Halton Region is creating a 20-year vision for active transportation across Halton by developing the first Regional Active Transportation Master Plan. This exciting new project will give us a strategy for our active transportation infrastructure, such as bike lanes, as well as initiatives and programs to promote people-powered travel through the Region.
This Plan will help connect our communities, while making it easier for people to walk, bike and roll around Halton. By looking at our existing infrastructure, identifying ways to improve it, looking at different opportunities and working with residents, we’ll be able to show what the best possible active transportation system will look like up to the year 2031.
We hear about Active Transportation a fair bit, but what does it actually mean? Active Transportation is using human power to get around. It includes walking, biking, skateboarding, using mobility devices, rollerblading or any other form of human powered transportation.
As Regional Government, we want to design a network of safe, connected and convenient routes and to integrate these into the community. This will help us to provide facilities that will give people greater choice in how they travel throughout our Region, and will encourage physical activity.
Working together is critical, so we’re not only listening to residents, but we’ll also be working closely with the Region’s Health Department and the Local Municipalities.
We need to hear from you so we can understand the priorities and perspectives of the people who live, work, raise a family and retire in Halton. Please visit our website at www.halton.ca/activetransportation to fill out an online feedback form; email us at firstname.lastname@example.org; or dial 311 to share your feedback.
Working together, we can make it easier to walk, bike and roll across Halton.
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