For the past two years, the steering committee members of Walk On, Victoria (WOV) have come together in November to review our mission and vision and decide on strategic priorities for the coming year.
Much of our core focus will stay the same. We will continue to advocate for funding and policy decisions that support walkability, expand our membership and steering committee representation, and engage with the communities of Greater Victoria on pedestrian issues. This year, we will also add a focus on building partnerships with other organizations that a share common interests to achieve mutual goals.
Building off the success of last year’s events, WOV will again participate in the annual Jane’s Walk in May and Car Free Day in June. We will also again take a lead role in organizing Walktober in October, in partnership with the Capital Regional District’s People Power Program.
Community projects in 2017/18 include advocating for better walkability of the Douglas Street Corridor and Shelbourne Street, both of which are in the midst of redesign processes. We will also be looking for opportunities to connect with developers to ensure new building projects and renovations take pedestrian needs into consideration. We are also hoping to expand our outreach by connecting with active transportation committees in communities throughout Greater Victoria, and organizing walks to bring fellow walking enthusiasts together.
Please look at our proposed strategic plan for 2017 and let us know what you think by emailing us or commenting through any of our social media platforms. We are also looking for feedback on a draft policy paper one of our committee members put together on some common pedestrian issues.
If you would like to get involved with any of the projects, or are interested in joining the steering committee, please send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org