Item - 2017.PW25.14
- This item was considered by Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on November 29, 2017. The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee has referred this item to an official or other body without making a decision. Consult the text of the decision for further information on the referral.
PW25.14 - Multi-Use Trail Centennial College Progress Campus and Military Trail Road
- Decision Type:
The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee:
1. Referred the item to the Budget Committee for consideration in the 2018 budget process.
Within the Highland Creek watershed – where Markham Branch meets Malvern Branch - there is a confluence with naturalized trail, which externs from the rear of the Centennial College Progress Campus (941 Progress Avenue) all the way to Military Trail road. However the multi-use trail, along with bridge connections over the watershed, is not properly connected and accessible. The existing trail is disconnected and allows individuals to only reach a certain section. Access points exist from both the rear of the Centennial College and from the Military Trail, however the trails remain obstructed and disconnected.
An accessible, properly connected, and uninterrupted multi-use trail would allow the residents, students, and nature lovers to walk or cycle to the College campus and to Markham Road, thereby easing the need to drive and put less pressure on traffic in the area. The multi-use trail would also provide access for recreational use such as biking, hiking, nature activities from Centennial College (just south of Highway 401) all the way to the shore of Lake Ontario at the mouth of Highland Creek.
That the item be referred to the Budget Committee for consideration in the 2018 budget process.