Whistler receives funding from the Province to develop an Active Transportation Plan

Publication Date: August 23, 2021

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Community-wide engagement to commence in September 2021

In April 2021, the Resort Municipality of Whistler was awarded $20,000 from the Province of B.C.’s Active Transportation Planning Program for ‘Let’s Move Whistler’, an active transportation planning framework. 

The program will cover 100 per cent of the eligible activities, which will include implementing an engagement plan to identify the community’s priority strategies and actions to increase the use of active transportation year-round in Whistler. The findings will be incorporated into municipal planning documents, including the Whistler Transportation Plan, Transit Future Action Plan and the Accessibility Action Plan. 

The Transportation Advisory Group (TAG) has created an Active Transportation sub-committee comprised of TAG members and citizens at large to inform and contribute to the process. 

Community engagement began in June with a survey to all Whistler high school students, and a community-wide survey and stakeholder consultations will commence in September, with the aim to finalize strategies and actions for incorporation into municipal documents in early 2022.

More details on the community-wide engagement will be released in the coming weeks.

“Community-informed active transportation policies and infrastructure planning is key to moving us closer to our Big Moves goals. ‘Moving beyond the car’ and using more sustainable transportation modes is one of the most effective means of adapting and responding to the changing climate,” said Whistler Mayor Jack Crompton. “As we navigate the environmental impacts of climate change, it’s important that the public be involved in the development of local solutions for reducing our carbon footprint.”

Administered by the Union of B.C. Municipalities, the Active Transportation Planning Program aims to support local governments to incorporate or enhance active transportation components of formal planning documents including research, consultation, and policy development.

To learn more about transportation planning, visit whistler.ca/transportation

To learn more about Whistler’s Big Move Strategy, visit whistler.ca/BigMoves.

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