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Sunday, 22 September 2013

Trail User Survey Results



A similar survey was conducted summer, 2011. There were 100 trail users “intercepted” at four different locations, different days and times on the trail and interviewed.


  1. Top 3 reasons for using the KTCT were:
    1. Exercise
    2. Enjoy Nature
    3. Recreation
  2. The months most often used were:
    1. July
    2. August
    3. June
    4. September
  3. 35% of the trail users stop in at businesses to purchase items.
  4. On the average between- $10-15 dollars was spent.
  5. 65% of the trail users did not encounter any ATVs or Dirt Bikes on the trail- 35% did.
  6. 30% felt signage was adequate; 30% not adequate and 40% did not respond
  7. 75% knew about the trail by Word of Mouth- someone told them about it.
  8. 50% drove vehicles to access points to cycle/walk the trail; 35% cycled the trail from home; 15% did not respond
  9. 75% were not aware of the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail web site; 25% were aware of it.
  10. 95% of the trail users felt safe on the trail.
  11. Installation of benches was the major recommendation made
  12. 100% of the trail users rated the quality/condition of the trail between Excellent and Very Good
  13. Special events and donation boxes on the trail were the most common suggestion to raise funds for the trail.
  14. 100% of the trail users felt the trail was very important to important to have in the community.
  15. Top three improvements to the trail were:
    1. garbage cans
    2. washrooms
    3. parking
  16. Top three place of residents for trail users were:
    1. Peterborough
    2. Omemee
    3. Lindsay
  17. Those interviewed - 50% were walkers and 50% were cyclists
  18. Those interviewed- 50% were female and 50% were male