Collingwood Active Transportation
"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