Rotary Walk & Run June 3 Supports Innisfil Trails

Rotary Club of Innisfil has been instrumental in fostering the development of a public trail through a 55 acre woodlot behind the Town Hall and Recreation Complex extending to the 7th Line. The Rotary Trail project consists of “a series of walking and biking trails that will be open to the community and visitors, as well as create a Living Classroom of our local ecosystem our students can come to explore.”  An initial portion of the trail was officially opened last fall and Rotary members are eager to further develop the project.

According to press reports, the County of Simcoe will link the trail to Alcona through a walking/cycling path planned along Innisfil Beach Road when it is widened. “There will also be a link to other County trail systems such as Simcoe and Huronia Trails and the Trans Canada Trail.”

Rotary is organizing this year’s Walk and Run at Innisfil Recreation Complex on Saturday June 3 to help raise funds for this ambitious trail project. (The total funding target is $2,000,000). In the past 2 years the Fun Run has contributed $8,000 toward the trails project. Additional funding has come from the the Trillium Foundation and the Inspiring Innisfil grant program.

This year, participants meet at the Innisfil Recreation Complex, registration starting at 7:30 a.m.; warm-up at 9 a.m. for a 5 km Fun Walk and Run. Entry is $5 for adults and seniors or $20 for families. (See below to register in advance online) The Walk & Run is followed by more Family Fun Day events at the Recreation Complex.

Fun Run 2017

 

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Where Do You Want to Go? How Do You Want to Get There?

The Town of Innisfil is asking for ideas and comments from Innisfil residents concerning a Transportation Master Plan. A short survey of about a dozen questions is now available online to allow residents to express their preferences for types of transportation, potential destinations and routes. Click on Transportation Master Plan Survey to add your views and share your ideas.

An engineering consultant has been retained at a budgeted cost of $200,000 to prepare a Master Transportation Plan “to review present and future transportation requirements for the current and planned Official Plan populations”.  It is expected to:

  • assess the vehicular and pedestrian traffic requirements for the Official Plan populations and Official Plan Amendment #1 populations
  • be utilized as a background planning document for the next Development Charges Study update
  • include a needs assessment for sensitive areas
  • guide the development of the Town’s long-term transportation network including roads, sidewalks, trails and other transportation options
  • Supports the Town’s desire to develop a sustainable transportation system with protection for future transit opportunities

Work on the Plan is scheduled to begin now with an environmental assessment and will continue to the end of the year.