The City of St. Catharines and the Active Transportation Advisory Committee are holding a second, follow-up workshop to discuss how to make the Garden City a little easier to get around without your car.
The City and committee want to meet with stakeholders and residents to discuss the future of active transportation, or the ways residents and visitors can get around using their own power.
Walking, running and cycling are common forms of active transportation, but there are others such as inline skating, skateboards, wheelchairs and other mobility devices. The next workshop includes a review of the results from the spring workshop and identifying challenges and strategies for implementation.
“Improving our network of bicycle lanes, trails, pathways and sidewalks will create many economic and healthy benefits for our residents,” said Brian Applebee, the City’s manager of transportation services. “We want to hear from our community on how best to move forward on these initiatives.”
The Active Transportation Advisory Committee is a volunteer committee promoting nonmotorized ways to get around St. Catharines. The committee will use information gathered from the community, including this workshop, to advise City Council and staff on policies, strategies and programs to better connect destinations in St. Catharines to each other with sidewalks, paths, bicycle lanes and public transit.
The workshop is open to everyone who attended the spring session and those who missed it. However, space is limited, so registration is required. RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to 905.688.5601, ext. 1659.