Help make St. Catharines easier to get around

Posted on Tuesday April 26, 2016

Is your preferred mode of transportation pedaling a bicycle, riding a skate board or hoofing it on foot? The City of St. Catharines and the Active Transportation Advisory Committee invites you to discuss how to make the Garden City a little easier to get around.

The City and committee wants to meet with stakeholders and residents to discuss the future of active transportation, or the ways residents and visitors can get around St. Catharines using their own power. Walking, running and cycling are common forms of active transportation, but there are others such as inline skating, skateboards and using a wheelchair.

“More and more people are choosing to get where they need to go on their own power,” said Peter Leyser, transportation technologist at the City. “We want to improve on bike lanes and paths so there are more opportunities for residents to do it in a safer manner.”

The Active Transportation Advisory Committee is a volunteer committee promoting non-motorized 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 set for Tuesday, May 10 at the St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre (425 Carlton St.) from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Space is limited and registration is required. RSVP by email to pleyser@stcatharines.ca or by phone to 905.688.5601, ext. 1607.

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