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Greig s - trail presentation
Greig s - trail presentation
Greig s - trail presentation
Greig s - trail presentation
Greig s - trail presentation
Greig s - trail presentation
Greig s - trail presentation
Greig s - trail presentation
Greig s - trail presentation
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  • 1.  
  • 2.
    • Today there are over 1000 km of trails in Simcoe County of which 77 are named (Georgian Trail, North Simcoe Rail Trail, Tiny Trails, Midland Rotary Trails, etc.)
  • 3. The 4 Milestones
    • #1 CN/CP abandoning their rail lines. In 1940, over 500 km of rail lines criss-crossed Simcoe County. By 1990, less than 400 km remained. By 2010,, only 200-250 km will remain. This has freed over 250 km of abandoned lines for trails. Many of these abandoned lines run through 27,000 acres of County forest making for a natural amenity .
  • 4.
    • # 2 In 1978, Tiny Township purchased 22.5 km of abandoned rail line from CN for $10,000 to create a “linear park”, or Tiny’s Trails, for use by walkers, skiers, snowmobilers and horseback riders.
  • 5.
    • #3 In 1990, the Province awarded the Town of Collingwood the very first Wintario grant of $110,000 to create a trail – The Georgian Trails
  • 6.
    • #4 In 1992, Huronia Trails and Greenways was founded.
  • 7. Trails Issues Then…
    • Selling your municipal council and the economic and social benefits of trails.
    • Dealing with CN & CP when they abandon a rail line
    • Dealing with adjacent landowners
    • Construction, surfacing, uses, signage, maintenance, management and operation
    • Funding $
  • 8. Trails Issues Now…
    • Connectivity
    • Uses
    • Looped Trails
    • Municipal Parks & Recreation/Planning Department Relationships
    • Establishment of Municipal Trails Advisory Committees
  • 9.  

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