Collingwood Active Transportation

A Community's future to be successful, complete, inspired, healthy and vibrant

"The
 Collingwood
 Active
 Transportation
 Plan
 (ATP) (PDF)
 shows
 what
 a
 growing 
community 
with 
a
 population of under
 20,000 
can
 take
 when
 dedicated
 to:
 being
 creative;
 leveraging
 their
 assets;
 facilitating
 community
 engagement;
 focusing
 on
 practical
  solutions
 and
 improvements;
and,
building 
on 
their 
unique
 context.

“What
 do 
we 
need 
to 
do
 for
 our 
community’s 
future;
to 
be
 successful,
complete,
inspired,
healthy,
and
 vibrant?”

This
 was
 the
 question
 that
 was 
asked
 to
 help
 guide
 the 
development
 and
 refinement
 of
 the 
implementation 
projects,
or
 “Elements”,
in
 this
 ATP.
 
 These
 were
 specifically
 created to
 work
 together
 to
 improve
 active
 transportation
 by
 creating
 better:
 transportation
 networks,
 neighbourhoods,
 places,
 and
 community
 engagement
 and
 support.


The
 Plan 
was 
developed
 through 
an 
immersion 
in
community 
building
 concepts
 of
 a
 fine
 grain:
 of
 neighbourhood
 context;
 walkability;
bikeabilty;
and,
human‐centered 
design.



The 
Elements
 in
 this 
ATP 
relate 
to 
the
 planning 
for,
and
 development
 of,
 active
 transportation
 facilities ;
as
 well
 as,
ways
 of
 engaging
 and
 mobilizing
 Collingwood’s
 citizens 
to 
help
 improve 
their 
community.

 With
 its
 focus
 on
 cumulative
 benefits,
 practical
 solutions,
 and
 leveraging
 physical
 &
 community
 assets,
 this
 Active
 Transportation
 Plan
 also has 
a 
subtext 
of
 resiliency
 and
 self‐reliance,
a 
“Strong
Town”
vision.
 
 This 
will
 hopefully
 facilitate
 the
 beginnings
 of
 conversations
 and
 invest  that
 bring 
citizens 
together
 as
 a
 community;
 to 
improve
 their
 active
 transportation
 systems
 and
 culture
 in
 cooperation.

 Thereby
 projecting
 the
 Town
 of
 Collingwood
 into
 a
 more
 active transportation friendly future."

Received by Council January 2013