2014 Go Smart Day Volunteer information

Go Smart Day is a grass roots festival organized by Image Comox Valley. It’s purpose is to build a stronger community by developing and supporting more efficient use of its resources. Specifically, the Festival encourages the community to explore alternative modes of transportation and use of public space. Generally, Go Smart Day supports healthier lifestyles in other areas such as housing, economic development, food production and supply, and healthcare.

Go Smart Day is not Anti-car. Go Smart Day is about enabling healthier alternatives.

Intersection Volunteers:

  • Please greet driver’s with courtesy and openness.
  • Offer directions if necessary.
  • If a driver insists on crossing the route and there is no danger (no one using the route), help facilitate the crossing.
  • If a driver insists on crossing the route or driving on the route and there is a danger, please take a license plate number and vehicle/driver description and contact the Police - 250-338-1321.
  • If there is an emergency (someone is seriously injure, or someone is extremely aggressive), call 911.

Contact: Volunteer Coordinator - David Frisch – 250-338-3638

RCMP - 250-338-1321

 

 2014 Go Smart Day  Traffic Management Plan  by David Frisch
Intersection 11:45-2:00 1:45-4:00
5th & Cliffe Pat Pat
     
4th & Duncan Sue Moen Keith
    Monique
4th & England Joy Magnusson  
     
4th & Fitzgerald Stan Kera
  Marguerite Ian
5th & Harmston   Michael Linton
     
6th & Harmston Sheila McDonell  
     
6th & Grant Chantal  
     
6th & Fitzgerald Zak?  
     
6th & England Terry  
  Gil  
6th & Duncan Renee Kevin
  Kathleen Joanna

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2014 Go Smart Day – Sunday, June 22

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Sunday, June 22 is the date for the Valley’s “Go Smart Day”, a street festival that provides opportunities for people to literally play in the streets. Segments of select streets are closed to vehicular traffic from noon to 4pm so that other ‘people uses’ may take place in the streets of downtown Courtenay. (Scroll to the bottom of this page to view the poster.)

Imagine Comox Valley is hosting the event in partnership with a number of community partners and invites all citizens of all ages to enjoy a fresh perspective in Downtown Courtenay! Experience something new by participating in the Road Runner’s Fun Run or the open criterium, by helping your kids decorate their bikes, creating street art, listening to live music, enjoying a street café meal or a Community Garden potluck, or riding the One Thirty Three/Jump Camp skate park.

The event will be held on 4th, 5th and 6th Streets as well as the cross streets of Duncan Avenue, England Avenue and the portion of Fitzgerald Avenue between 4th and 6th street. See map inset. Portions of the route will provide opportunities for the races, shown as ‘fast zone’ on the map.

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Such festivals are organized all over the world as a way to bring communities together in the roads and streets of our cities, towns and villages. The absence of traffic can make the streets a pleasant place to congregate, as they are quieter and there is less air pollution than on a typical day. The recently held popular Elevate the Arts festival in downtown Courtenay showed just how lively and enjoyable our streets can be!

An event like Go Smart Day requires community support and engagement, and the organisers welcome feedback and ideas. If you want to be a part of the event, you can get involved by signing up to be a sponsor, vendor or volunteer, entertainment or activity provider all of which can be done by sending an e-mail to imaginecomoxvalley@gmail.com.

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Many thanks to our sponsors

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