The 2015 Niagara Active Transportation Summit brought together over 200 people from across Niagara to look for ways to accelerate active transportation for people, businesses and community by making it easier for people to walk and cycle to where they need to go.
Ten percent of the summit participants were business leaders, nine per cent were elected officials. Other participants represented municipal and regional staff, tourism stakeholders, economic developers, transit officers, educators and citizens.
Priorities for Niagara identified at the summit
Throughout the event, participants worked together to create an action plan to accelerate active transportation by making it easier for people to walk and cycle in Niagara. Through discussion, participants identified 27 possible directions. The three collective directions prioritized at the summit by the participants were:
- Create consistent way finding signage
- Engage school communities
- Develop more complete streets
This report includes a summary of the summit participants, presentations, future priorities and next steps.
Published By: Healthy Living Niagara
Publication Date: 2015