Champlain Canalway Trail Plan

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Information about Champlain Canalway Trail Plan
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Published on February 9, 2009

Author: nronsvalle

Source: slideshare.net

Completing the Champlain Canalway Trail Community workshops January 2009

The Canalway Trail System Erie Champlain Oswego Cayuga-Seneca

Erie

Champlain

Oswego

Cayuga-Seneca

Champlain Canalway Trail Working Group Lakes to Locks Passage Town of Halfmoon Hudson Crossing Saratoga County Snowmobile Assn Washington County Assn of Snowmobile Clubs Washington County Planning Dept Warren County Planning Dept Saratoga PLAN Saratoga National Historical Park NYS Canal Corporation Hudson River Valley Greenway Parks & Trails New York NYS Dept of Transportation Feeder Canal Alliance NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor NPS Rivers & Trails Program

Lakes to Locks Passage

Town of Halfmoon

Hudson Crossing

Saratoga County Snowmobile Assn

Washington County Assn of Snowmobile Clubs

Washington County Planning Dept

Warren County Planning Dept

Saratoga PLAN

Saratoga National Historical Park

NYS Canal Corporation

Hudson River Valley Greenway

Parks & Trails New York

NYS Dept of Transportation

Feeder Canal Alliance

NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor

NPS Rivers & Trails Program

Our goal: Complete and promote an attractive and continuous route for the Champlain Canalway Trail from Waterford to Whitehall, including: historic towpaths community attractions on-street bicycle routes part of a regional trail network

Complete and promote an attractive and continuous route for the Champlain Canalway Trail from Waterford to Whitehall, including:

historic towpaths

community attractions

on-street bicycle routes

part of a regional trail network

What we are doing: Local trail “open house” workshops Identify issues & opportunities Find ways communities can capture trail benefits Define trail route(s) Champlain Canalway Trail “Action Plan” Local and regional action Exploring ways to raise the profile of the trail Events & promotions Corridor-wide trails conference? Encouraging local Canalway Trail projects

Local trail “open house” workshops

Identify issues & opportunities

Find ways communities can capture trail benefits

Define trail route(s)

Champlain Canalway Trail “Action Plan”

Local and regional action

Exploring ways to raise the profile of the trail

Events & promotions

Corridor-wide trails conference?

Encouraging local Canalway Trail projects

State of the Trail 58 miles total: 7 miles open today 13 miles planned or in construction 16 miles defined but not pieced together 22 miles – trail route undefined

58 miles total:

7 miles open today

13 miles planned or in construction

16 miles defined but not pieced together

22 miles – trail route undefined

Existing & planned Trail Segments Whitehall Fort Ann to Ft Edward Schuylerville Stillwater Halfmoon Waterford

Whitehall

Fort Ann to Ft Edward

Schuylerville

Stillwater

Halfmoon

Waterford

Regional & Connecting Trails Champlain Bikeways Feeder Canal Trail Warren County Bikeway Snowmobile Trails Zim Smith Trail Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail

Champlain Bikeways

Feeder Canal Trail

Warren County Bikeway

Snowmobile Trails

Zim Smith Trail

Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail

What’s happening on the Trail?

Why an action plan & why now? Take advantage of opportunities Locally-driven; “help ourselves” Identify ways to work together

Take advantage of opportunities

Locally-driven; “help ourselves”

Identify ways to work together

What are some potential trail opportunities? Alternative transportation Better health Close-to-home recreation Trail events Bicycle tourism Fishing & boating access Link business to historic sites & other attractions Trailside art Boost real estate values Attract visitor spending to our communities Outdoor experiences for kids Safe routes to schools Walkable communities Local or regional trail & canal festival Snowmobiles bring business Preserve historic features

Economic benefits of trails Local spending by day users: Average $3 - $11 / day Total benefits to host communities: $1.2 – $1.9 million / year $200k - $600k / year in new money Property values: 0% - 6% increase near the trail Easier sales

Local spending by day users:

Average $3 - $11 / day

Total benefits to host communities:

$1.2 – $1.9 million / year

$200k - $600k / year in new money

Property values:

0% - 6% increase near the trail

Easier sales

Trail studies in New York Economic benefits to communities Trail user surveys Property owners’ attitudes Impacts on real estate Trail safety

Economic benefits to communities

Trail user surveys

Property owners’ attitudes

Impacts on real estate

Trail safety

Trail marketing in New York Erie Canal Cycling guide Inn-to-Inn Touring 3-day Tours Champlain Bikeways

Erie Canal Cycling guide

Inn-to-Inn Touring

3-day Tours

Champlain Bikeways

Who will use the trail?

What is special along the Trail? Whitehall Hudson Crossing Park & Dix Bridge Saratoga National Historical Park Communities Hudson River access Locks

Whitehall

Hudson Crossing Park & Dix Bridge

Saratoga National Historical Park

Communities

Hudson River access

Locks

How will issues be addressed? Type(s) of trail along the route Public safety & emergency response Property values Trail ownership Costs of construction & maintenance Protecting & respecting private property

Type(s) of trail along the route

Public safety & emergency response

Property values

Trail ownership

Costs of construction & maintenance

Protecting & respecting private property

Future funding Transportation Enhancements (NYS-DOT) NYS Environmental Protection Fund (NYS-OPRHP) Recreational Trails Fund (NYS-OPRHP) Up to $200,000 Challenge Cost Share grants (NPS) Designated National Trails and RTCA-assisted rail-trails Up to $10,000 Hudson River Greenway Trails grants Up to $5,000

Transportation Enhancements (NYS-DOT)

NYS Environmental Protection Fund (NYS-OPRHP)

Recreational Trails Fund (NYS-OPRHP)

Up to $200,000

Challenge Cost Share grants (NPS)

Designated National Trails and RTCA-assisted rail-trails

Up to $10,000

Hudson River Greenway Trails grants

Up to $5,000

Please give us your ideas: Issues & opportunities Mark up the maps Learn more about & offer your thoughts on: Trail benefits Trail planning & Trail use Trail construction & management Q&A

Issues & opportunities

Mark up the maps

Learn more about & offer your thoughts on:

Trail benefits

Trail planning & Trail use

Trail construction & management

Q&A

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