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Lots To Be Addressed By Bracebridge With Sidewalks & Trails

Posted: 2019-11-26 07:20:36 By: hbr

Bracebridge councillors recently heard there are a number of areas that need addressing when it comes to sidewalks and trails.

During a recent Bracebridge general committee meeting, the Town's Active Transportation Committee reported  that areas of concern include Cedar Lane near Frederick Street which could be the site of a potential new hospital,  Fraserburgh Road near the fairground, and a pedestrian crossing for Taylor Road over Highway 11, which is frequently used to access the Peak Fields baseball diamonds.

Council also heard Macaulay Public School has decided to get on board with the Simcoe Muskoka Active School Travel Project. Macaulay will be one of 17 schools to institute an active transportation plan meant to decrease traffic congestion near schools and increase physical activity among students. 

Coun. Rick Maloney also informed council that the BIA will finish installation of three new bike racks in the downtown core within the next couple of weeks. Those are in addition  to eight new bike racks which were recently purchased by the Rotary Club of Bracebridge and Muskoka lakes and incorporate the Silver Bridge motif into their design.