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Tuesday, 01 November 2016 20:48

By shank’s mare in Bobcaygeon

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            Environmental Action Bobcaygeon (EAB) told community members at two recent Open House meetings about their plan to make Bobcaygeon better for walking and cycling

            The plan, prepared with a $52,600 Trillium grant, will 1) identify safe and scenic routes for pedestrians and cyclists, 2) add interpretive

signage to highlight the community’s natural features, municipal parks, heritage buildings, and First Nations and other historic points of interest, and 3) look at improved street landscaping, streetlights, traffic lights and pedestrian crossings.

            Local MPP Laurie Scott said besides helping “improve the conditions for pedestrians and cyclists,” the project will also “encourage tourism in this beautiful part of our province.”

            The plan “will capitalize on existing road/sidewalk/trail infrastructure and other public lands to create the best possible experience for users of all ages and physical abilities,” said Richard Fedy, EAB co-president. The aim is to encourage a healthier, more active lifestyle.

            In 2013, EAB partnered with the city to build Wilderness Park (wildernesspark.ca), a beautiful little eight-acre park in the northeast corner of Bobcaygeon with hiking trails, nature interpretation signs and a large bee garden or pollinator patch. 

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