Public input invited on sustainable transportation strategy
The provincial government is seeking input from Islanders to help develop an action plan that will shape future sustainable transportation needs.
Islanders are encouraged to provide their ideas and feedback by completing an online questionnaire at www.princeedwardisland.ca/transportationsurvey until December 18.
“We want to hear from Islanders about actions we can take to lower our greenhouse gas emissions,” said Communities, Land and Environment Minister Richard Brown. “In addition to reducing emissions, these actions will also increase transit and healthier transportation options and change the way we think about our communities.”
Sustainable transportation is a system that meets the needs of individuals, is affordable, efficient and adaptable to the future and limits greenhouse gas emissions and waste. It includes cleaner and more efficient vehicle technologies, walking, biking, carpooling and public and community transit and community planning and design.
“Transportation accounts for 48 per cent of provincial greenhouse gas emissions,” said Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Paula Biggar. “Identifying and implementing a plan to reduce the impact of transportation emissions is of the utmost importance in our efforts to fight climate change.”
Developing a sustainable transportation action plan was recommended in both the Provincial Energy Strategy and the Climate Change Action Plan.