Vote for trails

 We will be surveying candidates in the upcoming municipal elections to gather information on their positions regarding active transport, trail protection and trail development in Chelsea.  The Low Down is publishing the survey and we will be posting the results.

We encourage Chelsea voters to ask candidates where they stand regarding these trail issues, and to take their positions into consideration when casting their votes on Nov. 3.

Our questions are:

1. Do you believe the Municipality should promote non-motorized active transport within its territory?

2. Do you believe all proposed sub-division projects in Chelsea should include a trail plan? 

3. What do you think are the main trail issues in the Municipality and in the ward you want to represent?

4. What concrete steps would you propose to advance the protection of existing trails and the building of new trails?

5. The Municipality has supported the grooming of a winter trail along the 15 km railway corridor for the past eight years. Would you continue municipal support for the winter trail?

6. If the tourist train does not run in the future, would you support the creation of a non-motorized trail along the Chelsea railway corridor?


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4 Responses to Vote for trails

  1. Lisa Nanni says:

    As a candidate running for ward 5, I support the work and dedication that goes into creating our trail network. I believe that the main issues in my ward are neighbour relations and that all steps need to be taken so that people are comfortable with the fact that their property joins municipal land. It would be beneficial to have this made clear in all real estate transactions. As a resident of ward 5, I am thrilled that a trail runs along my backyard. My family has helped to build it and we use it everyday.
    Lisa Nanni

  2. Johanne Geoffrion says:

    Très bonne initiative – BRAVO. Ces sentiers sont très appréciés, en particulier le sentier hivernal sur la voie ferrée.

  3. Elizabeth burnet says:

    How can we ask our candidates how they feel about these trail issues when those who live in the effected areas have not been asked????

  4. Sam Landon says:

    Thanks for doing this survey. Will be interested to see the results. As an enthusiastic supporter of turning the rail corrider into a non motorized trail, I wonder why you frame your final question with the caveat “if the train does not run in the future”. Would it not be more direct to ask whether the candidates would support the rail to trail idea INSTEAD of the train? or do you frame the question this way on the assumption that all candidates are in favour of the train? just curious. thanks.

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