Spur Line Trail – Public Drop-in – Feb 26 6.30pm

Tonight I’m heading to the Spur Line public information drop-in. It’s Thursday Feb 26 2015 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. It’s at the Region of Waterloo Office – Front Lobby (150 Frederick Street, Kitchener). (She tells me there’s going to be pie and punch). The Spur line is a leisurely rail line (that at times carries hazardous materials through our neighbourhoods) that goes from the Kitchener Via / Go station connecting with Uptown Waterloo (it actually goes all the way to St Jacobs and Elmira but that’s a different project). This pathway is already well established and has been used for … Continue reading Spur Line Trail – Public Drop-in – Feb 26 6.30pm

New Fixit Bike Stand at Queen and Iron Horse Trail

Early Saturday morning, I stepped out of my house and began my run starting with a 5 minute warm up walk. We made it down Queen street, crossed the street, and was surprised to be greeted by this new fixture! I thought back to Thursday morning and was pretty sure we would have seen this up as we did push ups and step ups on the bench right beside it (and trust me, I don’t think we could have missed this vibrant green thing had we tried!) Here are all the tools available, all tied up so hopefully no one … Continue reading New Fixit Bike Stand at Queen and Iron Horse Trail

Party on the Iron Horse Trail

What a delightful afternoon all along the Iron Horse Trail. It really was beautiful. It was such a refreshing grassroots event. Friendly people everywhere! I didn’t take as many pictures as I should so I’ll link to sites that did a better job and add more as I find them :) Links: Iron Horse Trail Stories – a collection of audio stories (very cool, I will spend the time to explore this site). Facebook group for friends of the Iron Horse Trail Facebook page of photo’s for Animating The Trail Record article inviting everyone out to Animating the Trail. Departing … Continue reading Party on the Iron Horse Trail

Tidbit – proposal to move a 100m section of the Iron Horse Trail

The Record had a brief report that the developer of the Park/Allen condo is asking council to move the Iron Horse Trail to the edge of the property. This makes sense, I’m surprised this wasn’t in the original design for the property.  I wonder if the proposal will enhance trail safety. I find this section of the iron horse trail quite dangerous as it crosses Park Street quite close to the traffic light at the John/Park intersection. My guess is that the trail will proceed along Park towards William rather than proceeding thru to Caroline. Caroline is also slated to receive LRT … Continue reading Tidbit – proposal to move a 100m section of the Iron Horse Trail