The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is asking the public to share their ideas on how to make it easier and safer for pedestrians and cyclists to get around.
The goal is to make forms of active transportation – getting around on foot, bike, skateboard, wheelchair, or others – more accessible in order to encourage people to use cars less frequently.
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“We know that people are looking for ways to get around without having to use their cars,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.
“We’re keen to hear what people think about building better, safer and smarter active transportation networks that work for people of all ages and abilities.”
The Active Transportation project is a part of the province’s CleanBC initiative – the long term climate-action plan launched in December 2018 – that aims to achieve the following:
- Reduce climate pollution by shifting homes, vehicles, industry and business off burning fossil fuels and toward greater use of clean B.C. electricity and other renewable energies;
- Boost energy-efficient solutions, like zero-emission vehicles and home heat pumps, by making them more affordable and available for British Columbians; and
- Become a destination for new investment and industry looking to meet the growing global demand for low-carbon products, services and pollution-reducing technologies.
How you can help shape the plan
Over the next six weeks, the public is invited to share their ideas and opinions on how to make active transportation options like bike lanes, walking paths, and transit connections more convenient and affordable.
Comments are being accepted online until 4 p.m. on April 15th at this link.
In addition, Vancouver-West End MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert and staff from the Ministry of Transportation will be travelling to communities across BC to speak to local planners and Indigenous leaders about their perspectives.
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