The 5E's: Engineering

Engineering – Responsible budgeting and implementation to create sustainable trails, not just re-use of existing linear disturbances that are not sustainable.

  • A budget to implement and maintain a trail network as outlined in the Master Plan.
  • Responsibility for implementation assigned to appropriate government departments with milestones for progress and completion.
  • Trails built to standards that offer challenges, experiences, and "trail time" such that users feel no need to 'make their own fun'.
  • A variety of Trail Standards to offer transportation corridors, as well as challenging alternate routes for varying skill levels of users.
  • Source of ongoing funding to provide maintenance and repair of heavily used trails.
  • 'Adopt a Trail' programs to ensure user ownership for clean up and monitoring of recreational trails.