Bring more People Power into your Life!
People Power, the Active Transportation & Healthy Communities Program, aims to motivate, support and encourage residents to safely walk, roll and cycle more often.
The program runs in tandem with community-led infrastructure investments and data collection programs across the region. It supports the implementation of the 2011 CRD Pedestrian & Cycling Master Plan the 2014 Regional Transportation Plan and one of the 2015 – 2018 Board Strategic Priorities.
People Power uses a collective impact model to harness the skills and knowledge of partner organizations and encourage the use of active transportation for commuting and recreation. Led by the CRD and its partners, the program is made possible with support from the Victoria Foundation and the Traffic Safety Commission.
People Power Receives Provincial Gold Award
The CRD was recognized for People Power: the Active Transportation and Healthy Communities Program at the Planning Institute of BC conference in June. The program received the Gold Award for Excellence in Planning Practices for City and Urban Areas.
The award reflects the work of the diverse organizations that together delivered targeted programming in an innovative “collective impact” approach. The award was presented to the CRD Board on June 13, 2018.
See the People Power Final Report for a summary of the program.
Older Adults Map Expands to Community Map
The CRD Community Map now includes community facilities for diverse populations - expanding and replacing the pilot Connecting Older Adults Map. Find places to learn, connect and recreate, and which transit options will best get you there. Please take a moment to let us know what you think by following the survey link on the map home page.
Active and Safe Routes to School
The Active and Safe Routes to School program publishes a quarterly newsletter with information about where each of the schools are in the school travel planning process and highlights of projects and initiatives.