Strathcona Regional District seeks input on Cortes Island’s active transportation needs – Campbell River Mirror

The Regional District of Strathcona will update its Official Community Plan for Cortes Island over the next year and is asking Islanders for feedback on active transportation on the Island.

The SRD retained the services of Urban Systems Ltd. to carry out a study and collect data on the active transport networks, facilities and challenges on the island of Cortes. An online survey has been set up and will be open until May 1st. There will also be a series of workshops, one virtual and one in-person, to share insight into the project and hear thoughts from Islanders on active transportation policies for the Island. , as well as opportunities to collaborate with organizations on the island of Cortes.

“If you, or another representative of your organization, are interested in attending the workshop(s), please RSVP to [email protected] and include your preference (virtual or in-person attendance on the island of Cortes),” a statement read. of the SRD. “We will be sure to provide the necessary information for your participation.”

Active transportation includes a range of human-powered modes of transportation such as walking and cycling.

“Through this project, the SRD hopes to better understand how residents and visitors travel around the island and how the regional district can encourage more travel by active modes of transportation,” the statement said. “We know local knowledge and input is key, so I hope you’ll share with us!”

The survey is available on SDR website. The virtual workshop will take place on April 21 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The in-person workshop will take place the following Tuesday (April 26) from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Manson’s Hall, 983 Beasley Road.

The project will be funded through the Union of BC Municipalities’ Active Transportation Planning grant program. The goal of the program is to help local governments add elements of active transportation into planning documents such as official community plans, as well as identify ways to improve existing networks.

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