*FCM* The new Green Municipal Fund application is now online as of Dec.1st, and is accepting applications for transportation projects: http://www.fcm.ca/home/programs/green-municipal-fund/what-we-fund/projects/t...
The fund has been redesigned somewhat, but has kept all the good elements. Municipalities of all sizes looking to apply for active transportation planning and capital projects, can take advantage of the ongoing intake date, ensuring that no one misses the chance to apply. For a local government, it means you can start developing plans and ideas whenever you are ready, and have the potential of funding support to look forward to - without necessarily being rushed. Of course, as always, the sooner the better! Here's an example of the kind of project they are willing to consider:
- improvements to active transportation infrastructure around transit nodes, such as sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, pedestrian links from park and ride, bike paths and bike crossings, and end-of-trip bike facilities such as bike parking and shower facilities - development or completion of walking and cycling networks and systems planned around travel to work, school, shopping or culture, that promote safety, accessibility and viable alternatives to car travel - development of complete streets (roadways designed and operated to enable safe, attractive and comfortable access and travel for all users - pedestrians, cyclists, transit, high-occupancy vehicles and private and commercial vehicles)
*The U of W is hiring for two positions at its new Bike Lab:* http://theuwsa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Bike-Lab-Coordinator-Posting-No... http://theuwsa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Bike-Lab-Training-Coordinator-P...
*Transport Canada?* Good things come in threes . . . or will they? At the beginning of December, the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, launched a formal engagement process that will bring together the Government of Canada, provinces, territories, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and other stakeholders to develop a new long-term plan for public infrastructure beyond the expiry of the Building Canada Plan in 2014. Read the <goog_515508862>Free Press articlehttp://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/tory-minister-brightens-our-infrastructure-hopes-134955833.html . If you remember, 1/3 of Winnipeg's large 2010 investment in cycling and walking infrastructure came from the federal government.
Of note: Neither cycling or walking are mentioned as forms of transportation in Transport Canada's Long Term Investment Plan: Key Areas for Investment pagehttp://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/booklet-livret/booklet-livret07-eng.html online . . . and cycling and walking are barely mentioned, only once under "supporting communities" section, in the recently produced booklethttp://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/alt-format/pdf/Plan-Booklet-Livret-eng.pdf. Yet, there is a truly astonishing amount of work going on across the country in the realm of active transportation planning and capital investment that needs federal support. *(see the appendix below for your reference). * I hope municipalities aren't discouraged in bringing ideas forward. The federal government can. does (and should) play a critical role in funding major projects. FCM's fund is great, but they don't have Canada's billions or Canada's responsibility for healthcare affecting their bottom line. Our cousins to the south illustrate that Canada could certainly do more http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/bikeped/bp-broch.htm .
You can find more info about the consultations and the way Transport Canada sees its priorities here: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/plan-eng.html Not a funding opportunity, per se, but something to think about. FYI.
Regards, Anders Swanson Active Transportation Project Coordinator Physical Activity Coalition of Manitoba | www.pacm.ca firstname.lastname@example.org
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*APPENDIX* note: if you see an organization or plan that is missing, please email me and let me know
*Municipal Active Transportation Plans* An ongoing list I started creating a few months ago of jurisdictions that have bicycle/walking plans that are either explicitly called "active transportation plans" or detailed enough to reasonably be referred to as such*.* *(One of these days I am going to go back over them and provide updated links to the plans themselves, but they could each be googled right now, if you want to check.)* * * *Armstrong, BC* Brandon, MB Bridgewater, NS *Burns Lake, BC* *Bella Coola, BC* Cape Breton, NS Calgary, AB *Chemainus, BC* Yorkton, SK Dufferin County, ON East Gwillimbury, ON Edmonton, AB Fredericton, NB *Golden, BC* Halifax, NS Hamilton, ON *Invermere, BC* *Kent, BC* *Ladysmith, BC* *Kamloops, BC* Kingston, ON Minden, ON Moncton, NB Montreal, QC *Nanaimo, BC* *Nelson, BC* *North Cowichan, BC* Oakville, ON Ottawa, ON *Prince George, BC* *Qualicum Beach, BC* *Quesnel, BC* Quebec City, Qc Red Deer, AB *Revelstoke, BC* *Rossland, BC* *Shuswap,BC* *Sparwood, BC* StJohns, NFLD St.Malo, MB *Terrace, BC* Thomspon, MB Thunder Bay, ON Toronto, ON Vancouver, BC Victoria, BC *Warfield, BC* *Wells, BC* University of Waterloo University of Dalhousie Winnipeg, MB
*Some Canadian National Active Transportation-Specific Advocacy Organizations* *CanadaWalks.ca* SafeRoutestoSchool.ca http://saferoutestoschool.ca/ The People Powered Movement http://www.peoplepoweredmovement.org/site/ (Cycling and Walking Charter) note: No national cycling as transportation organizations in Canada.
*Regional/Municipal Active Transportation-Specific Advocacy Organizations* Alberta Cycling Association http://www.albertabicycle.ab.ca/ Bike to the Future - Winnipeg http://biketothefuture.org/ Edmonton Bicycle Commuters http://www.edmontonbikes.ca/ Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST) http://www.best.bc.ca/ Bikeways http://www.bikeways.com/ British Columbia Cycling Coalition (BCCC) http://www.bccc.bc.ca/ Pedal Power http://www.pedalpower.org/ Vancouver Area Bicycle Coalition (VABC) http://www.vacc.bc.ca/ Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition http://www.gvcc.bc.ca/ Manitoba Cycling Association http://www.cycling.mb.ca/ Velo New Brunswick http://www.velo.nb.ca/ Bicycling Newfoundland and Labrador http://www.bnl.nf.ca/ Bicycling Nova Scotia http://www.bicycle.ns.ca/ Ontario Cycling Association http://www.ontariocycling.org/ Ottawa Bicycle Club http://www.ottawabicycleclub.ca/ Transportation for Livable http://www.hwcn.org/link/tlc/ Cycling PEI http://www.cpei.ca/ Velo du Quebec http://www.velo.qc.ca/ Saskatchewan Cycling Association http://www.saskcycling.ca/
Canadian National Organizations Seeking Adherence Universal-Design Principles and Requiring Changes to the Built Environment
Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) ( http://www.blindcanadians.ca/) Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) (http://www.cacl.ca) Canadian Association of the Deaf (CAD) (http://www.cad.ca/) Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) (www.ccbnational.nethttp://www.ccbnational.net/ ) Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) (http://www.ccdonline.ca) Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) (http://www.chha.ca) Canadian Mental Health Association of Canada (CMHA) (http://www.cmha.ca) Canadian Paraplegic Association (CPA) ( http://www.canparaplegic.org/national/index.tpl) National Network on Mental Health (NNMH) (http://www.nnmh.ca/)
Cycling Plans in Major Canadian Cities
Ottawa Cycling Planhttp://www.ottawa.ca/residents/onthemove/cycling/ottawa_cycling_plan_en.html Vancouver Bicycle Planhttp://vancouver.ca/engsvcs/transport/cycling/plans/network.htm *Victoria Bicycle Planhttp://www.victoria.ca/cityhall/departments_engtranbicycle.shtml Montreal Bicycle Planhttp://www.montrealmirror.com/2008/042408/biking1.html Toronto Bike Plan http://www.toronto.ca/cycling/bikeplan/ Saskatoon Cycling Planhttp://www.saskatoon.ca/DEPARTMENTS/Infrastructure%20Services/Transportation/Cycling/SaskatoonCyclingPlan/Pages/SaskatoonsPlanforCycling.aspx Edmonton Bicycle Planhttp://www.edmonton.ca/transportation/cycling_walking/bicycle-transportation-plan.aspx Calgary Cycle Planhttp://www.calgary.ca/Transportation/TP/Pages/Cycling/Cycling-Strategy/Calgary-Cycle-Plan.aspx Halifax Active Transportation Planhttp://www.halifax.ca/TDM/activetransportation/index.html Fredericton Trails/Bikeways Planhttp://www.fredericton.ca/en/recleisure/trailsandbikeways.asp Charlottetown Active Transportation Planhttp://www.walkbikegreatercharlottetown.com/ St John's Cycling Master Planhttp://www.stjohns.ca/cityservices/traffic/cyclingplan.jsp *
Municipal Walking Initiatives Barrie, Ontariohttp://www.barrie.ca/Living/Getting%20Around/Pages/ActiveTransportation.aspx Bridgewater, Nova Scotia http://www.bridgewater.ca/activetransportation/ Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Nova Scotiahttp://www.bridgewater.ca/activetransportation/ City of Calgary http://www.cbrm.ns.ca/active-transportation.html City of Toronto Walking Initiativeshttp://www.toronto.ca/transportation/walking/ped_initiatives.htm http://www.toronto.ca/transportation/walking/walking_strategy.htmCity of Toronto Walking Strategyhttp://www.toronto.ca/transportation/walking/walking_strategy.htm Edmonton, Albertahttp://www.edmonton.ca/for_residents/programs/walkable-edmonton.aspx http://www.esquimalt.ca/parksRecreation/walkingCycling/Esquimalt, British Columbia http://www.esquimalt.ca/parksRecreation/walkingCycling/ Halifax Regional Municipalityhttp://www.halifax.ca/TDM/activetransportation/ http://www.doitwell.ca/pages/Projects/Hamilton+WalksHamilton Walkshttp://www.doitwell.ca/pages/Projects/Hamilton+Walks Kingston, Ontario http://www.kcat.ca/ http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/activetransportationMississauga, Ontario http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/activetransportation Moncton, New Brunswickhttp://www.moncton.ca/Residents/Recreation_Parks_and_Culture/Active_Living/Active_Transportation.htm http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/ped_bike/pssp/Pedestrian Safety Strategic Planhttp://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/ped_bike/pssp/ Pelham, Ontariohttp://www.pelham.ca/Departments/CommunityInfrastructure/CommunityServices/ActiveTransportationCommittee/tabid/398/Default.aspx Regional District of Nanimo, British Columbia http://www.rdn.bc.ca/cms.asp?wpID=1749 Richmond, British Columbia http://www.rdn.bc.ca/cms.asp?wpID=1749 Simcoe Muskoka Health - Healthy Community Design: Policy Statements for Official Plans http://www.rdn.bc.ca/cms.asp?wpID=1749 St. John’s, Newfoundland http://www.grandconcourse.ca/ http://www.surrey.ca/city-services/8388.aspxSurrey, British Columbiahttp://www.surrey.ca/city-services/8388.aspx http://www.torontocat.ca/Toronto, Ontario http://www.torontocat.ca/ Thunder Bay, Ontariohttp://www.thunderbay.ca/Living/Getting_Around/Active_Transportation.htm http://tinytownshiptrails.com/about/active-transportation/Tiny Township, Ontario http://tinytownshiptrails.com/about/active-transportation/ Town of Ajax - Walkable + Bikeable Ajax: The Ajax Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan http://www.townofajax.com/AssetFactory.aspx?did=8795 http://vancouver.ca/engsvcs/streets/greenways/Vancouver, Greenwayshttp://vancouver.ca/engsvcs/streets/greenways/ Vancouver, pedestrian accessibilityhttp://vancouver.ca/engsvcs/streets/pedestrian/index.htm Waterloo, Ontario http://www.toronto.ca/walk21 Winnipeg, Manitobahttp://www.winnipeg.ca/publicworks/MajorProjects/ActiveTransportation/
*Regional and Territorial and Federal Plans and Initiatives* Halifax Regional Municipalityhttp://www.halifax.ca/TDM/activetransportation/ Heart & Stroke Nova Scotia WalkAbout http://www.walkaboutns.ca/ Metrolinx GTHA Big Movehttp://www.metrolinx.com/mx/Docs/big_move/TheBigMove_020109.pdf Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan - Green Paper #3: Active Transportation http://www.metrolinx.com/docs/general/RTPGreenPaper3.pdf Nova Scotia Pathways for Peoplehttp://www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/publications/P4PFramework.pdf Regional Municipality of Haltonhttp://www.halton.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=8310&pageId=51448 Smart Commute http://www.smartcommute.ca/en/home Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities - Active Transportation Videohttp://www.sustainability-unsm.ca/active-transportation.html Velo Quebec http://www.velo.qc.ca/transport-actif/ Built Environment and Active Transportation (British Columbia)http://www.physicalactivitystrategy.ca/index.php/beat/ Canadian Mortgage & Housing Corporation: How to chose a sustainable neighbourhood http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/co/buho/sune/index.cfm Local Government Success Stories from British Columbia:http://www.physicalactivitystrategy.ca/pdfs/BEAT/Local%20Government%20Success%20Stories.pdf Ontario Ministry of Transportationhttp://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/sustainability/programs/tdm-grant.shtml Ontario Seniors Secretariat - Age Friendly Communitieshttp://www.seniors.gov.on.ca/en/afc/index.php Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Age Friendly Communitieshttp://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/sh-sa/ifa-fiv/2008/initiative-eng.php Transport Canadahttp://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/programs/environment-utsp-casestudyactivetransportation-1069.htm Transport Canada - ecoMOBILITYhttp://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/programs/environment-ecomobility-menu-eng-144.htm Transport Canada - Urban Showcasehttp://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/programs/environment-utsp-menu-964.htm Walk BC http://walkbc.ca/ Federation of Canadian Municipalitieshttp://www.fcm.ca/home/programs/green-municipal-fund.htm
Physical Activity Coalition of Manitoba - Active Transportation and Recreation as an Essential Service http://www.pacm.ca
*Pedestrian Charters* Algoma Public Healthhttp://www.algomapublichealth.com/Default.aspx?l=,1,10,197,370 Burlington Pedestrian Charterhttp://cms.burlington.ca/AssetFactory.aspx?did=12211 City of Toronto Pedestrian Charterhttp://www.toronto.ca/transportation/walking/charter.htm Esquimalt http://www.toronto.ca/transportation/walking/charter.htm Greater Sudbury Pedestrian Charterhttp://www.city.greatersudbury.on.ca/content/div_councilagendas/documents/Municipal_Pedestrian_Charter_Final_Draft_June_28_2006.pdf Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge Health Unit Active Communities Charterhttp://www.hkpr.on.ca/healthy-lifestyles-master.asp?id=3241 Halton Hills Pedestrian Charterhttp://www.hkpr.on.ca/healthy-lifestyles-master.asp?id=3241 http://www.kitchener.ca/en/livinginkitchener/resources/Pedestrian_charter_.Pdf Kitchenerhttp://www.kitchener.ca/en/livinginkitchener/resources/Pedestrian_charter_.Pdf Oakville Pedestrian Charterhttp://www.oakville.ca/Media_Files/recculture/2009PedestrianCharter.pdf Region of Waterloo Pedestrian Charterhttp://www.region.waterloo.on.ca/web/region.nsf/vwsitemap/88379BBFEDEA6C6D85257184004DB222/$file/Pedestrian_Charter.pdf?OpenElement