Trails Master Plan Update

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In 2006, the City of Kawartha Lakes developed and adopted its first Trails Master Plan, including a City-wide review, investigation and identification of trail opportunities. While the municipality was successful in implementing many of the 2006 recommendations, it's time for a full update to address the changes in the last 15 years and to look towards the future.

The intent of updating the plan is to:

  • Review the existing network and the previously proposed trails connections to determine which routes have been implemented, where improvements are needed and if there are any new opportunities for trail routes.
  • Review best and

In 2006, the City of Kawartha Lakes developed and adopted its first Trails Master Plan, including a City-wide review, investigation and identification of trail opportunities. While the municipality was successful in implementing many of the 2006 recommendations, it's time for a full update to address the changes in the last 15 years and to look towards the future.

The intent of updating the plan is to:

  • Review the existing network and the previously proposed trails connections to determine which routes have been implemented, where improvements are needed and if there are any new opportunities for trail routes.
  • Review best and comparable practices from other municipalities and lessons learned from staff and stakeholders to update policies, processes and practices to support trail planning, design and development.
  • Develop a more detailed and informative implementation strategy and education/outreach tactics to support the roll-out of the plan and encourage increased active recreation and participation.

The full update is expected to be complete by Summer 2022.

  • Public Information Session #2 Presentation Package Now Available

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    We are underway with Round 2 Engagement for the Kawartha Lakes Trails Master Plan Update!

    The Public Information Session #2 presentation package is available for your review. The package consists of the following items:

    1. Presentation slide deck, available under the Project Background and Reports tab
    2. Set of maps available for review and comment at the following link: https://miro.com/app/board/uXjVO9YA4L4=/?share_link_id=182518550069

    As you review the presentation slide deck, we invite you to consider the following questions to guide your feedback. You can provide your feedback to the Project Team directly at kawartha.trailsupdate@cima.ca

    Each set of questions have been grouped by sections of the presentation and the slide numbers have been noted for your reference.

    As you go through the Proposed Approach to the Trails Master Plan Update on slides 17 to 24, please consider:

    1. Are these the right mix of tactics?
    2. What are your views on taking a north, central and south approach with specific destinations and focus areas for improvement?

    As you go through the Proposed Improvements: Key Tactics on slides 26 to 33, please consider:

    1. Do they address the needs, expectations and different facets of trail improvements across Kawartha?

    As you go through the Proposed Trail Design Standards and Guidelines on slides 37 to 62, please consider:

    1. Do the proposed trail design standards and guidelines balance different user needs and expectations across Kawartha?
    2. Do the core components reduce conflicts and enforcement issues?
    3. If not, how else would you want these to be addressed?
    4. What are your views on the trails ands sign classifications?
    5. Did we capture the differences and are these manageable?
    6. How do you see an education strategy working with the trails and sign classifications? And any education strategy examples to share?

    As you go through the Proposed Tactics and Projects Across the Focus Areas and Network on slides 65 to 92, please consider:

    1. Are your interests and concerns sufficiently addressed by the proposed improvements in the focus areas? Where and where not?
    2. Is the right approach being taken for each focus area? What else would you wish to see? E.g., more partnerships, more maintenance, a different tactic altogether?
    3. Any specific questions about East Cameron Lake and Bethany crossings?
    4. Which proposed improvements are highest, moderate and lowest priority? Could you rank them into short, medium and long-term priorities?

    As you go through the Proposed Criteria to Prioritize and Phase Improvements on slides 95 to 96, please consider:

    1. Are these the right questions to prioritize and phase trail improvements?
    2. Which projects should have the greatest priority and be implemented first?
    3. Which projects are longer-term?


    A video recording of the Public Information Session held on April 13, 2022 will also be made available in the coming days.


  • Part 1 Summary Report (December 2021) Now Available

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    The Kawartha Lakes Trails Master Plan Update Part 1 Summary Report and associated maps are now available for viewing. This report is provided for information purposes only as a 'snap shot' of the study progress, findings and engagement activities between the project launch in July 2021 and the wrap-up of Round 1 Engagement in December 2021.

    The Project Team has used the foundations reflected in the Part 1 Summary Report to move into Part 2 of the project - the development of the proposed trails improvements and design standards. This material will be presented in Round 2 Engagement, just getting underway in April 2022.

  • Public Information Session # 2 - April 13, 2022

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    Kawartha Lakes Trails Update - Public Information Session #2

    When: Wednesday April 13, 2022 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtfuCrrDoqEtWaeLUuGGQG34Xd6NBJ4V3y


    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


    Details:

    The municipality of Kawartha Lakes, in partnership with the CIMA+, will host the second public information session for the Trails Master Plan Update. The purpose of this session is to review work completed since Fall 2021 including a summary of what we heard during the first round of engagement, our proposed approach to updating the trails master plan, focus areas and tactics, trail standards and guidelines and next steps in prioritizing improvements.

    When: Wednesday April 13, 2022 from 7pm to 8:30pm

    Where: This will be a virtual online meeting. Please see the registration link above.

    Public Participation: Please log into the online meeting by 6:55pm on Wednesday April 13, 2022. During the meeting there will be opportunities to ask questions.

    Following the meeting, a recording of the presentation will be made available on City of Kawartha Lakes YouTube(External link).

    A copy of the slide deck and maps will be available for review on this Jump In page.

  • Happy New Year

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    Thank you to everyone who participated in the first round of engagement through Fall 2021. A summary report of the background review, public and agency input and foundations of the Trails Master Plan Update will be made available soon.

    Stay tuned as we launch the second round of engagement in later Winter 2022. Key dates to follow.

  • Public Session 1 recording now available

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    Thank you!

    We appreciate everyone who was able to take time out of their busy schedule to attend the first Public Input Session for the Trails Master Plan Update on November 4, 2021. The information and ideas shared have provided us with a considerable amount of context on the existing use and future aspirations for trails in the City of Kawartha Lakes. All input will be reviewed and considered as we move forward with the completion of the first phase of our project. If you were not able to attend the session, we encourage you to:

    • Listen to or view the video recording under the “Public Meetings” section of the page
    • Review the slide deck of materials under "Key Documents"
    • Share your input and ideas on the information presented by contacting kawartha.trailsupdate@cima.ca
  • Register for the Public Info Session - Nov. 4, 2021

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    Kawartha Lakes Trails Update - Public Information Centre #1

    When: Nov 4, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvceCgrj0sH9AEmf_JzX0kfWLykkqP9Yje

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Details:

    The municipality of Kawartha Lakes, in partnership with the project’s consultant, CIMA+, will host the first public information session for the Trails Master Plan Update. The meeting will take place on November 4, 2021 at 7pm and will cover the work that has been done to date on the project, community input and ideas that have been gathered so far and how it has been used, thoughts on the potential updates to the trail vision and objectives, a review of existing and previously planned trail routes and potential trail design considerations.

    When: Thursday November 4, 2021 from 7pm to 8:30pm

    Where: This will be a virtual online meeting. Please see the registration link above.

    Public participation: Please log into the online meeting by 6:55pm on Thursday November 4. During the meeting there will be opportunities to ask questions. If possible, please submit your question in advance (by Wednesday November 3) of the meeting to kawartha.trailsupdate@cima.ca. Following the meeting, a recording of the presentation as well as a copy of the slide deck and materials will be available on the City of Kawartha Lakes YouTube.

    Project brief: In 2006, the City of Kawartha Lakes developed and adopted its first Trails Master Plan, including a City-wide review, investigation and identification of trail opportunities. While the municipality was successful in implementing many of the 2006 recommendations, it is time for a full update to address the changes in the last 15 years and to work towards the future.

    The intent of updating the plan is to:

    • Review the existing network and the previously proposed trails connections to determine which route have been implemented, where improvements are needed and if there are any new opportunities for trail routes;
    • Review best and comparable practices from other municipalities and lessons learned from staff and stakeholders to update policies, processes and practices to support trail planning, design and development; and,
    • develop a more detailed and informative implementation strategy and education/outreach tactics to support the roll-out of the plan and encourage increased active recreation and participation.

    The full update is expected to complete by Spring 2022. For more details about the project and to get involved, please visit www.jumpinkawarthalakes.ca/trailsmasterplan. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the public meeting, please reach out to the project team.


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