Innisfil Trails Program

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We want Innisfil residents to not only feel safe getting around town, but also enjoy doing so. That's why we're working to create more trails and transit networks that promote active transportation - a way for people of all ages to walk, bike, and generally get around town without a vehicle.

Implementing projects that are pedestrian friendly will encourage residents just like you to get outside and get active. We want to curb declining physical activity rates in Simcoe County and help people to choose active ways to get from point A to point B. Think of it as a win-win, healthy for both you and for the environment.

Queen Street Pedestrian Crossing in Cookstown

We're excited to share that a new pedestrian crossing will be created to help trail users get around safely. With the push of a button, you'll be able to pause traffic and get from one side of the trail to the other.

This pedestrian crossing receives funding through the Ministry of Transportation’s Connecting Links Program. Through this program, the province assists municipalities with the repair and upkeep of designated municipal roadways and bridges that connect two ends of a provincial highway through a community or to a border crossing.

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We want Innisfil residents to not only feel safe getting around town, but also enjoy doing so. That's why we're working to create more trails and transit networks that promote active transportation - a way for people of all ages to walk, bike, and generally get around town without a vehicle.

Implementing projects that are pedestrian friendly will encourage residents just like you to get outside and get active. We want to curb declining physical activity rates in Simcoe County and help people to choose active ways to get from point A to point B. Think of it as a win-win, healthy for both you and for the environment.

Queen Street Pedestrian Crossing in Cookstown

We're excited to share that a new pedestrian crossing will be created to help trail users get around safely. With the push of a button, you'll be able to pause traffic and get from one side of the trail to the other.

This pedestrian crossing receives funding through the Ministry of Transportation’s Connecting Links Program. Through this program, the province assists municipalities with the repair and upkeep of designated municipal roadways and bridges that connect two ends of a provincial highway through a community or to a border crossing.

Stay in the Know!

We encourage you to click the subscribe button on this page to receive project updates. When new work happens and opportunities to leave feedback become available - you'll be the first to know.

  • Trails Program Background

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    In 2016, the Town of Innisfil implemented the "Trails Master Plan" to provide Town Staff, Council, developers, and community partners with a guiding document that will advance the Town's trail network over the next 10 years and beyond. The Master plan focuses on off-road linkages such as multi-use trails, pathways, and sidewalks in key areas. The 2016 Trails Master Plan can be viewed on the Town's website under the following link:

    https://innisfil.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2016.11.30_Trails_Master_Plan_Final.pd

    In 2018, Town Council approved Capital Project "Trail Program - Implement Trails Master Plan". This Capital Project implements new trails within the Town on a yearly basis based on the recommendations made in the 2016 Trails Masters Plan

  • Active Projects

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    Jack Crescent Trail

    A separate page has been created for the Jack Crescent Trail. Please click on the below link for more information on this project:

    https://www.getinvolvedinnisfil.ca/jack-crescent-trail

    Pedestrian Crossings

    The Town is proposing to install pedestrian crossings at the below locations:

    • Jans Boulevard & Corm Street
    • Jans Boulevard & Westmount Avenue
    • Webster Boulevard - In-between Hunter Street and Butler Street
    • Queen Street & Fisher Lane

    Design for the pedestrian crossings began in 2018 and is being completed by the Town's Engineering Consultant (IBI Group). The design phase of the pedestrian crossings is expected to continue until the spring of 2021 with a tentative construction schedule for the summer/ fall of 2021.

    2021 Trail Program

    The planned trail works include the below locations:

    Centennial Park Trail

    • Centennial Park is located in the north - east quadrant of the intersection of 7th Line and 10th Sideroad. The park consists of a large grassed area with some trees, a large pond, a creek, a playground and sitting area.
    • Preliminary works for this trail include: a walking trail around the perimeter of the park, installation of park benches and a trail bridge structure crossing the existing pond.

    South Innisfil Arboretum Trail

    • The South Innisfil Arboretum is located north - east of the intersection of 20th Sideroad and Shore Acres Drive. The Arboretum consists of a large grassed area with various trees and park benches.
    • Preliminary works for this trail include: a walking trail around the perimeter of the grassed area, installation of park benches and various plantings along the trail.

    Nantyr Drive and Ralston Loop Trail Connection

    • This trail is located within a Town owned parcel of land in between Nantyr Drive and Ralston Loop. The portion of land is densely forested, consisting of various trees and shrubs.
    • Preliminary works for the trail include: a walking trail connecting the existing Nantyr Drive and Ralston Loop walkways, and removal of trees and shrubs to accommodate the trail. Some tree plantings may need to occur to offset trees that have been removed.

    Design for the 2021 Trail Program began in early 2021 and is being completed by the Town's Engineering Consultant (Ainley & Associates Ltd.). The design phase of the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2021 with a tentative construction schedule for the spring/ summer of 2022.

  • Completed Projects

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    Bike Lanes

    During the summer/ fall of 2020 the Town of Innisfil constructed bicycle lanes on the following roads:

    • Jans Boulevard
    • Webster Boulevard
    • Leslie Drive
    • Anna Maria Avenue

    The Town will be utilizing automated bicycle counters to monitor the usage of the bike lanes during the summer of 2021. The counters will allow Town Staff to collect data to showcase actual usage versus perceived usage. Once this information is collected Town Staff will conduct a full review of the pilot and present the information to Council who will either extend the project permanently, or let the paint fade out naturally.

Page published: 16 July 2021, 05:29