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.



  • This survey seeks your input on various aspects of the proposed plan, including the vision statement, preferred route, facility types, traffic calming measures, and supporting amenities.

    Please take some time to review the information package provided and fill the survey in. The survey should take approximately 15 minutes, and all responses will be kept confidential and anonymous. The survey will be open until 11:59pm on June 23, 2024. Thank you for your time and participation! 

    This survey is intended to be anonymous. Please do not provide your name, address or any other personal information that directly or indirectly identifies yourself and/or others.

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    The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) has secured a grant of $50,000 with matching funds from BC's Active Transportation Network Planning program to develop an actionable roadmap for providing an active transportation link between Rossland to Fruitvale. 

    The South Kootenay Green Link Active Transportation Plan (ATP) aims to create a cohesive, accessible, multi-use active transportation connection, offering a viable alternative to cars for commuting and recreational purposes. By connecting Rossland, Warfield, Trail, Montrose, Fruitvale and Electoral Areas A and B, the project seeks to enhance recreational opportunities, support local businesses, and promote tourism, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and contributing to a healthier lifestyle for residents. The intention of this project is to create an active transportation connection that 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.

    Join the conversation and help shape the future of active transportation in South Kootenay! Your input and ideas are vital for developing a plan that meets the needs of our diverse community. 

    The survey should take approximately 15 minutes, and all responses will be kept confidential and anonymous. The survey will be open until 11:59pm on July 09, 2023. Thank you for your time and participation! Let's get started. 


    This survey is intended to be anonymous. Please do not provide your name, address or any other personal information that directly or indirectly identifies yourself and/or others. No comments received will be attributed to individuals and feedback collected will be aggregated into themes for transportation planning purposes.

    The personal information you provide to the RDKB is being collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will only be used for the purpose of processing RDKB business. If you have any questions about the collection of your personal information, please contact our Freedom of Information Protection of Privacy Officer at (250) 368-9148 or foi@rdkb.com.


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