A precedent setting announcement supporting active transportation corridors for schools. Hopefully we will hear more announcements like this city wide!
I compiled a two page backgrounder on history of AT initiatives in Fort Richmond. (attached) A lot of work is occurring in the community- as has been city wide. Great news!
PLEASE NOTE: While not 'officially announced' yet - the Green Action Centre and communities of Fort Richmond / University Heights and U of M were involved in the development of a Community Walking and Cycling map: http://fortrichmondat.ca/Map.pdf
The format is almost identical to the Winnipeg cycling map - except with far more detail (ie: locations of crosswalks / lights / heated bus shelters / sidewalks, etc) Hard copies are available at the Green Action Centre and at many locations in Fort Richmond / south Pembina businesses. The map was supported by the Province / City / Green Action Centre and many other organizations. It is my hope that many communities will want to develop their own detailed AT map!
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Jackie Avent (ASRTS) Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2013 1:20 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [At-network] City Infrastructure Announcement Blazes Trails for Winnipeg School Children
Today's Active Transportation infrastructure announcement is a promising step forward in creating safe, active corridors for students to travel actively to and from school.
The investment in school-based infrastructure is precedent setting and exciting - highlighting the benefit of wide-spread community engagement and consultation done by Green Action Centre through the Bike Walk Roll Fort Richmond Project. This was on the coat-tails of the School Travel Planning pilot project where we worked with all neighbourhood schools.