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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Orillia hears call for sustainability - The Orillia Packet & Times - Ontario, CA

"In autumn 2008, the Trails for Life committee presented a report to city council requesting that the city make a strong push toward improving active transportation infrastructure.

As part of the city's 2010 capital budget process, city council approved funds to hire a consultant to prepare an active transportation plan. The city has now hired MMM Group, a very prestigious active transportation consultancy group, to write an active transportation plan for Orillia. The plan will be presented to council in spring 2011.
MMM Group has developed pedestrian and cycling master plans in many Ontario municipalities -- previous studies include the York Region Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan, Town of Oakville Active Transportation Master Plan, Halifax Regional Municipality Active Transportation Plan, and the Guelph City Wide Trail Master Plan."

At OTC we encourage master plans, and fully inclusive master plans we hope council looks at all possible uses in developing their future trails.