By: Linda Strong-Watson, Executive Director, Alberta TrailNet Society
The Meadowlark Trail is a former CP right of way land that belongs to Alberta TrailNet Society and has not yet been designated or developed as a trail. Our land is un-managed for recreational non-motorized access at present and is accessed at the personal responsibility and risk of the user. The bridges are closed to all access by order of Rocky View County – any access will be considered trespassing.
The following information supports safe recreation practices when you are out walking or cycling. We all need to do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The Covid-19 situation is changing rapidly. Stay up to date on current information from reliable web pages.
Alberta Health Services – https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page16944.aspx
Government of Alberta – http://alberta.ca/covid19
Government of Canada – https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html
Dogs must be on leash at all times or left at home.
Postpone or minimize your walks or hikes, walk at low use times, or otherwise ensure you maintain physical distancing and other guidelines until further notice to minimize the spread or contraction of COVID-19
Follow guidelines to distance from other family units.
Social distancing means limiting contact with people who don’t live with you. Avoid group walks, runs or cycling.
When you see other users, give them their space (at least six feet, or two metres at all times). Leave any area where you cannot maintain 6 feet/2 metres physical distancing.
The Bridges are installed but closed for the winter.
Comments from Linda Strong-Watson, Executive Director, Alberta TrailNet:
"The County's approval of the bridge development permit was conditional on the bridges remaining closed until the trail development permit has been issued and the trail developed to the standards specified in the trail development permit. Key to this requirement is the concern for public safety and the implementation of trail management and operations plans (including signage and access controls). Alberta TrailNet will be applying for a development permit for the trail in late winter and expects trail development to proceed and be complete in summer 2020."
Public support and respect of the County bridge closure condition is appreciated. We are all
looking forward to when the trail has been developed and officially opens to public access."