Active Transportation Network

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The Town of Lincoln has developed an Active Transportation Network that supports the Council priority of a connected community.

Lincoln continues to attract and retain people of all ages and abilities, which means there is an increasing need for improved infrastructure, programs, and initiatives that support alternative types of transportation like Active Transportation (AT). As part of the Town's Transportation Master Plan (TMP), an Active Transportation Strategy (ATS) was developed to assist in directing Town staff and decision makers in how to best address increasing AT needs within Lincoln.


Stay Engaged

Using the Bulletin Board tool below, please send us any news, photos or events you would like to share with community members. We also welcome any questions you may have about Lincoln's Active Transportation Network. Please see below.


Bike Friendly Community

As of June 2021 and for the first time, the Town of Lincoln has been awarded a Bicycle Friendly Community Award for 2021-2025 at the Bronze designation. The Bicycle Friendly Community Award Program is an initiative of the Share the Road Cycling Coalition to help communities evaluate how bicycle friendly their community is, celebrate progress, and work toward achieving higher-level awards over time.

For more information, please read the media release at the Town of Lincoln's website.


What is Active Transportation?

Active Transportation is any mode of transportation that uses power from your own body to move you. Active transportation plays a significant role in promoting the over-all health and well being of communities. Walking, biking, jogging, and rollerblading are all examples of AT.

Bicycles parked at Charles Daley Park


What are the benefits of a well designed Active Transportation Network?

There are several benefits to a well designed Active Transportation Network which can be divided into six (6) categories:

  1. Health: promotes active lifestyles, improves mental and physical health
  2. Social: increases access to community amenities, improves mobility and accessibility for vulnerable populations, promotes independence for people of all ages and abilities
  3. Tourism: increases visitation and use of tourism destinations, supports local and regional tourism initiatives
  4. Environment: promotes reduction in green-house gas emissions, reduces air and water pollution, promotes protection of green spaces and natural environments
  5. Economic: lowers infrastructure costs for local and regional governments, increases local investment in businesses and community development
  6. Safety: promotes a sense of safety and livability among residents, increases motorist awareness of different user types

Who can benefit from an Active Transportation Network?

An Active Transportation Network is meant for all to use and enjoy, including persons of all ages and abilities. Here are some of the some ways you can use Lincoln's Active Transportation Network:

  • walk
  • wheel oneself in a wheelchair
  • hike
  • jog
  • cycle
  • hand cycle
  • rollerblade
  • skateboard
  • kayak
  • swim

Active Transportation Advisory Committee

The Town of Lincoln recognizes the importance of Active Transportation to community connectivity and health, and has been working closely with the Active Transportation Advisory Committee to find ways to improve and promote Lincoln's Active Transportation Network. The Committee advises Town Council on matters related to safe roads, AT and trails, monitors the Transportation Master Plan and encourages, promotes and participates in the planning of AT and safe roads policies, programs and facilities

The Town of Lincoln has developed an Active Transportation Network that supports the Council priority of a connected community.

Lincoln continues to attract and retain people of all ages and abilities, which means there is an increasing need for improved infrastructure, programs, and initiatives that support alternative types of transportation like Active Transportation (AT). As part of the Town's Transportation Master Plan (TMP), an Active Transportation Strategy (ATS) was developed to assist in directing Town staff and decision makers in how to best address increasing AT needs within Lincoln.


Stay Engaged

Using the Bulletin Board tool below, please send us any news, photos or events you would like to share with community members. We also welcome any questions you may have about Lincoln's Active Transportation Network. Please see below.


Bike Friendly Community

As of June 2021 and for the first time, the Town of Lincoln has been awarded a Bicycle Friendly Community Award for 2021-2025 at the Bronze designation. The Bicycle Friendly Community Award Program is an initiative of the Share the Road Cycling Coalition to help communities evaluate how bicycle friendly their community is, celebrate progress, and work toward achieving higher-level awards over time.

For more information, please read the media release at the Town of Lincoln's website.


What is Active Transportation?

Active Transportation is any mode of transportation that uses power from your own body to move you. Active transportation plays a significant role in promoting the over-all health and well being of communities. Walking, biking, jogging, and rollerblading are all examples of AT.

Bicycles parked at Charles Daley Park


What are the benefits of a well designed Active Transportation Network?

There are several benefits to a well designed Active Transportation Network which can be divided into six (6) categories:

  1. Health: promotes active lifestyles, improves mental and physical health
  2. Social: increases access to community amenities, improves mobility and accessibility for vulnerable populations, promotes independence for people of all ages and abilities
  3. Tourism: increases visitation and use of tourism destinations, supports local and regional tourism initiatives
  4. Environment: promotes reduction in green-house gas emissions, reduces air and water pollution, promotes protection of green spaces and natural environments
  5. Economic: lowers infrastructure costs for local and regional governments, increases local investment in businesses and community development
  6. Safety: promotes a sense of safety and livability among residents, increases motorist awareness of different user types

Who can benefit from an Active Transportation Network?

An Active Transportation Network is meant for all to use and enjoy, including persons of all ages and abilities. Here are some of the some ways you can use Lincoln's Active Transportation Network:

  • walk
  • wheel oneself in a wheelchair
  • hike
  • jog
  • cycle
  • hand cycle
  • rollerblade
  • skateboard
  • kayak
  • swim

Active Transportation Advisory Committee

The Town of Lincoln recognizes the importance of Active Transportation to community connectivity and health, and has been working closely with the Active Transportation Advisory Committee to find ways to improve and promote Lincoln's Active Transportation Network. The Committee advises Town Council on matters related to safe roads, AT and trails, monitors the Transportation Master Plan and encourages, promotes and participates in the planning of AT and safe roads policies, programs and facilities

  • Slow Roll Lincoln a Successful Event!

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    The Active Transportation Advisory Committee held its first annual Slow Roll Lincoln on June 4, 2022 together with the official Grand Opening of Rotary Park, the second destination park in our community. Thank you to everyone who participated and made the event so enjoyable for all and such a great success.

    We can't wait until next year!!

  • Lincoln's Active Transportation Map: In Progress

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    We are currently working to update Lincoln's Active Transportation map.

    The map will clearly define all available AT infrastructure including existing pathways and trails, as well as key destination points within Lincoln.

    Stay tuned for updates as they become available.

  • Downtown Bench Beamsville 5K

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    Downtown Bench Beamsville (Business Improvement Area) welcomes you to come back downtown, support local and get active. Open to all persons regardless of age! Walk, run, cycle, skate, doesn’t matter how you complete 5K as long as you complete it downtown. This race is at your pace. After completion you will receive a beautifully branded 5K medal to show how awesome you are and some sweet coupons to shop our downtown businesses.

    Cost: $5.00 plus HST per person (regardless of age)

    Dates: August 9 –December 31, 2021

    Register Here

    Please tag the BIA in your photos @downtownbenchbeamsville #downtownbench5K

    Once registered you will be contacted with full details on medal pick up and any questions you have.

    Contact:
    events@downtownbenchbeamsville.com
    905-563-2799 x330


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