County of Grey: Active Transportation/Active Communities
Rural communities taking initiative in regards to transportation deficits in their communities.
Transportation has been recognized as a key issue within the community.
The lack of transportation and active transportation options keeps people from having a range of options when travelling to various destinations.
Some residents experience barriers such as getting to medical appointments or grocery stores which inturn has health im- pacts.
Official Plan Policy
To locate and develop any new transportation and utility corridors and facilities, and/or expand the use of existing corridors in a manner which minimizes any negative effects.
Transportation Management Plan (TMP)
The community recognized that there is a need to do a TMP in terms of looking at a variety of factors, such as active transportation and looking at transit opportunities to connect dispersed and downtown communities and service facilities in downtown areas.
Some recommendations from the transportation management plan are based on the fact that there are a number of existing transit providers and that each are providing niche type services such as providing services for those with disabilities. A recommendation is to look for opportunities to expand or enhance those service options.
Key Lessons and Tools
Work with your health unit, as they have a lot of information and resources.
Community engagement beyond the requirements of the Planning Act is important.
Randy Scherzer - Director of Planning