Physical and mental health and safety from hazards such as fire, crime, and traffic.
We are working towards:
- Decreasing the population with chronic illnesses
- Greater use of trails, pathways, and commuter routes
- Fewer traffic accidents
- Less graffiti and vandalism
- Decreasing fire department callouts
Safety and security is a basic need and an important determinant of quality of life. Perceived and actual sense of security is important for individuals to function and for communities to be healthy. Pedestrians, cyclists and transit users are more likely to use cars if they don’t feel safe.
Whitehorse has abundant recreation programs and outdoor recreation opportunities. There is a framework of paths separated from roads, which are undergoing incremental improvement. Quality fire protection services are in place.