Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Uptown Waterloo: Where trails go to die

The Iron Horse Trail officially ends at Caroline Street. A few years ago, the Trails committee managed to get the trail unofficially extended along the west side of Caroline as far as William Street: the narrow sidewalk was replaced with a smooth, three meter wide asphalt trail. But even that bit of the trail lacks any signage. And at William it peters out altogether. If you know what you’re doing you can carry on down Caroline for two long blocks and cross Erb Street, where the trail starts again and goes into Waterloo Park. What we urgently need is to:
  • Finish the part of the trail on Caroline, with trail signs and safe crossings.
  • Create a trail from William to Erb along the west side of Caroline, with at least three meters width of smooth pavement, and with signs.
See also: Laurel Trail Interrupted


The Mound of Sound said...

If it's asphalt it's not a trail.

mhbpna said...

re: "If it's asphalt it's not a trail." OK, so I guess non of the "Iron Horse Trail" is actually a "trail"? And none of the Laural Trail is a trail? You need to adjust your definitions a bit when you live in a city.