227 People want the Prescott-Russell Rail Trail saved!SIGN OUR PETITION TO SAVE THE TRAIL! COUNCIL MET AND CUT THE BUDGET
OTC visited Prescott Russell and met with Council and the Economic Development Committee. There may be operating budget cuts in the near future but there is a desire to save the trail, although it may not be 72 continuous kilometers. Road links are being studied between nodes. While this is not preferred, we are pleased that the Prescott-Russell Economic Development Committee spoke with OTC and that we are working with the County to:
- diversify the role of the Prescott Russell Trails Committee,
- seeking funds,
- engaging inter-provincial partners,
- that the Trail is highlighted as part of the CycleON list of trails through consultation
- had more counters to install
- is implementing the OTC Trail Counts Program
- OTC has found the trails committee, through partnership, free fundraising training in Ottawa
If you want to help please contact Louise Bissonette with Sentiers Prescott Russell! Merci.
Let’s Talk Trails – December 8, Glen House Resort
|Niagara Region RTO2||December 14th|
|Gananoque RTO9||December 8th|
During each session we will discuss:
- Current RTO+DMO Tourism Strategies
- Current Outdoor Activity Marketing
- Existing Trail Inventory
- Identify Gaps
- Consolidate Events
- Review Ontariotrails.ca Trails Marketing
- New Content Initiatives
- Share Data and Data Gathering Processes
- Review TTIP Action Plan Outlines
- Define Next Steps
Locations to be announced.
Cycling Consultations Completed
Thank you very much again for your interest and participation in the study to help identify Ontario’s Province-wide Cycling Network. We hope that the regional workshop session you attended was informative; providing you with:
- Background information on the study;
- Context on the intended outcomes;
- An overview of the process being used to identify the network; and
- An opportunity to be engaged in the study process.
The study team has consolidated the materials presented at the workshop sessions and uploaded them to DropBox. They can be accessed using the following link:
MTO Cycling Network Study Dropbox
*Please click on the proceed without signing up option at the bottom of the page if you do not already have an account
We have uploaded network concept mapping (route options and alternatives that could form part of the province-wide cycling network (priority routes) or link up to the province-wide cycling network (secondary routes)) for each of the MTO Regions. We are in the process of uploading maps illustrating the network concept in zoom in areas of the Upper Tier Municipalities. The zoom in maps will be uploaded to the site by first thing tomorrow morning. Please select the mapping that is most appropriate for your jurisdiction. We would also encourage you to review the workshop presentation. The presentation will give you the necessary context to better understand the information that we are asking you to review and comment on.
We will be accepting comments / questions / submissions to the regional workshop materials up until December 8th, 2016. More specifically, we are looking for the following comments to these maps:
- Route Alignment: focusing on the priority and secondary routes, provide comments on the location of the potential routes, whether what is being identified makes sense or if there are other alternatives that should be considered.
- Potential Level of Separation for Facility types: identification of a potential level of separation for a cycling facility type based on the hierarchy of options identified in Ontario Traffic Manual Book 18:
- Shared Facilities: On roads with low operating speed and low traffic volumes where the cyclists and motorist share the same space e.g. signed bicycle routes
- Designated Facilities: on roads with sufficient space and a higher operating speed and traffic volume where cyclists require a specific space to ride e.g. bike lanes
- Separated Facilities: on roads with a high operating speed and traffic volume where a physical separation is needed between the cyclists and motorist e.g. off-road trail or buffered bicycle lane or paved shoulder
- Destinations: cycling destination such as bicycle friendly businesses or tourism attractors
- Barriers: physical barriers which prevent or deter implementation of cycling facilities or the activity of cycling
We look forward to receiving your input and continuing the discussion and identification of the province-wide cycling network for Ontario.
#CycleON - MTO Province-wide Cycling Network Identification Study
On behalf of the Study Team