Local trail and pathway system in the Oliver area...
The Oliver and District Community and Economic Development Society (ODCEDS), on behalf of the Town of Oliver, the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS) and the Oliver & District Parks and Recreation Society initiated a process to plan, develop and expand the local trail and pathway system in the Oliver area.
To balance the needs and objectives of local stakeholders composed of motorized vehicle users, back country horsemen, hikers, mountain and road bikers, local business, agriculture, First Nations and local government. S.L.A. and Catalyst Community and Resort Planning worked with stakeholder groups and within public consultation process to develop a trails master plan document that defined the program for the implementation of the trails master Plan.
The trails need to:
- Be a multi-use system
- Provide an experience that is safe secure and simple to use
- Showcase the aesthetic and recreational character of the community
- Compliment and enhance local businesses
- Ensure a positive interface with agriculture
- Offer a multi-generational experienced
- Enhance and not compromise the natural environment
- Provide educational and interpretative opportunities
- Have strong community support
- Be constructed to be sustainable overtime.
- Develop a Strategic Master Plan for the Trail Network in the Oliver Area
The Action Plan
Defined the program for the implementation of the Master Plan:
- Identified Trail Planning Principals Based on Opportunities and Constraints
- Developed Trail Routing and Hierarchy
- Detailed Trail Types: Construction of Estimated Capital Construction Costs for New Trail Development
- Established Trail Building Standards by Trail Type
- Determined Trail Construction Costs by Trail Type
- Listed Potential Capital Cost Funding Options
- Defined Trail Network Operating Responsibilities
- Documented Right of Way Ownership and Responsibilities
- Identified ongoing maintenance and operating costs
- Recognized Operating Funding Options For Ongoing Management of Oliver's Trails