BC asks public how to make communities more walkable and bike friendly

BC asks public how to make communities more walkable and bike friendly

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The province is encouraging the public to have their voice heard on how to make walking, cycling and other kinds of active transportation better.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is open to feedback until April 15 on how to make these types of transportation safer, easier and more attractive.

The feedback will contribute to a provincial approach with measures to support new infrastructure, education and incentive programs, and safety improvements for people using active transportation.

“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 in a statement.

“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 ministry says active transportation, whether it is on foot, bike, skateboard or wheelchair , gives people more options to get to their destinations safely and efficiently.

They hope by improving this that people can be helped to get out of their cars, helping to relieve congestion, improve air quality and reduce pollution.

The outreach is part of the province’s Active Transportation Strategy, part of the CleanBC plan.

It was launched last year to put B.C. on the path to reduce pollution, power the future with clean energy and create new opportunities for people in a sustainable, low-carbon economy.

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