The Village of Lumby received a grant from the province’s Active Transportation Grant Program to explore the current active transportation network in Lumby and to develop an Active Transportation Network Plan (ATNP). The ATNP will guide the future development and implementation of walking, rolling and cycling facilities for the entire community.
Earlier this year, the Village asked community members for input on active transportation issues, opportunities and priorities. Feedback received during this phase helped inform the development of the draft ATNP, which is now complete.
- An online survey is open until November 21, 2022 to collect input on the draft ATNP. To access the survey, visit www.surveymonkey.ca/r/LumbyDraftATNP
Hard copies of the survey are also available for pick up and drop off at the Village Office (1775 Glencaird St).
To read the draft ATNP and access the online survey, visit www.storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/22dfd92887ae4e2c8a0480c8458758e0
Over the course of 2022, the Village will engage with the community over two phases and use the feedback collected to help develop the ATNP, which is expected to be finalized in early 2023.
Engagement Phase One (February 14, 2022 – March 6, 2022)
- Vision, Goals, Challenges & Opportunities: We provided the community with an overview of the process and consult on issues and opportunities related to active transportation facilities (i.e., sidewalks or cycle lanes) in Lumby. Input received during this phase will be used to develop the draft vision and goals for the ATNP.
Engagement Phase Two (Fall 2022)
- Reporting Back – Did We Get It Right? We will report back on what we heard from engagement in Phase One and share the draft ATNP. The community will be asked to provide feedback on the Draft ATNP to inform the final Plan.
What is active transportation?
Active transportation is any human-powered mode of transportation such as walking, cycling, skateboarding or using a wheelchair. There are also several new and emerging transportation modes that can fit in this category and may use the same trails and pathways, such as e-scooters, electric skateboards, and other small, one-person electric vehicles.
Why is active transportation important?
Active transportation has many benefits to our community:
- Health: increases physical activity and promotes healthier communities
- Safety: creates dedicated, safe facilities and spaces for users to participate in active transportation
- Economic: increases transportation options and enhances connections to local services and amenities
- Societal: encourages social interaction and sense of community
- Environmental: reduces motor vehicle trips and helps towards climate change mitigation
What area will this project serve?
The study area will focus on the local pedestrian and cycling networks within Lumby.