All – If you think singletrack, and other recreational trails, are an important recreational resource to Haligonians, and worthy of funding consideration, please contact your Councillor today. Their contact info, and more information, is here: http://mcintoshrun.ca/2018/support-recreational-trails-in-halifax/
A short email hitting the following points will do:
- Recreational trails for mountain bikes, trail running etc are important to you and your family.
- Halifax could use more and/or better trails, and are the sort of recreational infrastructure you’d like the city to support.
- You are concerned that NO funding is available for community-supported rec trails, and that would continue in the proposed budget.
Why so rushed? Halifax Council is meeting today to review next year’s budget. Unfortunately, the current proposal would continue Halifax’s past behaviour with regards to trails: NO funding for community-led rec trails.
If you’re a fiscal hawk: It’s important to note that the funding requested for recreational trails by a group of trail groups (MRWA just one), is very small in the context of Halifax’ budget for parks and recreation – less than the cost of a single neighbourhood playground.
Mentioning McIntosh Run trails by name in your letter would be fine (as an example of what you’d like to see more of) but isn’t necessary. Rec trail funding is important to any group that wants to develop recreational trails, including singletrack, in HRM.