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Annapolis County embarks on active transportation plan; meeting in Nictaux January 23

Annapolis County

The County of Annapolis is looking to improve and/or connect neighbouring communities with safer walkable/bikeable solutions, and the public is being asked to share their ideas. An open discussion is being held on January 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Nictaux Fire Hall (9349 Highway 10, Nictaux) to talk about an Active Transportation (AT) Plan. Professional consultants from Hatch Mott MacDonald and TransActive Solutions will be in attendance to facilitate.

According to Debra Ryan, Recreation Manager, active transportation describes all human powered forms of travel such as walking, cycling, jogging, wheeling, in-line skating, skateboarding, cross-country skiing, canoeing, and kayaking. It has been noted that walking and cycling are the most popular and can be combined with other modes, such as public transportation.

“The County of Annapolis Active Transportation Plan will play an important role in the further development of the Municipality as having healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities,” she said. “The Plan will identify future routes to connect people to their schools, neighbouring communities, workplaces, parks, and recreation facilities throughout the county. The people who use these routes are the ones who know what is needed so their participation in these discussions is important. The public’s involvement will be the key to the plan’s success.”

People of all ages are being encouraged to attend the meeting and to participate in a five-minute on-line survey for a chance to win a prize. The survey is available at AnnapolisCounty.ca until February 21, 2014.

The public meeting will be held on January 23 at the Nictaux Fire Hall (9349 Highway 10, Nictaux). The meeting will start at 6:30 pm. In the event of extreme weather, the meeting will be held on January 30 at the same time and location.

If you have any suggestions about active transportation or would like a hard copy of the survey please contact Debra Ryan, Recreation Manager, at (902) 532-3139 or dryan@annapoliscounty.ca.

Organizations: Nictaux Fire Hall, Active Transportation

Geographic location: Annapolis County, Annapolis Active Transportation Plan

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