The City of Winnipeg recently began massive upgrades to their bike and pedestrian infrastructure. While some 'Peggers are wild with joy, others are just wild. Some commuters are upset and complaining of gridlock due to construction while some businesses are filing lawsuits seeking damages and demanding the road changes be reversed.
I have to admit I was surprised to hear about the extent of the opposition to Winnipeg's infrastructure changes. But I shouldn’t have been, considering that snow removal on our streets was a recurrent election theme in our own municipal elections last month. Nothing enrages people faster than being stuck in traffic.
Modifying our urban infrastructure to support more active transportation is no easy feat. Just ask Michael Hayes, Director of TransActive Solutions and a leading expert on active transportation in Canada. He’ll be giving a presentation on active transportation on Thursday November 25th here at Central. Come and find out how we can avoid roadblocks to active transportation in Calgary.
What is active transportation?
“Active transportation is any form of human-powered transportation. It is any trip made for the purposes of getting yourself, or others, to a particular destination – to work, to school, to the store or to visit friends. As long as it is “active”, you can choose the mode – walking, cycling, wheeling, etc. Walking and cycling are the most popular forms of active transportation. It can also involve combining modes such as walking/cycling with public transit” – Public Health Agency of Canada
Active Transportation with Michael Hayes
Thursday November 25th
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
4th Floor Meeting Room
Admission is free and there is no registration required