Walking is something most Calgarians do and likely something we should all do more of. Recognizing this, the City of Calgary is developing an action plan to outline how we can create a better quality pedestrian environment in the city. A pedestrian is anyone walking or jogging, using wheelchairs or mobility aids, walking their dogs, people with children’s strollers or wheeled carts, in-line skaters and skateboarders. We want to encourage more Calgarians to walk more often, while making it easier and safer to do.
The City aims to make walking a convenient, year-round travel option for more Calgarians through the Pedestrian Strategy, Step Forward: A Strategic Plan for Improving Walking in Calgary. The plan will focus on:
•improving pedestrian safety;
•providing universal accessibility;
•improving the quality and experience of the pedestrian realm;
•promoting a culture of walking; and
•furthering walking as a sustainable, convenient and viable part of Calgary’s multi-modal
The City is holding a series of open-houses to get input and feedback from citizens to help build a better pedestrian strategy. Dates, times and locations of the open houses are:
Tuesday, March 10
6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Glenmore Inn – Glenmore West Room
2720 Glenmore Trail S.E.
(in collaboration with the SE Green Line Transitway project)
Thursday, March 12
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Whitehorn Community Centre
228 Whitehorn Road N.E.
Saturday, March 14
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Haysboro Community Centre
1204 - 89 Avenue S.W.
Tuesday, March 17
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Highwood Community Hall
16 Harlow Avenue N.W.
Thursday, March 19
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. CBE Education Centre – Multipurpose Room
1221 - 8 Street S.W.
Walking is the most sustainable form of transportation and is ranked at the top of our Transportation Sustainability Triangle. It releases zero emissions, needs minimal infrastructure, is part of healthy lifestyle and is available to almost all Calgarians.
For more information on the Step Forward plan please click here.
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