Have your say: 'Let's Move Whistler' Active Transportation Plan
Whistler is seeking the community’s input to inform Let’s Move Whistler: An Active Transportation Plan.
The survey aims to understand the barriers to using active transportation and seeks input on priority improvements to Whistler’s active transportation routes and facilities for the short, medium and long-term.
Community input will shape the Plan’s vision, recommendations and implementation action plan. The Plan’s findings will be incorporated into municipal planning documents, including the Whistler Transportation Plan, Transit Future Action Plan and the Accessibility Action Plan.
At the end of the survey, be sure to enter the draw to win a 6-month bus pass. Please note, contact information for the draw is not linked to your answers.
Survey closes Tuesday, October 26.
Active Transportation Plan Funding
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.
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.
Active Transportation Engagement
Community engagement began in June with a survey to all Whistler high school students, and the Age-Friendly Whistler Community survey. A community-wide Active Transportation on-line survey will open from October 12 to 26, with the aim to finalize strategies and actions for incorporation into municipal documents in early 2022.
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.
Improving active transportation is part of the medium-term goals in the Whistler Transportation Action Plan. For more information about Whistler's long-term action plan and planning process, see whistler.ca/MovingWhistler.