Canada’s National Active Transportation Strategy
Canada’s walking movement has joined forces with the movements for bike-friendly communities and active school travel. Canada Walks (Green Communities Canada) is working with Canada Bikes and the National Active & Safe Routes to School Working Group. Our goal: to develop a national active transportation strategy.
About the National Active Transportation Strategy
Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, says she wants to lead her government in adopting a national active transportation strategy. In response to this opportunity, we have formed a three-way alliance of active transportation champions.
At the invitation of the Minister, we have submitted a joint proposal to develop a national strategy for the government, including research, extensive Canada-wide consultation, and a framework for collaborative action. Discussions are ongoing about strategy funding with Environment and Climate Change, and other Ministries.
For more information see www.activetransportationcanada.weebly.com. The site summarizes the scope and need for a strategy, the amazing breadth of support, and the benefits of active transportation. There’s also a “take action” page to join the call for a strategy, get connected, and reach out to decision-makers.
Please share the link through your newsletters and social media. And urge your followers to join the call for action.
Our active transportation alliance
· Judi Varga-Toth, Executive Director, Canada Bikes
· Jamie Hilland, Chair, National Active & Safe Routes to School Working Group
· Clifford Maynes, Executive Director, Green Communities Canada
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