Video still from the Transform a Street video released this week.
The City of Charlottetown and Transform A Street organizers have released video featuring a Transform A street event.
The video demonstrates the types of activities and events that can be held to encourage discussion around active transportation, promote cycling and pedestrian safety, and encourage people to lead more active lifestyles.
“Given the recent bicycle tragedy that claimed the life of a woman from Alberta, there’s a need now more than ever to have a serious discussion about safety and provide encouragement to people using our streets for different reasons,” said Christina MacLeod, one of the organizers of Transform A Street. “As our video shows, changing a few things to key streets can encourage walkers and cyclists to safely use the street. We know not all streets can be used for every use, but some of them can be changed to provide room for vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians while encouraging public art and greenery.”
Some streets "can be changed to provide room for vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians while encouraging public art and greenery.” Christina MacLeod, a Transform A Street organizer
The City of Charlottetown was a partner in the Transform A Street event and video creation. Mayor Clifford Lee said the initiative ties into the regional active transportation plan that the city, province and towns of Stratford and Cornwall have been working on together.
“We all want to see people outside, leading healthier, more active lives,” Lee said. “As part of that common goal, we want people to feel encouraged, safe and welcomed. This Transform A Street event helped get that message out and we’re pleased to have been a part of it.”