CVRD undertaking Active Transportation Plan to help move, commute and connect region

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) with municipal partners and K’omoks First Nation, are undertaking a Regional Active Transportation Network Plan. The Plan will identify priority areas and routes for investment in active transportation infrastructure. The CVRD received funding for this project from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and would like to thank the Province for this support.

Comox Valley Cyclist“A key goal of the plan is to improve connections between municipal areas and rural areas in order to create opportunities that will encourage residents to use active transportation on their daily trips – to work, to school, to shop, and to recreate,” explains Alana Mullaly, Senior Manager of Sustainability and Regional Growth Strategy.“We want to ensure that safe and accessible transportation options are available for all residents regardless of their age, ability, or income as well as provide options to help reduce our community’s greenhouse gas emissions.”

Active transportation has many advantages including improved health, a lower environmental footprint, greater affordability, and social benefits on both a personal and community level. Active transportation includes:

  • Walking (including people walking with service dogs, people jogging, and people using mobility devices such as wheelchairs, walkers, and strollers).
  • Cycling (including the use of pedal assist e-bikes, bicycle trailers).
  • Rolling (skateboarding, in-line skating).
  • Other emerging modes such as electric unicycles or other personal mobility technologies.

The CVRD wants to hear from you about how you move around the region in order to help develop an action plan that will encourage and support residents to walk, roll and cycle on their daily trips.

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Your feedback will help identify priority routes and connections for active transportation infrastructure in our community.

For more information, or to get a printed copy of the survey call 250- 334-6000.