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County Wide Active Transportation System Open House

Posted on Thursday November 28, 2019

The County of Essex is hosting an Open House in December to showcase the active transportation projects proposed for 2020 and to gather input on the County Wide Active Transportation System. The Open House will be held at the Essex County Civic Centre from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Everyone is welcome.

The CWATS committee, which includes representatives from all seven local municipalities, is proposing several infrastructure projects next year as part of a long-term plan to construct a regional network of bicycle lanes, multi-purpose pathways, paved shoulders and shared roadways. We encourage the public to submit comments for the proposed projects, which will then be sent to County Council for consideration.

Additionally, the County and its partners are seeking input as they update the CWATS Master Plan, which was developed in 2012. The Master Plan is being updated to reflect lessons learned, best practices and new trends that have emerged since 2012. The updated plan is meant to be used by County staff, municipal leaders and community partners to guide future planning and decision-making surrounding active transportation.

The CWATS team wants to hear from pedestrians, cyclists and users of other non-motorized vehicles about the state of the network and suggestions for improvements. Are there any missing links or gaps? Are there opportunities for new active transportation links? Should routes be added or removed? What are your short, medium and long-term priorities for the system?

Following the Open House, the materials displayed will be posted on the CWATS website. For more information, visit: www.cwats.ca