Trails map or trails app? You may soon have a choice

The trail systems in Kamloops could soon all be available on a wallet-sized map, and a mobile app.

KAMLOOPS - If you are not sure which trail you can take your bike on or where the nearest hike is have no fear, there could soon be an app for that.

Currently you can access the maps of many different trails on the city website but the lack of portability had city staff look at other options for those wanting to easily access a variety of trails.

Parks Director Byron McCorkell says they are in the midst of designing a wallet-sized fold out map but are also looking at getting a mobile app developed. Most of the trails have already been put into a database and the transportation department is hoping to have the map put together by the fall.

McCorkell is unsure how long it will be before we could possibly see an app, but says the hope is that you will be able to find the nearest pedestrian or bike trail using the app. The aim is to have all the trail information, including how all the trail systems connect and the difficulty level of the trail, included in the app.

The city also uses a mobile app to help report issues around the city. Staff and the public can use the myKamloops app to report a wide range of issues, from graffiti and potholes to downed branches and burned out lights.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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