Sustainable neighbourhoods are walkable neighbourhoods.
When you can walk safely, easily and pleasantly to your daily destinations and needs, you live lighter on the earth, and build a stronger connection to your neighbours and neighbourhood.
In a walkable neighbourhood:
- You can walk to where you need to go - places like corner stores, town centres, schools, parks, and public spaces.
- There are interesting things to look at along the way. There are street trees and gardens.
- You meet your neighbours on the street and in gathering places.
- There is a variety places to live, welcoming for people in different stages of life.
- There are connections to other neighbourhoods with bike routes, transit, and sidewalks and trails.
It easy to: walk not drive; use less energy in a smaller home; enjoy and protect nature in your yard and neighbourhood; and generally live more lightly on the planet, and more deeply in community.
Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury advocates for walkable and complete communities. We advocate for: city planning that supports walkable and complete communities, transportation choices that connect neighbourhoods and destinations, sidewalks, safe pedestrian crossings, and walking routes, community revitalization that makes it a joy to walk. We support residents and community groups in making their neighbourhoods more walkable, beautiful, welcoming, and connected.
Check out our Walk Sudbury project, wayfinding walking routes in our community!
- Join us in showing your support for walkable and complete communities
- Get together with neighbours and community groups to identify what would make your neighbourhood more walkable and work together to achieve improvements
- Hold neighbourhood walks, and/or organize walking school buses so neighbourhood kids can walk to school. Put up informal signs pointing out your favourite walking destinations.
Not sure how to get started, and which community groups are in your area? We can help.