Jane's Walk - Scoot n' Stroll
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Guelph MP Frank Valeriote will be scootering around Guelph's downtown this coming Saturday afternoon, May 7, as part of the 4th annual Jane's Walks that celebrate the walkability of our urban neighborhoods.
Disability advocate Susan Wheeler has organized a "Scoot N'Stroll" for an accessible visit to Guelph's downtown as part of the many walking tours that will be happening in Guelph this weekend for Jane’s Walk.
Starting at City Hall and running along Wydham Street by the Cornerstone
Saturday May 7th 2011 at 1:30pm
It will likely take an hour and forty-five minutes.
Jane’s Walk honours the legacy and ideas of urban activist and writer Jane Jacobs who championed the interests of local residents and pedestrians over a car-centered approach to planning. Jane’s Walk often takes Jacobs’ ideas to communities unfamiliar with her ideas, in order to advance local engagement with contemporary urban planning practices. The walks help knit people together into a strong and resourceful community, instilling belonging and encouraging civic leadership.
People face a complex array of challenges and hazards in our social and built environments. The decline in physical health is a problem that is exacerbated by our reliance on mechanical modes of transportation that burden our environment and infrastructure. When it comes to making improvements to the livability and vibrancy of neighborhoods, people are often isolated or unaware of others who may share their interests. Jane’s Walk helps bridge these gaps and encourages people to explore the sidewalks they use for the basic tasks of daily life – tasks like shopping, getting to school and work.