Thinking that everyone that has contributed to the development, maintenance and improvement of the Caledon Rail Trail over the years should be loudly congratulated . It is truly one of the most beautiful & defining assets of Caledon. The volume of traffic on the Rail –Trail makes it an irrefutable fact about being a natural beacon for tourists of every description.
Since last October Karin & Tom of Accurate (Peel) Appraisals have been training for an overseas Cycling for Softies Trip. The upcoming cycle trip entails covering approx. 60 km per day for a week. So some reasonable amount of training was required. Subsequently they have had the privilege of collectively cumulating nearly 2,000 km on our beautiful trail system over the last 10 months. Which has resulted in many observations, most positive but a few that could do with some refining..
Firstly, 2 of the most admired safety features on the Trail are the pedestrian/cycle crossings in Caledon East & Palgrave. Not only does it greatly promote safer conduit on the trail, it substantially enhances the social fabric of the village by slowing traffic , especially on highway 50.
It is not hard to acknowledge that these enhanced engineered crossings are modestly expensive. However trail crossings at busy intersections like Old Church Road, the Gore, Mississauga , McLaughlin and Mt Wolfe would become infinitely safer if the roadways had fluorescent painted crossings. Thinking that the cost of a few cans of paint is a paltry sum, if it helps save a life! Please be aware that not all cyclists are adults !
Further, scheduling that the various garbage cans that are clustered at several of the road entry terminals be emptied on a regular basis should be a quintessential civic responsibility.
Finally, the repugnantly fragrant Port o Let In Inglewood truly lends a special ambience to traveling the trail. The fact that it is positioned immediately beside the entry gate just adds to its civic grandeur & panache.
Whatever service can be rendered in regards to these aforementioned items would be a real asset to the community, especially with the fall tourist season fast approaching.