As people move to our region, the cost of housing has more than doubled over the past decade, making it less and less affordable for so many people. Members of our community, people who have lived in Coquitlam for years are unable to stay. Children growing up here will have a hard time finding an affordable place to live. When we retire, or are unable to work, we will need a place to live. We need to build living spaces that are affordable, meet the needs of our diverse population, and are great places to live and visit.
Over the past 10 years, Coquitlam has upgraded the transportation network we use without cars. These paths, sidewalks and bike routes get us to nearby services and transit. on foot, by bicycle, or with a mobility aid. Travelling without a car has a smaller carbon footprint, it can also be good for our health, and it connects us to our communities. Active transportation is becoming more popular in Coquitlam and using provincial climate funding to enhance our network will help more people enjoy our community in person.