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Walk This Way Mississauga Ranks 4th in large Canadian Cities for 'Walkability'

Jan 25, 2013

Mississauga "walks the talk" ranking fourth amongst large Canadian Cities for 'Walkability' and seventh across Canada. Mississauga follows Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal according to ‘Walk Score’ which uses an algorithm to measure walkability of individual addresses based on proximity to nearby amenities.

The City of Mississauga is becoming more walkable providing choices for people to walk, cycle and use transit. The City's Strategic Plan goals include developing walkable, connected neighbourhoods. The City's public art program is creating vibrant public spaces for people to experience. Public art pieces such as 'Possibilities' and 'Crossing Pedestrians' are examples of the transformation you can find in Mississauga. Crossing Pedestrians underlines pedestrian safety and accessibility at an important Mississauga intersection and creates an experience that is uniquely pedestrian.

Trails & Cycling
Mississauga's extensive trail system offers everyone the perfect way to get active. Trails can be used for walking, cycling, jogging, inline skating and even cross country skiing during the winter months.

Cycling Master Plan
Mississauga's Cycling Master Plan outlines a strategy to develop over 900 kilometres of on and off-road cycling routes in the city over the next 20 years. Over 1,000 Mississauga citizens and stakeholders contributed their thoughts and ideas to help develop this plan. The plan focuses on fostering cycling as a way of life in the city, building an integrated network of cycling routes and aims to adopt a safety first approach to cycling.

Public Art
Through the Public Art Program, the Culture Division aims to contribute to the unique identity of Mississauga and its various destinations: the historic villages, Lake Ontario waterfront, the Credit River Valley and Downtown. Public art helps to create vibrant public spaces and streetscapes, making the city a place people want to live in, work in and visit. What is public art? Public art is a site-specific work of art in public space that is created by an artist. It can be in any media, temporary, permanent or integrated within architecture or infrastructure.

About Walk Score
"Walk Score rates the walkability of more than 300 Canadian cities and 1,200 neighbourhoods Walk Score's mission is to promote walkable neighborhoods. Walkable neighborhoods are one of the simplest and best solutions for the environment, our health, and our economy. Walk Score measures how easy it is to live a car-lite lifestyle."
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