Clarington wants to hear from residents on transportation network improvements

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Published March 8, 2024 at 9:07 am

Walkers, runners, cyclists, roller bladers and mobility device users: your feedback is wanted in Clarington as the municipality is looking to improve its active transportation network.

Active transportation refers to any mode of travel that uses a person’s own power to move, from jogging and bike riding to skateboarding and scootering and Clarington wants to take a good look at its infrastructure – the sidewalks, bike lanes, paths and paved shoulders – to ensure it’s safe, accessible and, like a certain former mayor at a developers’ meeting, well-connected.

Clarington is asking residents to contribute to the development of its new Active Transportation Master Plan, which will guide network growth and priorities for the next 10 to 15 years.

“With our new Active Transportation Master Plan Clarington is proactively addressing traffic management, walkability, livability and connectivity,” said Mayor Adrian Foster. “I encourage residents to share their ideas so we can create a community-focused plan that aims to make walking, cycling and rolling a safer and more reliable transportation option here in Clarington.”

There will also be an in-person Public Information Centre on Thursday, March 21, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex in Bowmanville. Drop in to learn more about the project and share your ideas with staff.

Learn more, share your feedback and subscribe for updates at www.clarington.net/ATMP. Residents can also drop by a Clarington Connected kiosk in a local recreation facility to share their thoughts, drop a pin on the interactive map and complete a survey for a chance to win a prize.

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