There are several benefits to municipalities for applying for designation:

  • Access to resources to assist with on-going improvements
  • Brings all walking related plans, policies and programs together in one document – a great resource for municipal staff
  • Builds stronger relationships with stakeholders around walkability
  • Provides valuable feedback from a team of walkability experts
  • Potential for marketing the community to attract new residents and businesses

“Investing in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure is not only affordable, it creates jobs, stimulates local economies, increases property values, and has lasting benefits to health, air quality, and quality of life.”

Dr. Robert Kyle (Medical Officer of Health for Durham Region), Joe Dickson(MPP, Ajax-Pickering), Mark Holland (Director, Government Relations, Heart & Stroke Foundation), Steve Parish (Mayor, Town of Ajax) signing the iCANwalk Pledge to walk and bike more and drive less