How to turn a drainage ditch into a trail

A farmtown called Brackley, located in the province of Prince Edward Island in Canada, is making use of the Coalition for Active Living, a program which encourages communities to adopt policies and implement projects that make it easier for residents to get out and exercise. Brackley has a 1.62 mile link to a regional trail system under construction, which is part of a larger installation to connect neighboring downtown Charlottetown to the south to the Confederation Trail along the north coast of the island. As 11.8 miles of trail will run next to a two-lane arterial road, users will be separated from traffic by the road's former drainage ditch, instead of a shoulder. This land now conveys stormwater in an enclosed structure, using corrugated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe; increases the area's scenic appeal; and adds an attraction for tourists and residents to utilize.


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  • Accession Number: 01493736
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  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2013 1:17PM