Trail project life cycle

Sentiers Boréals distinguishes itself by integrating UX Design into every stage of its product development, placing user expectations and preferences at the heart of its considerations. By integrating UX Design naturally into its thinking, Sentiers Boréals offers trail networks that are not only functional and safe, but also pleasant to use, providing an exceptional and memorable user experience.

Trail Project Life cycle

EVALUATION


ASSESSING POTENTIAL


Qualitative assessment of development potential based on our experience, expertise and local knowledge. The process may include a site visit and/or a collaborative workshop.

EVALUATION


FEASIBILITY STUDY


Analysis of project success factors based on areas of interest and type of experience sought, including a Class D budget. The process includes a site visit and a collaborative stakeholder workshop.

ÉVALUATION


FIELD CHARACTERIZATION


Qualitative and quantitative analysis of existing trails and infrastructures in relation to the norms and standards in effect for the given activity. This assessment includes recommendations for upgrades and compliance, as well as ideas for improvements.

EVALUATION


ECONOMIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT


Assessment of a project's potential economic impact on the local community. This is based on statistical data available or generated using our recreation and tourism destination development model.

CONCEPTION


CONCEPT PLAN


Proposal of a development concept based on the desired experience, including Class D budgeting and preliminary phasing. The process includes a site visit and a collaborative stakeholder workshop.

CONCEPTION


STRATEGIC PLAN


Identification of development strategies, achievement objectives and success metrics for the creation of a high-performance recreation and tourism destination with communities committed to their environment.

CONCEPTION


MASTER PLAN


Strategic document defining development orientations, market positioning, basic marketing strategy with personas and target clientele, mapping of corridors of interest by phase, Class D budgeting and frames of reference for building a successful project.

PREPARATION


ACTION PLAN


The intervention plan is used to determine the list of actions to be taken with a view to compliance and/or safety. The process includes a site visit, GPS surveys and technical specifications for the work to be carried out. Example: List of culverts to be replaced or repaired.

PREPARATION


PLAN & QUOTE


Schematics and technical drawings of infrastructure layout and technical description of completed elements.

PREPARATION


PERMITS


Assistance in obtaining legal authorizations to carry out work. For example: environmental authorization certificate, CPTAQ, forestry cutting rights, etc.

PREPARATION


SUPPORT FOR REALIZATION


Project support that can take the form of help in drafting invitations to tender, site supervision, deliverable compliance, inspection or training.

EXECUTION


BUILDING


Carry out infrastructure development work in accordance with applicable laws and standards, as well as plans and specifications.

EXECUTION


RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN - EMP


Frame of reference for sound management of risks related to trail network operations. May require a site visit.

EXECUTION


SIGNAGE PLAN


Consistent with the customer's brand image, and created according to industry standards, this guide to standards for the creation, production and installation of trail network signage identifies the location of the signage. This plan generally ties in with the Emergency Measures Plan.

EXECUTION


COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY


Communications strategy encompasses the planning, implementation and evaluation of actions designed to convey a specific message to users.It aims to ensure coherent, effective communication, taking into account the characteristics of the audience, the message to be conveyed and the surrounding context.

EXECUTION


OPERATION PLAN


Strategic document detailing the actions, resources and steps required to achieve a destination's specific objectives.

BREAKING POINT


If maintenance is not optimal, the breaking point is the point at which the trail degrades, bringing it to the end of its useful life.

Trail Project Life cycle

Development

Proposed timeline for the development of products and services offered by Sentiers Boréals.
Please note that products can be developed individually and some can be moved in the chronology.

Breaking point

If maintenance is not optimal, the breaking point is the point at which the trail degrades, bringing it to the end of its useful life.

Maintenance & operation

It is the responsibility of the destination to maintain the quality of the infrastructure and prevent it from deteriorating, leading to the end of its useful life.

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