The president of the Queens County ATV Association, who is a frequent cyclist, says he would like the trail to be accessible to and safe for everyone.
Over the past year, the association has been doing a study to produce a report about a multiuse trail through the south part of Queens County, says Hatt.
This report is ready, and the association requested a meeting to present its information. Council decided at its Committee of the Whole meeting July 9 to hold a public-information session at Queens Place Emera Centre at 7 p.m. on Tues., July 31.
The report the association prepared will supply the information council requires to make a decision, says Hatt.
“The completed ones (trails) would be the trail that starts at the Lunenburg County line, runs through to Brooklyn where it intersects old Highway 3 in Brooklyn, and then it picks up again in Port Mouton and runs to Sable River,” he says.
According to Hatt, many people in Queens County are in favour of a multiuse trail for recreation.
Some residents don’t support the trail, and Hatt says this depends on which route the trail takes.
Hatt says a route hasn’t yet been established, so it’s difficult to identify people who have concerns.
The association worked with Rails to Trails to complete trails up to Brooklyn and the other side of Port Mouton, says Hatt. The groups have also done a lot of work on the trail between Liverpool and Summerville Centre.
The aim of the meeting, says Hatt, is to share the report and determine how and when the project will be accomplished. Groups have been working on the project for quite a few years, he says.
“I Hope (the meeting) is another step finished and we’re another step closer to accomplishing it,” Hatt says.