NOCAT members responded to recent blog entries with a request to also include what the City of Vernon is doing well. So, INTRODUCING the soon to be complete 25th Street sidewalk project; from 46th Ave to PV Road.
Many of the older neighbourhoods in Vernon don't have sidewalks so the city has to add them - especially to neighbourhoods that motorists are using to short cut around the roads designed for more volume, speed and with better sight-lines; 27th Street in this case. So, you can go with traffic calming, or add sidewalks to get peds off the road, or add a multi-use wider-than-a-sidewalk trail. A number of other things were talked about but the city chose sidewalks and they are coming along fine. To get the sidewalks installed there were a few trees lost, a few fences moved and, sad to say, some hard feelings. Well anyway, soon those pesky pedestrians will be out of the way. Thanks for the sidewalks on 25th Street City of Vernon.
Below is an isochrone map (definition) prepared by the City of Vernon that shows estimated walking time. I think it pretty accurately illustrates that Vernon is not very large at all. Walk Vernon!
Kerry is happiest when she's out of her car and on her bicycle. As a community physiotherapist, she'd love to see more people of all ages engaging in an active lifestyle by walking and bicycling to where they need to go!
Bruce keeps active by walking and running in the Vernon area. When not on foot you can often see him on bicycle, with his trailer, shopping locally or taking his recycling to the depot. Bruce has also been a CAN-BIKE bicycling skills instructor for over 20 years. See www.gonecycling.com