Under the direction of Professor Dr. Lynda Gagné, through the Graduate Program in Public Administration, the University of Victoria generously agreed to undertake studies investigating stakeholder and user interest in and support for converting the E&N Corridor into a Multi-Use Community Trail.
In November, 2019, Graduate Student, Alli Cano, delivered and successfully defended her Masters Thesis, entitled “Community consultations for a non-motorized, multi-use community trail along the Vancouver Island Corridor”. Her Thesis is available to the public through the University and by clicking this link.
Separately, Prof. Gagné developed an on-line survey which was both publicly advertised and linked to our website. Analysis of that survey results and a report will be available by March, 2020.
While FORT-VI is the ‘client’ for these efforts, the work itself, consisting of research, analysis and reporting was done at arms length and represents the first such investigations of converting the Corridor to a trail.
Prof. Gagné’s Survey Analysis and resulting Economic Evaluation Study of the feasibility of an Island Corridor Trail was published in March, 2020. Click here to view the study.