Active transportation is any form of transit that is self-propelled. This could be in the form of biking, using a scooter, roller-skating or one of many more options! Active transportation is important to our community because it reduces the amount of traffic on our roads, helps preserve our environment, and improves overall health.
Why focus on active transportation? The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is the chief transportation planning agency for the Sandusky Urbanized Area. The MPO is encouraged by the Ohio Department of Transportation to promote the use of all forms of transportation. The MPO feels that community outreach regarding these other modes of transportation is important and beneficial to the community. The MPO already promotes a form of active transportation through the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program. This program promotes children to actively travel to and from school in a safe manner in order to encourage a healthy lifestyle. The MPO has been active with working with the community (City of Sandusky, City of Vermilion, and Perkins Township) on Safe Routes to School applications and process. Active Transportation Month is another layer of this outreach effort, which is extended to the entire community.
The ERPC MPO would like to thank the Erie County Commissioner’s, Erie County Health Department, Erie County Wellness Coordinator Ms. Heyman, the Erie County Dog Pound, Lake Erie Shores and Islands, and the Erie County Metroparks for their continual support of this event. For more information, please call Associate Planner, Nicole Grohe at 419.627.7793. She can also be reached by firstname.lastname@example.org