Prioritizing Pedestrians

Daily pedestrian trips in Vancouver, Canada are at 318,000, while bike trips are at 60,000. So why do bikes have a committee and pedestrians don't? City planners are rectifying that situation now, with a new focus on walkers.

City manager Penny Ballem said recently that a pedestrian advisory committee will be formed as the city works on a new transportation plan. Meanwhile, the city's engineering department is revising its entire outlook on pedestrians by including them in a new department they're calling "Active Transportation."

Reporter Allen Garr writes:

"It includes all human-powered methods of moving. Actually, rather than have a pedestrian advisory committee, don't be surprised if they are blended with the cyclists into an active transportation advisory committee."

Full Story: Department for pedestrians on the horizon

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