April 6, 2010
The interaction between pedestrians and cyclists is a key concern for municipalities wanting to promote walking and cycling, particularly when adding new infrastructure, like bike paths. City officials seek holistic solutions that will favour harmonious interaction between pedestrians and cyclists since both groups share the common goal of wanting to improve the liveability of our community and our planet by walking or cycling, rather than driving their cars, to go to work, to school or to run errands.
Recognising that promoting walking and cycling will depend on holistic solutions, the Westmount Walking and Cycling Association has been founded by the board of the former Westmount Cycling Association and by residents concerned about walking issues. The new association will focus on the concerns of both groups.
Westmount’s ecological footprint is higher than the Canadian average, which is one of the highest in the world, and Westmount suffers from exceptionally high levels of air pollution due to its proximity to heavy vehicular traffic. Walking and cycling are part of the long-term solution.
The Westmount Walking and Cycling Association was founded on April 5, 2010. Please refer to the WWCA Mission Statement on our website. The activities of the former Westmount Cycling Association will be folded into the new Westmount Walking and Cycling Association.
(Note that the former email address firstname.lastname@example.org will continue to be active)