Active Transportation Network Plan

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The FVRD is developing an Active Transportation Network Plan (ATNP) to improve transportation safety and efficiency for active commuting and recreation. Active transportation is non-motorized transportation modes such as walking, cycling, rolling, mobility aids, e-bikes and e-scooters.

This plan is part of our efforts to improve the region's transportation system and lessen its impact on our air quality. It's also about promoting health by giving people more opportunities to walk and bike. The focus is on communities in the FVRD electoral areas, identifying opportunities for improved network connections and creating pathways that are safe and accessible for everyone. We are also considering the bigger picture by making sure this plan connects with neighbouring municipalities' ATNPs and major trail networks linking important places together to create a strong network that benefits everyone, whether they're commuting to an activity or enjoying the outdoors.

Next Steps

Round two of community engagement has now concluded. Building upon the input gathered in both phases of engagement, the next steps in the ATNP project involve integrating the information received from public engagement, Electoral Area Directors, Indigenous communities, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and other government agencies, community user groups and the technical data analysis to develop the draft FVRD Active Transportation Network plan. Staff will also collaborate with FVRD municipalities to ensure alignment between the FVRD ATNP and municipal active transportation plans, establishing a cohesive regional network.

The draft plan will be presented to the FVRD Board in Fall 2024 and then posted to this ATNP project page for community feedback.

The FVRD is developing an Active Transportation Network Plan (ATNP) to improve transportation safety and efficiency for active commuting and recreation. Active transportation is non-motorized transportation modes such as walking, cycling, rolling, mobility aids, e-bikes and e-scooters.

This plan is part of our efforts to improve the region's transportation system and lessen its impact on our air quality. It's also about promoting health by giving people more opportunities to walk and bike. The focus is on communities in the FVRD electoral areas, identifying opportunities for improved network connections and creating pathways that are safe and accessible for everyone. We are also considering the bigger picture by making sure this plan connects with neighbouring municipalities' ATNPs and major trail networks linking important places together to create a strong network that benefits everyone, whether they're commuting to an activity or enjoying the outdoors.

Next Steps

Round two of community engagement has now concluded. Building upon the input gathered in both phases of engagement, the next steps in the ATNP project involve integrating the information received from public engagement, Electoral Area Directors, Indigenous communities, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and other government agencies, community user groups and the technical data analysis to develop the draft FVRD Active Transportation Network plan. Staff will also collaborate with FVRD municipalities to ensure alignment between the FVRD ATNP and municipal active transportation plans, establishing a cohesive regional network.

The draft plan will be presented to the FVRD Board in Fall 2024 and then posted to this ATNP project page for community feedback.

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  • Let's Talk Active Transportation

    8 months ago
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    What is Active Transportation?

    Active transportation includes all human-powered modes of transportation, including walking, biking, rolling, and using a mobility aid, like a wheelchair. New and emerging transportation modes such as e-scooters and e-bikes also fit in this category and may use some of the same trails and pathways. 

    Active transportation has many benefits for communities, some of which include:

    • Health and Wellness: Walking, biking, and rolling are all great ways to be physically active while also improving mental well-being. 
    • Community Connections: Active transportation encourages social interaction, which helps to build trust, respect, understanding and a sense of co-operation among community members.
    • Improved Safety: Dedicated spaces for active transportation reduce the risk of injury for people walking, cycling, and rolling, which makes people more comfortable using active transportation modes.
    • Environmental: Completing more trips by walking, biking, and rolling can help lower emissions, reduce traffic congestion, and improve air quality.
    • Economic: Communities that are inviting and accessible by active transportation can generate more forms of economic stimulation. 

    Active transportation projects work best when they are connected to a broader network of active transportation infrastructure. The FVRD Active Transportation Network Plan (ATNP) will incorporate existing and planned regional trail networks and connect key regional destinations. The Plan will integrate with municipal active transportation plans, where possible, to create a strong and collaborative network that enhances long-distance commuting and recreational trips for all active modes.

    To develop and advance the health of our electoral area communities, the FVRD is working to increase opportunities for active living and reduce motor vehicle-related injuries and fatalities. The ATNP will identify priority areas for network development and address motor vehicle and pedestrian/cyclist conflict areas, with the aim of having multi-use pathways delineated from the road. Moving the region toward active transportation, including related infrastructure and access, has the potential to increase participation in physical activity, increasing overall community health.

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