Tuesday, April 29, 2008


"Walking is the first thing an infant wants to do and the last thing an old person wants to give up. Walking is the exercise that does not need a gym. It is the prescription without medicine, the weight control without diet, and the cosmetic that can’t be found in a chemist. It is the tranquilizer without a pill, the therapy without a psychoanalyst, and the holiday that does not cost a penny. What’s more, it does not pollute, consumes few natural resources and is highly efficient. Walking is convenient, it needs no special equipment, is self-regulating and inherently safe. Walking is as natural as breathing."

John Butcher, Founder Walk21, 1999   More info on walking at:


Thursday, April 17, 2008


You are invited to attend an Open House on CBRM Active Transportation this Monday, April 21 between 4:00 and 9:00 p.m. or Tuesday, April 22, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room, CBRM Civic Centre, Sydney.  The public is invited to attend the Open House at any time during the sessions, and review the AT Plan.

Active Transportation is about walking, cycling, wheeling, in-line skating, skateboarding, rowing or any other form of human-powered transportation. In the fall of 2007 the Cape Breton Regional Municipality’s Active Transportation Committee started work on a plan to help improve conditions for active transportation within its communities. During November and December the Committee carried out an extensive public consultation process including information sessions, focus groups and an on-line survey.

When complete, the Active Transportation Plan will help to improve the health of the citizens of CBRM by developing opportunities to connect this “community of communities” through walking and cycling in a manner that will create social, economic and environmental benefits.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: check out our website www.cbrm-atplan.ca., or contact any of the following:

CBRM Councillor Ray Paruch

Chairman of the Active Transportation Committee

578-7079 or:

       Rick McCready RGMcCready@cbrm.ns.ca

                         (902) 563-5072

       Brian Hollingworth bhollingworth@ibigroup.com

                       (416) 596-1930 EXT 414

       Heather MacDougall   hgmacdougall@cbrm.ns.ca 

                            (902) 563-5512