is shaped in the County.
Throughout the month of August, the public is invited to share their feedback and ideas at www.brucecounty.on.ca/trails-master-plan. This online survey focusses on active transportation like cycling routes and on recreational trails within County forests.
“Bruce County recognizes that a well-connected active transportation and recreational trail network will enable residents to make healthy choices, as well as attract tourism and economic growth to the County. We are eager to hear the public’s input and ideas, which will help us plan for the future,” says Bruce County Warden, Janice Jackson.
The Active Transportation and Recreational Trails Master Plan will provide a framework for improving, and building upon, the County’s existing trail network and identify where new trails should be constructed and how construction should be phased.
“The Active Transportation and Recreational Trails Master Plan will align with the recently completed Transportation Master Plan and will build on the County’s existing active transportation and popular recreational trail networks,” adds Bruce County Trails Manager, Andrew Beumer.
Current assets that are managed and maintained by the County include the Bruce County Rail Trail which extends 85 km from Port Elgin to Bruce Power and from Port Elgin through the communities of Paisley, Walkerton, and Mildmay, to the Huron-Bruce Road. County Forest Trails include the Brant Tract, Carrick Tract, Lindsay Tract, and MTB Park, which provides a variety of multi-use activities such as mountain biking, hiking, cross-county skiing, and equestrian use.
Have your say at www.brucecounty.on.ca/trails-master-plan.
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