Designation of the Pine Street Extension Gas Tax Funded Paved Trail
On April 29, 2019, ATWA asked City Council to request Parks and Community Development (P&CD) to bring the trail in question before Council for designation, something which at a City Council meeting of July 31st, 2017, it said would be done. At that time P & CD also said its recommendation would be to designate the paved trail as non-motorized (summer and winter).
Requiring P&CD to bring the trail before Council for designation would necessitate P & CD to give a logical explanation before Council and the public as to why it has motorized the trail in winter.
Quoting from the April 29, 2019 Minutes of the meeting of the Community Services Committee - City of Whitehorse:"Pine Creek Extension Paved Trail – For Information Only
On behalf of Active Trails Whitehorse Association, Keith Lay requested that the Community Services Committee review the information provided by the Association with respect to the Pine Creek Extension Paved Trail. Mr. Lay stated that there have been ongoing issues with signage and trail uses ever since the trail paving project was completed, and the Association has not been able to get the matter resolved through dealing with administration. He requested that council direct administration to bring forward a non-motorized designation for the trail."
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You can find a video of ATWA's April 29, 2019 presentation before Council at the following site: http://video.isilive.ca/whitehorse/2019-04-29.mp4.html. Scroll down to #3.
Unfortunately, administration has decided that the paved trail in question will be open to snowmobiles in winter. To our knowledge its designation (as such) has not come before City Council for approval. (November, 2021)