The Active Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC) and its subcommittees facilitate ongoing communication between citizens and City Council. The ATAC is made up of representatives of community organizations and City departments who are dedicated to the continued implementation of the Active Transportation Plan. The ATAC oversees, reviews, and presents the ideas brought forth by the subcommittees to City Council. The ATAC is instrumental in defining the costs, processes, and challenges associated with moving the ideas of the subcommittees forward and for ensuring that these ideas support the goals laid out by the Active Transportation Plan.
The three sub-committees, which consist of citizens and representatives of interested community organizations, are:
The sub-committees assist with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of projects which improve active transportation in Thunder Bay. The subcommittees maintain communication with the ATAC via the Active Transportation Coordinator.
The Partnerships, Education and Programs Committee provides outreach, education and developing partnerships with organizations promoting active transportation. The PEP is responsible for implementing community initiatives, such as educational campaigns to improve public awareness and understanding of Active Transportation.
The Policy and By-Law Committee is responsible for researching new ideas and standards and proposing new by-laws and changes to existing by-laws concerning active transportation infrastructure in Thunder Bay. Thunder Bay, as a resource-based city, is dependent on its transportation system for its economic well-being. Increasingly, the impact of our transportation system on the surrounding natural environment is a concern. The Policy and By-Law Committee take these issues and the needs and expectations of a variety of users into consideration to develop by-laws that address all the expectations of a multi-modal transportation system.
The Infrastructure Development Committee is responsible for researching ideas and providing recommendations for infrastructure that supports active transportation, including trails and commuter routes, bicycle-sensitive sensors, proper bike parking, and end of trip facilities for active transportation users.