A busy summer for IMBA Canada’s consulting arm
Trail Solutions is IMBA Canada's professional consulting arm. Headed by Trail Specialist Daniel Scott, IMBA staff are versed in trail design and planning, assessment, education, and project management. Here's an update on Daniel's travels so far this summer:
(Regina, SK) The Wascana Off-Road Hand Cycle Trail system has been approved by Sasketchewan Provincial Parks and construction is underway, with Sustainable Trails Ltd. building under the project management and design vision of IMBA Canada’s Trail Specialist, Daniel Scott. The project is slated to be complete in the early fall.
(Corner Brook, NL) Three weeks of field work have been completed for the Corner Brook Masterplan, resulting in 50km of trail being designed. A draft of the masterplan is currently in the works, which has also opened doors to more potential work in Western Newfoundland. Stay tuned for more on that!
Corner Brook, NL
(Georgina, ON) Two weeks ago, Daniel met with Jay Hoots of Hoots Inc., the Sentiers Boréals team, and Bill and Rich of Sustainable Trails Ltd. to finalize the design of the Georgina Bike Park. To date, the “north shore” trail has been designed and building has commenced. Construction on Georgina’s new Recreational Outdoor Campus, which is slated to include pump tracks, dirt jumps, a progressive trail system, along with soccer fields and a splash pad, should wrap up mid-fall.
Design team at Georgina Bike Park
In the coming weeks, Daniel Scott will be heading to Fundy National Park to commence work designing mountain bike optimized trails in the Park, as well as work alongside Mark Schmidt, Parks Canada Trails Analyst, on a road to trail conversion project.
Other work in the fall will include trips to the Puslinch Tract in central Ontario, and to Saskatchwean, to kick off a multi-use trails masterplan for the Wascana Provincial Recreation site.