(07-02-2015, 08:32 AM)ookpik Wrote:Quote:The real place where work is needed is where the Laurel trail crosses Weber. I know this is on the city planners' minds.The issue is that there's a trail "discontinuity" there between Weber and Moses Springer park. They need to extend the trail along the creek NE-bound from Weber to the park as well as provide for a proper, safe crossing.
That would be nice! But the current intent is to provide a useful crossing of Weber at MacKay, and use MacKay as a connector to Moses Springer the same way Carter is a connector from MS to the Hillside Park trail. Right now, getting across Weber here is pretty tough especially at p.m. rush hour. For Laurel trail to be contiguous and family friendly, that's a bigger impediment than building a trail connection along the creek.
Incidentally, the plan (at least as of late 2013) is detailed in this public information centre material: http://www.waterloo.ca/en/contentresourc...r_2013.pdf
Obviously some of the dates were optimistic, and other details may have been altered (for instance, they heard pretty clearly that the situation at Weber needed improvement.)