Walking, cycling, using transit and carpooling - all of these methods of transportation can help you save money, get active and improve our local environment. The City of Kelowna is committed to making active transportation an accessible option for everyone by improving the safety and quality of current modes. Together, we can reduce the number of single-occupancy vehicles on the road and lower greenhouse gas emissions. Our network of walking and cycling routes is growing each year, you can view our 2030 Active Transportation Map to see what's to come in the future.
Why is this important? Traditional transportation strategies addressed traffic and infrastructure concerns by constructing more roads. It’s been recognized that this strategy offers only short-term success as population growth and demand for roads increase at an exponential rate. Local, provincial and federal funding is limited and unable to support the future demand for transportation infrastructure. This affects us as residents as we take on the associated road costs, and negative environmental and social impact.
Through Transportation Demand Management and improvement to our sustainable transportation systems, the City can encourage and facilitate different travel choices and reduce the need for road space. To learn more about active transportation and how it can be incorporated in your lifestyle, visit the Central Okanagan's smartTRIPS website.
Strap on a helmet, slip on shoes or hop on a bus, the City of Kelowna has resources for you to make the most out of your non-vehicular trips.