In an effort to enhance accessibility on the county’s Greenway trails, the Essex County Accessibility Advisory Committee has partnered with the Essex Region Conservation Authority to launch a web page seeking public input.
“Accessibility is often more complex than people who don’t have challenges can imagine,” said Christine Easterbrook, chairwoman of the advisory committee.
“That is why we want everyone to look at these wonderful trails from that perspective.”
This first phase of the committee’s WE Check the Trails project will focus on ERCA’s 80 kilometres of trails, which include the Chrysler Canada Greenway, the Cypher Systems Group Greenway and the Rotary (1918) Centennial Hub.
Greenway trails were designed for multiple uses including hiking, cycling, nature observation and in some areas horseback riding.
The trail’s limestone surface is designed to meet provincial accessibility standards and be environmentally sustainable.