Regional Trails Strategy
The final Regional Trails Strategy will provide the CCCTA and its partners with a framework to guide strategic development & management of trails within the region for a period of ten years, aligning with the Regional and Planning Area Destination Development Strategies.
The CCCTA has engaged Larose Research & Strategy (Peter Larose) and McElhanney Ltd (Ted Morton) to manage the project, which will run from November 2021 to April 2022.
Goals and Outcomes
The Regional Trails Strategy will:
- Systematically engage with local governments, Indigenous communities, and trails stakeholders & users to assess their trail-related opportunities and challenges;
- Identify best practices, tools, and resources to assist communities with trail development, management, and funding/governance;
- Strategically identify priorities for trails-related investments throughout the region, including new trail development, maintenance, and possibly decommissioning.
- Inclusivity – ensuring all voices and perspectives are included, using a combination of IAP2 public engagement processes, and Indigenous engagement protocols (“Working in a Good Way” and the Indigenous Food Sovereignty Working Group’s “Cross-Cultural Protocols”).
- Respect – recognizing and respecting that all types of trails have value to groups and individuals, whether they are motorized or non-motorized, recreation-focused or culture/business-focused.
- Local Knowledge – acting with the understanding that local communities know their issues and opportunities best, and managing thorough engagement processes to gather this vital input
- Solutions-focus – seeking to identify practical solutions that results in maximum benefits for all.