Active transportation refers to any form of human-powered transportation: walking, cycling, wheelchair use, in-line skating, cross-country skiing, or skateboarding. There are many ways to engage in active transportation, such as walking to the bus stop or cycling to school/work.
Active transportation provides many benefits:
- It's healthy and social.
- It reduces traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions.
- It saves money on gas and parking.
Active Transportation in Prince George
The City of Prince George provides information on cycling routes and bikeways. A map is available of the bike routes, bike lanes, and trails in PG and don't forget to take advantage of numerous places to lock up a bike in the downtown core. In addition, the City also partners with the Prince George Cycling Club to present annual Bike to Work Week in the spring.
The City of Prince George performs annual upgrades of existing sidewalks and allocates funds to add new ones. A Pedestrian Network Study, completed in 2004, guides investment, policies, and programs to support pedestrians.
Download the Pedestrian Network Study [PDF]
Prince George features more than 100km of trails around the City with many situated in natural areas like Cottonwood Island Nature Park and Forests for the World.
Learn more about trails in Prince George
Council approved the Prince George Active Transportation Plan in 2011 to guide the development of a continuous and safe Active Transportation Network. The Plan incorporated policies and standards from existing plans such as the Cycle Network Plan, City Centennial Trails Project, Pedestrian Network Plan, Transit Service Review, Active Communities Strategic Plan, and others. It also included new information and public input. The Plan contains a number of recommendations related to standards and guidelines, infrastructure, policies, and programs.
Download the Prince George Active Transportation Plan [PDF]
In 2018, a progress report on the status of implementation to-date was provided for three (3) plans, including the Prince George Active Transportation Plan.