Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Transition Prince Rupert brings Complete Streets under its umbrella

The local organization which has dedicated itself to the goal of safe, accessible and enjoyable streets for everyone is joining forces with another local community action group, with Complete Streets for Prince Rupert making a move towards formalizing its work with Transition Prince Rupert.

The Announcement on the Transition Prince Rupert website outlined the new partnership between the two organizations which will now allow for the Complete Streets project to apply for funding through Transition Prince Rupert's organizational umbrella, as they work towards seeking improvement of the city's streets and community neighbourhoods.

Transition Prince Rupert recently completed work on the first stage of their ambitious McKay Street Park renovation program, with the installation of a playground accessed through money received as part of the BCAA Play Here competition of last year.

The organization is looking to install a linear dog park as the next project for the McKay Street site, with fundraising currently underway for that initiative.

Complete Streets has been advocating for a number of traffic calming measures through the downtown area. In February, the organizations lead member Chris Lightfoot appeared in front of City Council to outline a range of safety features it wishes to test out in the city.

Complete Streets plans shift focus to Third Avenue options
Complete Streets for Prince Rupert looks to give City Council a preview or road safety concept

In 2017, the organization addressed a string of downtown vehicle/pedestrian incidents by seeking the opinion of the public on the nature of the dangers that are found at the city's crosswalks and intersections.

Complete Streets for Prince Rupert group wants your input on city's most dangerous crossings/intersections
Local group begins process of seeking safer streets in Prince Rupert

You can lean more about Complete Streets and their goals from their website here.

More items related to community events and notes can be found on our archive page here.

Items on the theme of the city's roads and infrastructure can be reviewed from our archive here.

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