Mattamy Homes has recently installed safety signage where the Trans Canada Trail intersects with Rouncey Road in the new Abbottsville development which is currently under construction. Cyclists are requested to stop and dismount their bicycles when travelling on the Trans Canada Trail and crossing this intersection. It is important to take caution especially given the close proximity to an active construction site.
While I can appreciate that it can be disruptive to have to stop cycling in this area it is important to note that the crossing of the Trans Canada Trail at this intersection was identified in the Fernbank Community Design Plan (CDP). In the Fernbank CDP it was noted to limit the amount of crossings of the trail and therefor there are only 2 crossings that will be made in the whole development of the Fernbank lands, one at Rouncey and one at Robert Grant.
Make infrastructure count! Survey launches July 24th
Public infrastructure forms the backbone of our communities: social housing, transit systems, parks, bridges, wastewater treatment plants, community centres, and so much more. Now the federal government is calling on municipalities to help better inform governments and Canadians about infrastructure across Canada.
Canada’s Core Public Infrastructure (CCPI) survey is an opportunity to ensure that the public assets in your community are included in the national picture of Canada’s infrastructure. It will give all of us comprehensive, objective, comparable data on the current state and performance of Canada’s core public assets.
Local solutions, national challenges
Statistics Canada will launch the CCPI on July 24, 2017. It will survey public infrastructure asset owners at the federal, provincial, territorial and municipal levels. The target respondents are primarily municipalities, but regional, provincial and federal governments and Indigenous communities will be invited to participate.
A public report will be produced and shared online, presenting a summary of the key findings in 2018.
Working together, we have achieved unprecedented government investment in crucial infrastructure. Like never before, Ottawa is turning to municipal governments to deliver local solutions to national challenges. This survey will help paint the national picture of how local governments are building a better Canada.
Participation is mandatory and responses will be due within three weeks after the release of the survey. We know the timelines are tight, but this reporting requirement is part of this new era of partnership among orders of government.
Our understanding is that Statistics Canada will provide contact information should your municipality have questions or concerns in responding to the survey. FCM will keep you updated if there is more information to share.
For more information on the CCPI survey, please visit Infrastructure Canada’s website.