Council Adopts Plan to Improve and Expand Active Transportation Network
by Town of High River
Community Council Climate Change and Active Transportation
HIGH RIVER - High River residents love our trails and outdoor living! The Town plans to build on this with the formal adoption of High River’s first Active Transportation Plan by High River Town Council at its November 27 meeting. The Town received $50,000 in funding from Infrastructure Canada to complete the plan, which focuses on improving and expanding its Active Transportation network.
Active Transportation refers to cycling, walking, and other active transportation methods used on Town sidewalks, pathways, multi-use trails, and bike lanes. The Town is responsible for implementing short, medium and long-term projects identified in the newly adopted plan.
“High River has beautiful, interconnected parks, trails and greenspaces enjoyed by a wide diversity of people year ‘round. As the Town implements this plan, we will incorporate the community feedback to ensure it reflects the ideas and suggestions from our residents,” noted Mayor Snodgrass. “I am sure people will appreciate new opportunities to use and enjoy our pathways and transportation network.”
To implement the plan, the Town will take a coordinated approach that incorporates community feedback. In addition, staff teams who will lead these projects will continue to seek future grant and funding opportunities to support projects within the community.
To learn more about the Active Transportation Plan, please visit the Town’s website where you can find information about Active Transportation and what is means to the community, the approved plan, and What We Heard reports that summarize community contributions and interests.
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Craig Snodgrass, Mayor