Walking is the first and most fundamental form of transportation. Everyone is a pedestrian at some point in their day. Walking is how transit passengers reach their destination, how people driving get from the curb to the front door, and those riding a bike get from the bike rack to their end point. The City of North Vancouver is committed to making walking an attractive and convenient mobility choice for residents of all ages and abilities. To do this, the City is developing a pedestrian plan - Walk CNV, that when implemented will ensure existing and future walking facilities are safe, enjoyable and accessible for residents and visitors.
Walk CNV Community Walkabout Series
Join us at a community walkabout and help us create a Pedestrian Plan focused on safe, enjoyable and accessible walking facilities. Come walk with us and together, we’ll explore the challenges and opportunities for walking in our community. We've got three different routes to choose from - join one or all three!
March 4 | 10:30am-noon
Westview Elementary School
1660 Bewicke Avenue
March 4 | 1:30pm-3pm
Civic Plaza (in front of the City Library)
Lonsdale and 14th Street
March 11 | 10:30am – noon
Lonsdale and West 23rd Street
Take Walk CNV Survey - Closes March 3
To launch Walk CNV, we are inviting residents to share why walking is important to you and what would encourage you to walk more often. Get involved by completing our interactive online survey or attending one of our community walkabouts. Please fill out the survey by March 3 and tell us about issues and opportunities for walking in North Vancouver and enter the Walk CNV draw for $100 at MEC.
What are the benefits of walking?
Walking is a great way to get around the City of North Vancouver and is one of the best ways to get and stay physically active. It's accessible with no special training required. Walking is also inexpensive with no gas tank to fill - all you need is a good pair of shoes; and you can walk just about anywhere in various weather conditions.
While you can improve your health and ease the burden on your pocketbook, the benefits of walking also extend to the broader community. For example, walking helps to:
- Create more livable communities
- Reduce vehicle-related air pollution
- Reduce traffic congestion for all road users
Developing Walk CNV
The Walk CNV process involves four distinct phases. Throughout the process there will be multiple opportunities for public input with both in-person events and online participation. This will ensure Walk CNV is developed with the North Vancouver community and for the North Vancouver community.
Walk CNV will build on our existing Pedestrian Plan, contained in the City’s Long-term Transportation Plan (2008). It will provide detailed actions to prioritize pedestrian investments throughout the city including new sidewalks, curb ramps, crosswalks, and many other improvements that make it easier to walk in our neighborhoods.
Walk CNV will:
- Provide an understanding of why people walk in the City of North Vancouver and what benefits they gain from walking.
- Provide recommended improvements to encourage walking in the City of North Vancouver.
- The City of North Vancouver has one of the highest population densities in Metro Vancouver making it easier for residents to incorporate walking into the everyday lives
- According to the 2011 National Household Survey, walking makes up approximately 13% of all daily trips
- CNV has approximately 135 km of roads, of which over 112 km have sidewalks on one or both sides of the street
- There are over 30 km of designated trails in CNV
Check back for updates on this exciting project, and also please visit our Facebook and Twitter pages, using the hashtag #walkcnv.
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