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.
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.
Sign up for Walk and Wheel to School Week
The CRD will be hosting the inaugural Walk and Wheel to School Week October 2-6, 2017, thanks to a grant from Island Health. Schools across the region are encouraged to sign up now and start receiving materials. For more information, visit www.crdwalkwheel.ca.
Bring Your Street to Life…and Get Help Doing It!
The Greater Victoria Placemaking Network (GVPN) is offering Living Streets grants to community groups who wish to bring their streets to life in 2017.
The Living Streets program works with community groups throughout the capital region to create temporary street closure events for people to walk, run, roll, play, bike, and dance. These car-free street events are for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds and aim to create vibrant public spaces, promote active transportation and encourage good health through car-free streets.
The GVPN is offering micro-grants of up to $250 each as well as providing information on how communities can transform public spaces in creative ways. Individuals, community associations, non-profits, business associations, faith and arts organizations are all welcome to apply.
Active and Safe Routes to School
Keep up-to-date with the Active and Safe Routes to School program through our quarterly newsletter. The newsletter includes information about where each of the schools are in the school travel planning process, highlights of projects and initiatives underway, as well as a profile on one of the region's School Travel Planning Facilitators.