Hi there, in 75 seconds I’d like to explain to you why I want you to join the North Okanagan Coalition for Active Transportation – that’s NOCAT for short.
NOCAT is a newly formed coalition of individuals and organizations who want to create active, family fun events, and meet with all levels of government to improve walking and bicycling facilities.
Membership is free – just send us an email to join.
Why should you join? Because inappropriate facilities are still being built and some older facilities don’t favour active transportation.
How can you explore your neighbourhood safely or get to work on foot when so many streets don’t have sidewalks or they end abruptly?
How is it possible, despite Vernon’s 200 page OCP and a 60 page Pedestrian & Cycling master plan, that dangerous facilities are still being created – like THIS obstacle recently added to a bike lane in Vernon. Would you do this to a motorist?
Or how about this bike lane marking? Explain to me how this enhances safety!
That’s just a few examples, there are plenty more throughout the North Okanagan.
So join NOCAT and together we can make the North Okanagan more walkable, rideable and one of the best areas in BC to live.
That’s it! Send us an email! And share with you friends.
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