We build about five kilometres of sidewalk each year. With our many major and collector roads, however, we would need to build 200 kilometres of good sidewalk to cover them all.
It is simply not possible to build all of the desired pedestrian infrastructure right now. Therefore, we take great care choosing which projects we do fund each year.
How are sidewalk projects chosen?
We consider many factors. Are they close to important places?
- Schools and seniors’ facilities
- Villages and centres
- Parks and community facilities
We also consider:
- Population density
- Traffic volumes
- Network links
- Ability to coordinate with other projects
Pedestrian Priorities Implementation Plan (PPIP)
We created the PPIP in 2006, then updated it in 2009. The Engineering Department and Council follows this plan when they choose new sidewalks.