The City of Merritt is committed to improving walking, biking, and other active mobility options and recently launched the development of an Active Transportation Plan – a first for our community. The Plan will set the foundation for developing well-connected, attractive active transportation networks that are safe, convenient, and user-friendly, no matter what mode of transportation people use.
The Active Transportation Plan will identify specific measures that will allow the City of Merritt to make walking, cycling and other active modes of transportation a more viable and attractive option for commuting, doing business, and recreating. Promoting and providing more opportunities for active transportation can play an important role in enhancing our community’s health, environment, and economy, and ensures community members can safely move in and around Merritt.
As we launch this process, it is important to acknowledge the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges many people in our community are experiencing. To keep the community safe and to help slow down the spread of COVID-19, all in-person engagement is on hold. However, we still need input from Merritt residents to help shape the Active Transportation Plan. As such, we are shifting the engagement process online and will continue monitoring the situation, taking direction from the Provincial Health Officer. When the time is right, we look forward to meeting in-person and having important conversations about active transportation face-to-face.
More information is available at www.merritt.ca/activetransportation.
Ready to get involved?
Our online survey is now LIVE and will be open for Merritt residents to complete until July 8, 2020.
For More Information Contact:
Planning & Development Services Manager
Phone: 250-378-8620Email: firstname.lastname@example.org