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Esquimalt opens poll on proposed active transportation plan – Victoria News


A young family cycles along Selkirk Avenue in Esquimalt. (Courtesy of the Township of Esquimalt)

Esquimalt opens survey on proposed active transportation plan

Residents have until November 5 to provide feedback

Esquimalt residents have until Nov. 5 to vote on the township’s proposed active transportation plan.

The plan is Esquimalt’s first comprehensive attempt to tackle the barriers cyclists, pedestrians and cyclists face in the region, both to improve accessibility and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The current proposal is based on feedback the township received from residents last spring.

Respondents pointed out that narrow aisles, vehicle speed, unmarked cycle paths, and curbs that are inaccessible to wheelchairs were major issues. They also had the opportunity to point out specific streets and intersections where they would like changes.

Therefore, the survey describes the costs and realities of different sections of sidewalk, bike path and intersection improvement and asks participants to prioritize them.

Once the survey is complete, feedback and additional technical analysis will be used to create the final plan.

The survey and the summary of the proposed plan can be found at engageesquimalt.ca/transportactif.


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