Thursday, 6 March 2014
Completing Our Streets: A Community Workshop
Imagining Our Future:
A community workshop to create a safer,
healthier, accessible, and more prosperous Oak Bay
DATE: Saturday, April 12, 1 - 4pm
LOCATION: Windsor Pavilion
For information about Registration (free): ActiveOakBay@gmail.com
What would a more attractive Oak Bay look like? What changes do you think would help make our streets and sidewalks safer for citizens of all ages and abilities? How can we help local businesses? And how can we maintain the inviting “village” character that has been such a part of Oak Bay’s heritage?
Now is your chance to start a conversation about the future of Oak Bay. Join Todd Litman of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute and Oak Bay’s Active Transportation Advisory Committee for a solution-focused community workshop on urban redesign. Together, we will re-imagine our current cityscape and start developing a blueprint for the Oak Bay of the future.
As a community, we face decisions about how to revitalize Oak Bay Avenue for shoppers, tourists and residents. We need solutions for the transportation challenges posed by the new Oak Bay High School, Neighbourhood Learning Centre, Performing Arts Theatre, and adjacent Oak Bay Recreation Centre so that everyone can enjoy their benefits.
The workshop will begin with an introduction to the ideas, techniques and benefits of “Complete Streets” design philosophy from Todd Litman. Then we will roll up our sleeves, roll out the maps and identify ways to improve our municipality’s transportation infrastructure and urban networks. After the workshop, the Active Transportation Advisory Committee will present your ideas and priorities directly to Oak Bay Council on your behalf.
Get inspired. Get involved. Get together for a thought-provoking (and fun!) afternoon of community building and idea sharing. Sign up now to reserve your spot!
Who We Are
The Active Transportation Advisory Committee is a 10-member volunteer group of Oak Bay citizens, created by Oak Bay Council in January 2012, with the mandate to recommend policies and projects to promote active transportation in the municipality.
Todd Litman is the executive director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, a widely published author and inspiring expert speaker on the topics of complete streets, active transportation and practical solutions to urban design issues.