CVRD survey collects input on active transportation in valley
Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells and Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson took part in a walking tour of the 5th Street Complete Street project in 2019. (Vista Radio file photo)
There’s still time to have your say on the Comox Valley Regional District’s transportation plan.
The Active Transportation Network Plan Survey is open until Feb. 16th.
Active transportation relates to human-powered or human assisted forms of getting to work, school, socializing, or running errands.
It can take many forms including:
- Walking (including people walking their pets or service animals, people jogging, and people using mobility devices such as wheelchairs, walkers, and strollers);
- Cycling (including the use of pedal assist e-bikes, bicycle trailers, etc.);
- Rolling (skateboarding, in-line skating)
- Other emerging modes such as electric unicycles or other personal mobility technologies; and
- can include winter and water focused travel such as snowshoeing and kayaking, however these are not a main focus of this network plan.
The survey is meant to better understand how you move around the valley, and what improvements would encourage more active transportation in the district.
The CVRD says it will help identify things like routes to schools or other community facilities, connections between trails and on-street facilities (sidewalks, bike lanes), safety improvements where these facilities cross roadways or otherwise intersect, and where building upon the region’s existing active transportation infrastructure would be most beneficial.
It takes around 10-to-15 minutes to complete and has two parts.
The second portion involves a mapping exercise for those interested in providing location-specific input.
For more information and to stay up to date with the project, click here.
Click here to link to the survey.