The City of Maple Ridge has moved to the second step of their community consultation in developing a recreational trail plan for Thornhill (Grant Hill).
The first step of community consultation was the online survey conducted last year. Part 2 of community consultation follows up on this information with another online survey, available until December 12th. We recommend reviewing the following information before completing the survey:
We invite all trail users at Thornhill to share their feedback with the City of Maple Ridge.
Here are a few highlights from the results of the first consultation as listed on the City of Maple Ridge website:
- Of the Maple Ridge residents, 43% identified as hiking trail users, 41% identified as mountain bike trail users, 10% identified as equestrian trail users and 6% identified as other trail users including dog walkers, trail runners, photographers and bird watchers
- Just over half of the Maple Ridge resident trail users visited the Thornhill trails several times a week, with most trail users from outside of Maple Ridge visiting a few times a month
- The trails on Thornhill were important to trail users for various reasons including, for meeting other people, recreating outdoors and for health and fitness reasons; as well, the close proximity of these trails to the urban area
- The most requested support for trail users was for additional signage, maps, and wayfinding followed by an improved parking and staging area at 256 Street
Alternatively, questions and comments can also be sennt to Chad Neufeld, Manager of Parks Planning & Development, at 604 467-7338 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: City of Maple Ridge, Thornhill Trails Study https://www.mapleridge.ca/1441/Park-Development