Bike Route From Gravenhurst To Bala Inches Closer To Reality
A bike path from Bala to Gravenhurst could be a reality in the future after a motion was passed at Gravenhurst Council to request the District to accelerate the timing of a Highway 169 rehabilitation project.
The request, which would include support from both Gravenhurst and Muskoka Lakes councils after the latter reviews the motion, would include paved shoulders as part of a proposed bike path.
Gravenhurst Councillor Jo Morphy says that this would provide safer and environmentally friendly travel, while connecting Muskoka Lakes and Gravenhurst.
Seven of the nine council members voted for the motion to progress. Councillor John Gordon suggests bikers use an alternative path, while Councillor Heidi Lorenz says it’s inefficient to rip up the road before it’s necessary.
By Leila Nasr-Sharifi, special to HuntersBayRadio.com