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How do you feel about Orillia's walkability?

City looking for feedback on new Pedestrian Charter
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NEWS RELEASE
CITY OF ORILLIA
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The City of Orillia’s Active Transportation Committee is working hard to raise awareness about the benefits of all forms of active transportation, and is looking for public opinion and feedback on a draft Pedestrian Charter.

“One of the original recommendations from the City of Orillia’s Active Transportation Plan is to develop and adopt a Pedestrian Charter,” said David Campbell, chair of the Active Transportation Committee. “We recognize that almost every personal outing involves a degree of walking or wheeling and that walking is beneficial not only for improved physical health, but also has significant environmental, social and mental benefits for a community overall.” 

How do you feel about Orillia’s walkability? Visit the City’s website to review the draft Pedestrian Charter and learn more. 

As part of the process, the Committee is seeking feedback from the community and looks forward to hearing from local residents. Submissions will be considered as part of the Committee’s report to Council in early spring.  Mail or email your comments by March 31, 2018 to:

Active Transportation Committee
c/o Robin Cadeau, Assistant Clerk/Committee Coordinator
50 Andrew St. S., Suite 300, Orillia, L3V 7T5, or rcadeau@orillia.ca

“We will be asking Council to adopt a Pedestrian Charter as a guiding document simply to remind everyone during planning and decision making of the values of walkability particularly as it relates to quality of life, safety, and the environment.  It’s a big step in the right direction.” Campbell added.

The Active Transportation Committee will be looking to Council to review and adopt the Pedestrian Charter to ensure that our local urban environment encourages and supports walking as a primary means of transportation, and as part of an active transportation network that boasts a range of benefits, from increased fitness levels, to environmental sustainability and improved traffic flow.

The City of Orillia is a city of 31,000 people in the heart of Ontario’s Lake Country on the shores of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe. Visit our website.

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