The community has identified a desire to improve and further develop the Active Transportation (AT) network within Cranbrook. The City is undertaking an Active Transportation Plan (ATP) to guide the implementation of the AT infrastructure. The plan will identify gaps, provide a clear vision, goals, objectives, and recommendation for the AT network, infrastructure, and policies to promote active transportation. All citizens of and visitors to Cranbrook will benefit, as any work will aim to enhance the experience for current AT users and encourage more people to utilize AT. The work will aim to accommodate all ages, abilities and improve accessibility for diverse user groups including seniors, underprivileged individuals, and youth.
The Plan will identify actions for improving active transportation facilities, so it is easier and safer for people to walk, cycle, and roll.
The City has retained ISL Engineering to help create the Active Transportation Plan. ISL and the City will create the Plan based on public feedback, technical guidance, and City policies and standards.
What is active transportation?
When you use your own power to get from one place to another, you are travelling by ‘active transportation’. Active transportation includes walking, cycling, and rolling (e.g., wheelchairs, skateboards, scooters, strollers, rollerblades, etc.).
What is an active transportation network?
An active transportation network includes infrastructure (e.g., physical structures and the built environment) that support walking, cycling, and rolling. Sidewalks, multi-use pathways, stairs, and in some circumstances, traffic calmed roads are examples of active transportation infrastructure. The purpose of an active transportation network is to support people moving through their community. We want to provide convenient and safe routes between neighbourhoods and community destinations.
How can the Active Transportation Plan help our community?
We want to make it safe and convenient for people to travel actively throughout the City. Active transportation has many community benefits, such as:
- Health: Active transportation improves physical and mental well-being of the community
- Affordability: Active transportation offers more affordable travel options
- Reduced emissions: Active transportation provides people with the option to use their vehicles less, reducing environmental pollution and improves air quality
Hard copies of the survey will be delivered to the Cranbrook Food Bank, Community Connections Office and delivered to seniors housing. Additional hard copies of the survey are available from the front desks at Cranbrook City Hall, the Cranbrook Public Library, Engineering & Development Services, and the pool desk at Western Financial Place.
Upcoming Engagement Opportunities:
- Saturday, July 15, 2023
Cranbrook Farmer’s Market (2-3hrs) @ Rotary Park
10:00am – 1:00pm
- Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Downtown Cranbrook - Clocktower Square
11:00am – 2:00pm
Questions or comments about the project can be directed to:
Santana Patten, Community Planner or Curtis Mummery, Manager, Roads and Infrastructure @ [email protected].