That as Complete Streets for Prince Rupert provides a glimpse at how transportation goals can be included as part of the ongoing work on the Official Community Plan.
An item posted to the CS4PR website calls on the experiences of a graduate of Vancouver Island University's Masters of Community Planning program, with Seamus McConville a Prince Rupert resident offering up a few themes for consideration to the desires for a more active future for the North Coast.
Reviewing some of the background to the Official Community Plan, he notes how much has changed since the adoption of the OCP of 2007 and how Active Transportation goals now are of much more importance and more readily accepted by the public.
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Graduate Seamus McConville
Using a mix of his own observations from his visits back to his hometown and some of the results of studies from other communities that he has had experience with, the Masters Grad charts a handy blue print towards how Complete Streets may see the realization of their ambitions when it comes to transportation.
Among the key elements of his proposals, the opportunities that exist for grant funding at the moment as the City moves forward with their 2020 version of the OCP.
In his notes, McConville observes towards a number of sources of money that would help develop those networks and improve the transportation options in the community.
For Prince Rupert, this could not be more of a convenient time to consider a Transportation Master Plan which focuses on Active Transportation. The Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) has a grant opportunity right now for communities under 25,000 to fund up to $10,000 of an Active Transportation Strategy.