Monday, November 19, 2012

Naming the trails in the City of Langley

Back when the City of Langley participated in the Communities in Bloom program, people noticed that the City did not have names for any of its trails. At that time, it was brought to the attention of Council who deferred the matter onto the Parks and Environment Advisory Committee (PEAC) which I am currently serving on. The naming of the trails in the City had a few false starts and we decided that the City should implement an infrastructure naming policy before we would work any further on naming trails. The infrastructure naming policy process was started last year and the City adopted the naming policy earlier this year. At the last PEAC meeting, we made namimg recommendations for the first batch of trails in the City with a focus on the Nicomekl Floodplain. The floodplain hosts the majority of the trails in the community. We decided to go with names that reflect natural features or names that are already commonly used to identify the trails. Tonight, City Council will be voting on either moving forward with the process of naming the trails based on our recommendations or sending us back to the drawing board.

City of Langley Trail System. Click image to enlarge.

Proposed Names
Trail 3 – City Park Trail
Trail 4 – Dog Park Loop
Trail 6 -Pleasantdale Creek Trail
Trail 7 - Muckle Creek Trail
Trail 10 – Brydon Lagoon Nature Trail

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