The Town and Pelham's Active Transportation Committee are developing a long-term plan to improve active transportation and recreation throughout Town. In early 2016, they asked for community feedback to help create the best possible master plan. A draft master plan is expected by October 2016. Stay tuned.
Meet members of the Pelham Active Transportation Committee at the Thursday, May 26th Pelham Farmers' Market for this year's community walk.
Stop by the Pelham Active Transportation Committee Kiosk at the market to learn more about walking and cycling and for great giveaways.
Click here for the event poster.
|About the Pelham Active Transportation Committee|
The PATC acts in an advisory capacity to Pelham Town Council and staff on issues specific to active transportation. Walking, cycling and other forms of human powered transportation such as inline skating, skateboarding and skiing, in Pelham. Community outreach and education, trails and destinations, accessibility and planned capital improvements are key issues for the PATC.
The International Charter for Walking was officially signed by Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn of November 18, 2008. Pelham Active Transportation Committee member Bob Fish, Councillor Peter Papp and Committee Chair Bea Clark were on hand for the signing. The International Charter for Walking was endorsed by Pelham Town Council in August. Pelham is one of many communities world-wide which have endorsed the Charter.
|Cycling in Pelham|
|The Town of Pelham is a designated as a Bicycle Friendly Community. Pelham is the first community of its size to achieve the silver award level.
The Share the Road Cycling Coalition, an Ontario-based organization promoting bicycling through advocacy, selected Pelham for our commitment to healthy lifestyles, active transportation, and safe cycling.
Pelham's 2013 Silver Bicycle Friendly Community designation puts us in line with Ottawa, Toronto, Waterloo, and Hamilton, in providing an abundance of cycling choices. In fact, over 60% of our town's total road network (or 150 km) is considered highly suitable for road bikes.
Pelham has been a cyclist's dream ride, with smooth lanes, hilly streets, winding roads, and challenging short hills. The picturesque mix of urban and rural scenic views add to the atmosphere of our vibrant town.
Come on out to Pelham for a ride! We're happy to welcome you to our bicycle-enthusiast community anywhere, anytime!
To plan your scenic routes around Pelham click here and check out our interactive bicycle routes map! You may also find the Niagara Region Bicycle Map useful and the Welcome Cyclist Network list of our restaurants and businesses that are designated as bicycle friendly.
|Walking in Pelham|
|Take a walk and decide for yourself how walk friendly your community is you can complete the walk audit here.|
|Road Safety Week in Pelham - 2016 Dates coming soon|
|The Active Transportation committee continues to work to make Pelham the safest community for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists!|
Safe Kids Canada Resources
Safe Roads = Safe Kids. Tips for parents about teaching children to cross the road safely
Got Wheels, Get a Helmet! Helmet safety.
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