Over the past year and a half, TCAT has been working with The Communities in Action (CIA) Committee to undertake a rural Active Neighbourhoods Canada Project in Haliburton. The CIA Committee was formed in 2004 to create healthy and active rural communities through active transportation policy, research and multi-sector partnerships. As a result of this project, we are excited to announce the release of County Road 21/Highland St., Haliburton: Portrait & Active Neighbourhood Plan. This Plan addresses active transportation barriers and opportunities in the local built form.
The data and community ideas summarized in this document highlight how the project’s proposed vision: for CR21/Highland St. to become a more complete street, is built on local resident engagement and professional input expressed in guiding principles. The project chose to separate out stated goals as 1, 5 and 20 year actions within the Plan. This way people can begin to see changes with quick-win actions within the first year. The roadway design was separated into three distinct conditions that respond to existing infrastructure; these are (section a) the active living corridor, (section b) the shared roadway and (section c) the active transportation trail.