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Detailed Trail Inventory & Assessment

Ontario

There are many benefits to be gleaned from developing integrated trail systems, from the recreational qualities, health benefits, increased community stewardship, and influence on the overall transportation infrastructure. However, in order for communities to meet expectations of the benefits from trails, the overall network must be developed in a logical and hierarchal manner with uniform principles and a detailed cataloguing of the trail network. Seferian Design has worked with several Municipalities to develop a set of goals and priorities for a trail network, including the detailed inventory and assessment of existing systems. We have experience cataloguing trails with GPS unit and analyzing routes and systems using GIS.

Successful trails promote community participation, and local partnerships should be encouraged between private companies, landowners, neighbouring municipalities, local governments, and advocacy groups in order to strengthen community involvement and trail stewardship initiatives within local communities.