What four Niagara schools did to make it easier to walk and bike to school

Four elementary schools in Niagara piloted a program called School Travel planning. The program gets whole communities working together so that students who live near their school can walk or bike there.  To find out m ore check out the link below:

http://healthylivingniagara.com/active-transportation/school-travel-planning/

 

Promote Safe Active Transportation with Nordic Walking

” Try It Out ” Nordic Walking Presentation and Demonstration for Sports Canada Day November 24, 2014 at the Peach King Centre in Grimsby. The benefits and the proper use of the Nordic Walking poles will be demonstrated by Bruce and Bea Manion. Both are certified Nordic Walking Instructors for the Niagara Public Health. Nordic Walking helps people practice safe and more frequent Active Transportation in any kind of weather.

Get Niagara GOing petition

Sign the petition

The provincial government has committed billions of dollars to transit funding. Unfortunately, that funding stops in Hamilton. After years of studies and discussions on bringing a commuter rail service to Niagara, the government has yet to commit to it and only promises that it is coming. The unemployed and underemployed in Niagara can’t wait any longer. The time is now! Make your voice heard.

Get Niagara GOing Petition

Get Niagara GOing Video

Bruce Trail Closure for maintenance on Beamer Steps

On October 1st & 2nd the Bruce Trail will be closed to hikers on the trail section running from the top to the bottom of the escarpment. This closure is required to allow the replacement of steps on that section of the trail.

We appreciate your cooperation and thank the volunteers who will be doing this work.  Read more…

BTC TRAIL NOTICE Beamer Steps – Local 3 Ken (1)

West End Waterfront Trail Public Information Session

The Town of Grimsby has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study to investigate alternatives for the construction of a multi-use trail along the West End Waterfront area.

A Public Information Session has been planned to provide members of the public with the opportunity to review and provide comments into the planning and design of this project.

The session will be held:
Date: Wed. Sept. 24, 2014
Time: 5 – 7pm
Location: Grimsby Town Hall – Council Chambers
160 Livingston Ave., Grimsby, ON

Hope to see you there!

MAKE WALKING AND CYCLING AN ELECTION ISSUE

With the upcoming municipal elections this October, residents in Grimsby will have the opportunity at public forums, meet and greet events, debates, or at the door, to determine where each candidate stands on their commitment to designing neighborhoods where people can walk or bike to many places in town.

To this end, we offer the following three questions that you can ask your candidate(s):

1. a. What streets are the least safe and least accessible to those aged 8 to 80 for      walking and cycling?

b. What would you do to make them safer and more accessible?

2. What infrastructure changes to support walking and cycling as forms of transportation are needed in your community?

3. a. In your role as an elected official, how strongly would you prioritize principles of walkable and bikeable communities in the planning of new developments and changes to existing infrastructure?

b. What would you do about it?