What We Do
We Create Trails, Car Stops, & Public Transit Options
Our priorities are to :
Work with PIPRC to build a pedestrian path from
Danny Martin Park to the School
Work with local land owners to build a contiguous path
from the Driftwood Center to the Community Hall
Identify the highest risk transportation areas on the
Pender Islands and assess alternatives for improving safety
MAP is also responsible for maintaining trails that have been built
by MAP (including Monty's Trail, Valley Home Farm Trail, Armdale Loop
and George Hill East Trail) as well as maintaining the Car Stops
that were established by MAP in 2009
MAP has has been instrumental in creating trails on private property on Pender Island, facilitated by partnering with trail groups on other SGIs to provide liability insurance for landowners.
MAP trails: Monty's trail, Valley Home Farm trail, Armadale Loop Trail, George Hill East Trail, and Molly's Trail [in-the-works]
Barry Mathias, a founding member of MAP, created the brilliant concept of " Car Stops" in 2008. Essentially, Car Stops are a bus route without a bus! Car Stops are a safe way to hitch a ride when living in an island community where most folks know one another.
Check out MAP's car stop map.
Bus & Bikes
In 2017 MAP created a bus service, run and operated by volunteers who dedicated hundreds of hours of their time to making the service a success. When COVID hit the community in 2020 the service was discontinued, and the bus sold.
Hopefully, to rise again as a clean, green electric bus with paid bus drivers!