Community Stories

To send us a community story, fill in the fields on our Contact Us page. We would also like to hear from individuals about there experiences making the shift to walking and cycling instead of driving. You can either reach us through our Contact page or send a testimonial to webmaster@icanwalk.ca.  

Congratulations to our prize winners from the Pelham Active Transportation Committee (PATC), and Planners from Grey and Bruce Counties along with their colleagues from Grey Bruce Public Health. They were sent StepsCount pedometer kits along with Canada Walks backpacks and umbrellas for sharing their stories about creating walk friendly communities. 

Here are a few of our community stories.

Norfolk County: A Rural Walkability Story
walkON workshops spark the creation of a new community group, Norfolk Pathways for People, dedicated to  improving the conditions of walking and cycling for health, recreation and transportation in Norfolk County.

Engaging Citizens of Pelham in Active Transportation Planning
The Pelham Active Transportation Committee (PATC) was looking for ways to engage citizens in identifying AT issues and input into our plans for 2010-11.

Addressing Infrastructure Changes
Feedback from Fonthill residents was used by PATC to change the Town’s decision regarding the location of a crosswalk in the redesigned downtown area.

Engaging Youth in World Town Planning Day Event
Grey and Bruce County planners partnered with the Grey Bruce Health Unit to raise awareness in youth about the impact of the built environment on health.