South Kootenay Green Link Active Transportation Plan

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The South Kootenay Green Link: Connecting Communities, Promoting Healthy Living, and Fostering Environmental Sustainability


Project Background

The South Kootenay region, celebrated for cultivating both professional and recreational sports enthusiasts, is setting its sights on a new, ambitious initiative - the South Kootenay Green Link Active Transportation Plan (ATP). With a $50,000 grant from BC's Active Transportation Network Planning program, matched by funds from the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB), we are poised to create a comprehensive, accessible, multi-use active transportation connection between Rossland and Fruitvale.


Plan Process

Objective

The South Kootenay Green Link ATP will establish an integrated active transportation corridor that promotes sustainable and healthy modes of travel. The project will address the need for safe, interconnected routes for cyclists, pedestrians, and other active transportation users. It will tackle the region's unique challenges, such as varying elevations and routes adjacent to highways. By focusing on inclusivity and adhering to best practices from the BC Active Transportation Design Guide, the ATP seeks to make active transportation a practical and attractive choice for all residents.


Safety and Challenges

Despite the natural beauty and opportunities for outdoor activities in the region, there is a lack of interconnected, safe, and accessible routes for cyclists, pedestrians and other active transportation users. This hinders the ability of residents to adopt more sustainable modes of transportation, leading to increased car usage, environmental impact, and missed opportunities for health and well-being. The region presents unique challenges for active transportation, including varying elevations and direct routes adjacent to highways. The planning process will explore solutions to these issues.


Solution

The South Kootenay Green Link ATP aims to address these challenges by developing an All Ages and Abilities (AAA) active transportation corridor, guided by the BC Active Transportation Design Guide (2019). This Active Transportation connection will be comfortable, convenient, attractive, and safe for everyone, encouraging more residents to embrace active transportation and leading to a healthier, more environmentally conscious community.


Engagement and Feedback

The South Kootenay Green Link led by the Steering Committee, comprising of representatives from the involved communities and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, is committed to engaging stakeholders and the public throughout the process. Together, we can create a vibrant, connected, and sustainable active transportation network.


What is Active Transportation?

Active transportation, as defined in the BC Active Transportation Design Guide, includes any form of human-powered transportation, including walking, cycling, or rolling using a skateboard, in-line skates, wheelchair or other wheel-based forms of human-powered transportation.




JOIN THE CONVERSATION - SHAPE THE FUTURE OF ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION IN SOUTH KOOTENAY

The South Kootenay Green Link: Connecting Communities, Promoting Healthy Living, and Fostering Environmental Sustainability


Project Background

The South Kootenay region, celebrated for cultivating both professional and recreational sports enthusiasts, is setting its sights on a new, ambitious initiative - the South Kootenay Green Link Active Transportation Plan (ATP). With a $50,000 grant from BC's Active Transportation Network Planning program, matched by funds from the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB), we are poised to create a comprehensive, accessible, multi-use active transportation connection between Rossland and Fruitvale.


Plan Process

Objective

The South Kootenay Green Link ATP will establish an integrated active transportation corridor that promotes sustainable and healthy modes of travel. The project will address the need for safe, interconnected routes for cyclists, pedestrians, and other active transportation users. It will tackle the region's unique challenges, such as varying elevations and routes adjacent to highways. By focusing on inclusivity and adhering to best practices from the BC Active Transportation Design Guide, the ATP seeks to make active transportation a practical and attractive choice for all residents.


Safety and Challenges

Despite the natural beauty and opportunities for outdoor activities in the region, there is a lack of interconnected, safe, and accessible routes for cyclists, pedestrians and other active transportation users. This hinders the ability of residents to adopt more sustainable modes of transportation, leading to increased car usage, environmental impact, and missed opportunities for health and well-being. The region presents unique challenges for active transportation, including varying elevations and direct routes adjacent to highways. The planning process will explore solutions to these issues.


Solution

The South Kootenay Green Link ATP aims to address these challenges by developing an All Ages and Abilities (AAA) active transportation corridor, guided by the BC Active Transportation Design Guide (2019). This Active Transportation connection will be comfortable, convenient, attractive, and safe for everyone, encouraging more residents to embrace active transportation and leading to a healthier, more environmentally conscious community.


Engagement and Feedback

The South Kootenay Green Link led by the Steering Committee, comprising of representatives from the involved communities and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, is committed to engaging stakeholders and the public throughout the process. Together, we can create a vibrant, connected, and sustainable active transportation network.


What is Active Transportation?

Active transportation, as defined in the BC Active Transportation Design Guide, includes any form of human-powered transportation, including walking, cycling, or rolling using a skateboard, in-line skates, wheelchair or other wheel-based forms of human-powered transportation.



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Mapping Exercise: Opportunities and Barriers

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We value your local knowledge and invite you to participate in this mapping exercise. Using the interactive map provided, please place markers to indicate specific opportunities for enhancing cycling and recreational routes, as well as any barriers you encounter while using these routes.


Opportunities: These could be potential locations for new routes, areas where existing routes could be improved, or places where amenities (like benches, bike racks, or water fountains) could be added. Please use a GREEN marker for these locations.

Barriers: These could be places where safety is a concern, where routes are in poor condition, where connections between routes are missing, or where there are obstacles to cycling. Please use a RED marker for these locations. 


For each marker you place, please add a brief note explaining why you chose that location and what could be done to enhance (for opportunities) or address (for barriers) the situation. 


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CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.
Page last updated: 08 Jun 2024, 10:51 AM