Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, has issued the following statement encouraging British Columbians to participate in the final two weeks of consultation on ways to make active transportation options more convenient and affordable.
“It’s our goal to make walking, cycling and other kinds of active transportation safer, easier and more attractive.
“Creating more options to get us out of our cars helps reduce congestion and air pollution, and benefits people and communities throughout this province.
“Since we launched the website, we have had over 900 comments and over 5,500 site visits, for a great turnout so far.
“British Columbians have offered their thoughts on how we can make it easier to get around without cars. We’ve heard suggestions ranging from modifying existing bike lanes and walking paths to building stronger connections to public transit.
“Public feedback is vital in shaping an active transportation strategy that works for everyone.
“The public engagement forum will close Monday, April 15, 2019, at 4 p.m. With less than two weeks remaining in the online consultations, I encourage you to share your ideas online: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/govtogetherbc/consultation/active-transportation/
“Working together, we can make communities more liveable with investments in active transportation – investments that will benefit ourselves, our children and our grandchildren.”