Sep 24, 2012, 3:00 am

September 2012 has turned out to be an absolutely spectalar one weather-wise.  Ten days of beautiful blue skies provided ideal fieldwork conditions as IMBA Canada embarks on developing another trails masterplan for a community along the Yellowhead Highway (16) in northern British Columbia.

Sep 6, 2012, 10:00 am
Trails | GTA

A reminder to all natural environment (dirt) trail users in the GTA,


The City of Toronto manages a trail network of nearly 400 km of paved and granular multi-use trails.  In addition to these trails, there is an extensive network of informal natural-surface (dirt) trails and pathways within natural area parkland and ravines.  These trails are well-used by hikers, dog-walkers, and mountain bikers, and are highly valued as an important part of the recreational trail network.


Jun 21, 2012, 9:37 am

Back in 2007, I sat on an advisory panel on behalf of IMBA to assist in the creation of a provincial trails strategy for the province of British Columbia. Although the ‘Trails Strategy for British Columbia’ is still waiting to be formally adopted, the final draft of the document has been used to run a pilot project program where government recreation officers work closely with clubs who build and maintain trails. In return, the clubs receive authorization to expand their trail network, enhancing the local experience and attracting some well-needed tourism dollars to their economy.

Jul 21, 2011, 8:22 am

Cycling is growing across the globe as fuel prices rise across North America. People are rediscovering bikes as transportation: It's fun, it's cheap and it helps the environment by taking cars off the congested roads. Every transportation agency is investing in cycling to help cater the rising demands for quality infrastructures. Bike paths, bike lanes, cycletracks, sharrows and bicycle boulevards are paving the ways for cyclists to get around. But what if we included natural surfaced trails into our transportation planning?