City Launches Walk Wheel Windsor to Develop an Active Transportation Master Plan
The City of Windsor is excited to launch Walk Wheel Windsor – an 18-month process to develop an Active Transportation Master Plan for the City.
Active transportation includes any form of human‐powered transportation. Walking and cycling are the most popular and well-known forms of active transportation. However, the definition extends much further than that – as long as it is "active", you choose the mode: skateboarding, wheeling, pushing a stroller, accessing transit, in-line skating, using a mobility aid, etc.
Through the Walk Wheel Windsor process, the City will develop a vision along with policies and actions to guide the development of safe and convenient active transportation options for people of all ages and abilities over the next 20 years. The focus will be on creating active transportation opportunities to get people where they need to go: work, school, appointments and activities. The final Active Transportation Master Plan will include an implementable action plan that will guide investments in active transportation infrastructure and support programs over the short, medium and long term.
Input from Windsor residents and stakeholders will be important throughout the Walk Wheel Windsor process. All residents are invited to be a part of creating an Active Transportation Master Plan developed by our community, for our community. We want to hear from all residents, no matter how they move around – on foot, wheelchair or scooter, by car, transit, bicycle or skateboard.
To launch the public engagement process, residents are invited to share why active transportation is important to them and what would encourage them to use active mobility options more often by completing our Walk Wheel Windsor online survey. This survey is available at walkwheelwindsor.ca until June 29, 2018.
The Walk Wheel Windsor team will also be out in the community throughout the spring, hosting a variety of public events, as we explore together the future of walking, cycling, transit and other active mobility options in Windsor.
The first event will be held at the Earth Day celebration at Malden Park on Sunday, April 22. Arrive car free and you could win a prize! But come out regardless and help shape Windsor’s Active Transportation Master Plan.
For more information on the Walk Wheel Windsor process or to get involved, please visit walkwheelwindsor.ca.