The Waterloo Spur Line Trail is a seldom-used stretch of railway running between Kitchener and Waterloo. The MHBPNA has long advocated for the construction of a multi-use pedestrian trail along the railway. After conducting a feasibility study in 2010, the Region of Waterloo agree to move forward with the construction project in late 2014.
The total estimated cost of the project is $4.75 million, with Metrolinx chipping in $1.2m, the City of Waterloo $1.55m and the Region the rest. According to the CBC, plans include pedestrian-level lighting, thinning the underbrush near the trail, and landscaping features to separate the trail from the Spur Line railway tracks. The path will run approximately from Ahrens St. in Kitchener to Regina St., uptown Waterloo.