Salt Spring Island Active Transportation Network

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Thank you for your feedback Salt Spring Island!

The Capital Regional District is creating an Active Transportation Network Plan (ATNP) for Salt Spring Island, and phases 1 and 2 of the planning process are complete. Thank you again to everyone who has provided feedback so far!

Two reports were produced as part of this project's first two phases, including the Baseline Conditions Report and the Engagement Summary. The Baseline Conditions Report includes a detailed technical assessment of Salt Spring's existing road, cycling, and pedestrian networks. It consists of a summary of the key barriers to active transportation and the

Thank you for your feedback Salt Spring Island!

The Capital Regional District is creating an Active Transportation Network Plan (ATNP) for Salt Spring Island, and phases 1 and 2 of the planning process are complete. Thank you again to everyone who has provided feedback so far!

Two reports were produced as part of this project's first two phases, including the Baseline Conditions Report and the Engagement Summary. The Baseline Conditions Report includes a detailed technical assessment of Salt Spring's existing road, cycling, and pedestrian networks. It consists of a summary of the key barriers to active transportation and the opportunities for improvement that will be further explored as part of the ATNP process.

The Engagement Summary provides results from the first round of engagement, including the main themes surrounding barriers and opportunities to improve active transportation on Salt Spring Island. It highlights what we heard from all of the engagement activities completed to date, including the Saturday Market ideas fair, the first online survey, an interactive mapping activity, the ASK Salt Spring event, and the meeting with the Salt Spring Island Transportation Commission.

The project team is completing the network analysis and developing specific recommendations for active transportation corridor improvements in Ganges Village.

A second survey will be available this winter to collect feedback on the draft ATNP vision, goals, and recommended infrastructure and policy actions, which will directly inform the top priorities in the plan that reflect the needs of Island residents and visitors. Stay tuned for more information in the coming months, we would like to hear from you again!

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About the Project

The Capital Regional District obtained funding from the BC Active Transportation Grants Program to prepare an Active Transportation Network Plan (ATNP) for Salt Spring Island. The ATNP will build on the 2013 Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan and guide the development of the Island’s active transportation network over the next 10 to 20 years. The plan will address critical active transportation issues and help SSI manage transportation and demographic changes while improving island quality of life, safety, and mobility for residents and visitors. Public engagement is critical to developing the ATNP to ensure that the final recommendations reflect the needs and priorities of Island residents and visitors. Your feedback will be used to create preliminary recommendations for pedestrian and cycling infrastructure options across the Island, which will be shared for additional review.

Project Timeline

The project has four phases, as shown below.


What is Active Transportation?

Active transportation, as defined in the BC Active Transportation Design Guide, includes any form of human-powered transportation, including walking, cycling, or rolling using a skateboard, in-line skates, wheelchair or other wheel-based forms of human-powered transportation.

What is an Active Transportation Network Plan

An Active Transportation Network Plan is a strategic document that lays out the vision and key goals for how Salt Spring Island will enhance its active transportation. The purpose of the ATNP is to identify gaps in the pedestrian and cycling network, improve the quality and experience for people walking, biking, and rolling, provide a roadmap for high priority improvements over the next 10-20 years and increase the share of trips completed by active modes of transportation.

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    Thank you to those who participated and provided feedback at the Ideas Fair at the Salt Spring Island Market on Saturday August 20th. We had over 150 people share their feedback at the Ideas Fair on barriers they face in accessing Salt Spring Island's active transportation network and opportunities they would like to see explored in the plan. We invite you to browse this site to learn more about the Active Transportation Network Plan and share your feedback.

    The online survey, map, and ideas tools are open until 11:59 pm on October 31.

    Public engagement is a critical part of developing the ATNP to ensure that the final recommendations are reflective of the needs and priorities of Island residents and visitors. Your feedback will be used to develop the preliminary recommendations for pedestrian and cycling infrastructure options across the Island. The intention is to bring options back to the community for your feedback ahead of a final plan.

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