Seeking transportation gaps
The Thompson Rivers University Students’ Union and the Kamloops Cycling Coalition have partnered to identify gaps in active transportation infrastructure as part of the coalition’s hopes to improve its advocacy.
Together, the two groups have created the Missing Links Survey in the hopes that Kamloops residents will identify the areas that lack adequate transportation infrastructure.
Deb Alore, Kamloops Cycling Coalition board member, said the survey will help the coalition communicate to the city which areas need improvements for people who use active transportation — such as walking, cycling and transit.
“Then we can see what things are cropping up, which area of town or which missing link seems to be one that is viewed by the majority of people as being something that they’d like to see resolved,” she said.
“I think for the purpose of this survey, we’re just trying to find the spots on a map that we want to focus on. That’s the first step.”
The data collected from the survey will help inform the coalition’s advocacy to the city.“It’s a great segue for us to talk to people about active transportation, and it’s going to lead into a revision by the city — a formal revision of the transportation master plan,” Alore said.“It’ll give us a little bit of a head start so that when we get into that more formal city process, when they’re looking for their engagement, we’re going to be able to maybe specify with folks, this is what we’re already hearing.”Leif Douglass, campaigns […]