Active transportation refers to any form of human-powered transportation: walking, cycling, wheelchair use, in-line skating, cross-country skiing, or skateboarding. There are many ways to engage in active transportation, such as walking to the bus stop or cycling to school/work.
Active transportation provides many benefits. It's healthy and social. It reduces traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions. And it saves you money on gas and parking.
How does the City help?
Cycling: Check out the web page that provides information on cycling routes and bikeways. Download a poster/map that depicts all of the bike routes, bike lanes, and trails in the City. Don't forget, there are also numerous places to lock up a bike downtown.
The City also partners with the Prince George Cycling Club to annually present Bike to Work Week in the spring.
Supporting pedestrians: the City annually upgrades existing sidewalks and allocates funds to adding new sidewalks. There is also a Pedestrian Network Study, completed in 2004, that guides investment, policies, and programs in support of pedestrians.
Trails: the City has more than 100km of trails. See this web page for more information about City trails.
Planning: In 2011, Council approved a Prince George Active Transportation Plan to guide the development of a continuous and safe Active Transportation Network. The Plan incorporated policies and standards from existing plans such as the Cycle Network Plan, City Centennial Trails Project, Pedestrian Network Plan, Transit Service Review, Active Communities Strategic Plan, and others. It also incorporated new information and public input.
The Plan contains a number of recommendations related to standards and guidelines, infrastructure, policies, and programs.