The 5E's: Engineering

Engineering: Budget and Implementation responsibility to create sustainable trails, not just re-use existing unsustainable linear disturbances.

  • A budget to implement and maintain a trail network as outlined in the Master Plan;

  • Implementation responsibility assigned to appropriate government department 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; and

  • ‘Adopt a Trail’ programs to ensure user ownership for clean-up and monitoring of recreational trails.