Article written by Mayor Ben Cleveland
"Town Council and staff have been hearing rumors' that we're planning to turn Digby into a 15-minute city and we just wanted to clear things up.
First, the 15- minute city is a real urban planning idea where, if a new suburb is designed, the necessary services i.e. banks, schools, hospitals are within 15 minutes of where you live. It is NOT to control your movements, as some folks are suggesting. Besides it only takes 5 minutes to walk from one end of town to the other!
I love travelling with my camera and once I post my photos on the various social media platforms, you know where I’ve been! We are trying to encourage everyone to enjoy the scenic routes about town, and maybe even stop to smell the fish (it is Digby, after all)
We're committed to making our town more livable and sustainable. This means improving our trails, sidewalks and streets to make the Town accessible for all. Not everyone can afford an automobile and there are those that wish to ride bicycles, those with mobility issues, and of course, those that simply want to walk.
So to all the concerned citizens out there, rest assured that we're not trying to control your every move or limit your freedom to explore the town. We just want to make it easier for you to get to the bank, the school, the hospital, or any other important destination with whatever means of transportation you desire. And hey, if you happen to stumble upon some great photo opportunities along the way, we won't complain!
So let's all enjoy the benefits of a more accessible and sustainable town, and keep exploring everything that Digby has to offer - even if it takes more than 15 minutes to get there."
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