Accessibility Tools

Project Goal

Development of an overarching plan around Mobility that includes Active Living, Active Transportation improvements and a potential Transit Service for the community.

Project Completion

June 2025

Responsible Departments

Community Wellbeing, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Operations

Project Background

A suite of initial Active Transportation and physical activity infrastructure upgrades were included in the pdf 2024/25 Capital Budget (1.40 MB) , with work to be completed during the 2024 construction season.

pdf A discussion paper that outlined considerations for a transit system (4.37 MB) (Council Direction Requests, item 2.3) was presented to Council in January.

An Active Living Strategy was approved by Council in May.

Current Status

Staff are researching, and working with partners and consultants to move this process forward. A Mobility Strategy working group has been created to consider next steps and develop a work plan for Council’s consideration, and the Town is working towards aligning objectives from the Active Living Strategy to meet objectives from Active Transportation. Examples include:

  • Enhance connections/networks of walking and wheeling routes to support movement and active transportation.
  • Align with the Town’s Accessibility Plan to create safe walking and wheeling routes within the community.
  • Link with other Town/municipal strategies/planning to ensure natural and built environments and connectivity are considered in planning and future development.

Future Actions

There are several grants and funding opportunities that staff are researching to assist with planning, infrastructure and capital costs. Once these have been thoroughly investigated, staff will bring a comprehensive report and recommendations to Council on how to proceed.

An overall strategy framework and project work plan will be finalized for presentation to Council.