A new website urges support for a Canadian active transportation strategy that will boost everyday walking, cycling, and active school travel.
The site and accompanying campaign are the work of a six-month-old alliance comprising Canada Bikes, the National Active & Safe Routes to School Working Group, and Green Communities Canada (Canada Walks).
The website received 800 unique visitors the first week it went live, and more than 75 responses to the action page calling on Canadians to join the call for a strategy, get connected, and reach out to decision-makers.
Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, has repeatedly voiced her support for a national strategy, and her office invited a proposal from the alliance to undertake strategy development.
Discussions are ongoing with Environment and Climate Change Canada and other federal government ministries regarding funding. Please add your voice.