City Council has agreed to a multi-million dollar plan that will expand and link Guelph’s Trail System, but they did not approve the costs of maintaining them year round.
The Active Transportation Network Design Guidelines and Feasibility Study, which recommends spending 12.27 million dollars over ten years to expand and connect the trails was approved Tuesday night.
According to the report, there are just over 20 kilometers in new off-road trails being proposed, along with just under eight kilometers of on-road links, making a total of 54 kilometers of routes accessible across the city.
Staff said it would cost 8-thousand dollars per kilometer – or about $271,000 annually to maintain the off-road portions of the network. Mayor Cam Guthrie questioned the need to maintain the trails in the winter, when very few people use them.
A final vote will take place July 24th.