smartTRIPS is a Sustainable Transportation Partnership of the Central Okanagan (STPCO) active transportation program. The goal of smartTRIPS is to encourage all Central Okanagan residents to be healthy and active by reducing drive-alone trips. By biking, walking, riding transit, carpooling and other smart transportation options we benefit the community through better health, cleaner air and a healthier environment. Together we can improve the quality of life for everyone in the Central Okanagan.
What is active transportation?
Active transportation refers to human-powered modes of travel, such as walking, cycling, skateboarding and rollerblading. Active transportation also includes taking transit and carpooling as these are important actions to help reduce single-occupancy-vehicle use, as well as great ways to save money, get active and improve our local air quality.
Why this matters. Traditional transportation strategies meant building more infrastructure to address traffic problems, but these projects take up valuable land space, are expensive and are short-term solutions. When we use active modes of transportation, we decrease our demand for roads and are able to use the resources for other priorities. Together, we can create healthier and more sustainable communities.
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