Huron County hosting public open houses to determine preferred local cycling routes

May 17, 2017

In partnership with the Waterfront Regeneration Trust, the County is hosting public open houses to determine the best regional cycling routes. Public input is needed to update the Huron County Cycling Map and to make recommendations for improving these routes further.

In addition, the meetings will discuss the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail project, which is an initiative of the Waterfront Regeneration Trust. Using existing roadways, this project proposes to connect all of Canada’s Great Lakes with a dedicated cycling route as close to the water’s edge as feasible. Establishing the Lake Huron portion of the trail has been prioritized by the Trust for the 2017-18 period.

Cycling advocates pose for a photo in front of the  "Share the Road" backdrop at the Summit.

Huron cycling advocates attended the 2017 Ontario Cycling Summit in Toronto on April 12. Left to right: Paul Vandermolen, Huron East; Susanna Reid, Huron County; Con Melady, Goderich; Julie Sawchuck, Blyth; Bob Payne, Goderich; Jay Dixon; Steve Lund, Huron County; Laura Dekroon, Huron County; Marlaine Kohler, Waterfront Trail.

“The Waterfront Trail has the potential to grow cycling tourism in Huron County, which links to our recently adopted cycling strategy,” said Huron County Planner, Susanna Reid. “The County is facilitating public input on the project to ensure that all perspectives are incorporated into the plan.”

Two public open houses to discuss Huron County cycling routes are planned for the following dates. Members of the public are invited to drop in anytime between 5 pm and 8 p.m. to provide comments. There will be a scheduled presentation about the Waterfront Trail at the May 31st meeting at 5:15 p.m.

May 31st – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Blyth Arena, 377 Gypsy Lane, Blyth, ON

June 15th – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Crediton Community Centre, 8 Victoria Avenue, Crediton, ON

For more information, please contact planning@huroncounty.ca or 519-524-8394, ext 3

For more information contact:

Scott Currie, Communications Coordinator
519.524.8394 (ext 3268)
scurrie@huroncounty.ca