The new Official Plan includes the concept of 15-minute neighbourhoods, where you can access most of your day-to-day needs within a 15-minute walk from your home on sidewalks or pathways. A 15-minute neighbourhood is a neighbourhood where you can walk to get to the grocery store, where you can easily walk to frequent transit, and where children can safely walk to school.
In a rural towns this would reduce our dependency on cars, promote equity, social connections and a greater sense of community, foster physical and mental health, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The City wants to hear what makes a successful 15 minute neighbourhood for you. Take this survey!