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1 ce.com Ontario Trails Conference 2010 Ontario Trail Conference June 2010 Kara Van Myall, MCIP, RPP, OALA, CSLA

2 Trails Conference 2010 Building Bridges or Trails? How to Incorporate Trails? Political will Public involvement Professional knowledge Adequate funding

3 Trails Conference 2010 Building Bridges or Trails? Political Will Every town and city has one – a street that no one wants to walk along

4 Trails Conference 2010 Building Bridges or Trails? Enable trails through everyday operations Share responsibilities Enable good decisions to happen naturally

5 Trails Conference 2010 Building Bridges or Trails? Involve the Public Advisory committees shape policy and plan new facilities Community Champions promote, fundraise and supply volunteers.

6 Trails Conference 2010 Building Bridges or Trails? Municipalities need to: Learn from others Craft a strategy Implement strategy across municipal activities like Land use planning; Economic development; Transportation & Park Planning; Road design; Health promotion; Budgeting; and Staff training.

7 Trails Conference 2010 Building Bridges or Trails? Planning Good planning involves all aspects of transportation and land use planning Ability to influence can range from Growth management strategies to site design

8 Trails Conference 2010 Building Bridges or Trails? Planning Strengthen land use plans Amend Official Plans and Zoning By-laws Train Planning Staff

9 Trails Conference 2010 Building Bridges or Trails? Planning Physically healthy community Quality of life Addressing economic impacts Sense of place / identity Community cohesiveness Crime prevention

10 Trails Conference 2010 Land Use Planning Provincial Policy Statement Upper Tier Official Plans Lower Tier Official Plans Trails Masterplans Subdivision Process

11 Trails Conference 2010 Building Bridges or Trails? Planning Bruce County Official Plan (BCOP) County Council encourages the development of recreational trails including hiking trails, canoe routes, the Bruce Trail, biking skiing, snowmobile trail. County Council encourages local municipalities to determine if the provision of trail linkages, as part of a new development, would facilitate the development of a comprehensive trail system throughout the County

12 Trails Conference 2010 Building Bridges or Trails? Trail Masterplans

13 Trails Conference 2010 Building Bridges or Trails? Trail Masterplans

14 Trails Conference 2010 Building Bridges or Trails? Trail Masterplans Results in various types of trail throughout the community

15 Trails Conference 2010 Building Bridges or Trails? Planning Subdivision Plans We can impose conditions including dedication of lands for park purposes and highways (including pathways for pedestrians and bicycle)

16 Trails Conference 2010 Building Bridges or Trails? Subdivision Plans

17 Trails Conference 2010 Building Bridges or Trails? Subdivision Plans

18 Trails Conference 2010 Building Bridges or Trails? Trails / Infrastructure Have discussions with municipal engineering Road Standards Bike Lanes Infrastructure

19 Trails Conference 2010 Building Bridges or Trails? Funding Dedicated dollars are key but cant pay for every initiative Road budgets need to consider active transport

20 Trails Conference 2010 Building Bridges or Trails? Thank you!


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