Students from Arden Elementary will appear as delegates before Courtenay City Council Monday 19 March at 4:00 p.m.

These articulate young students known as the Arden Ambassadors are pitching a case to mayor and council for a side walk and bike lane along Lake Trail Road.

The City is developing Connecting Courtenay, a Transportation Master Plan that will provide direction on transportation infrastructure for the next 20 years. Councillors are currently seeking public input about issues and challenges to be considered as part of the long-term transportation network.

Arden Ambassadors who represent the entire school population want to share their input and concerns in order to make Lake Trail Road safer for bicyclist and pedestrians. To gather information regarding vehicle traffic, these students stood outside with clipboards in hand and counted the number of motorist commuting along the road and travelling to the school during morning drop off and afternoon pick-up. Their findings will be part of the presentation on Monday.

Mary H. Lee

Communications, School District 71 (Comox Valley)