Active transportation includes walking and biking, but also rollerblading, kayaking, skateboarding, scootering, and any other form of human-powered transportation. In the winter, active transportation takes the form of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and even dog-sledding! Active transportation enhances quality of life, attracts business and knowledge workers to a community and contributes to economic development.
The District of Lunenburg has realized the necessity and benefits of active transportation, and developed an Active Transportation (AT) Plan specific to the municipality in 2010.
To view the AT Plan, please click here.
Our AT Plan involved extensive community consultation and focuses on the rural nature of our municipality. It can be challenging to develop AT in a spread-out community such as ours, but the benefits that can be realized are certainly worth it!
Currently the municipality is focusing on implementation of the AT Plan, with the Active Living Coordinator being the key contact for these projects.