Transportation Master Plan

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Transportation Master Plan. Picture: Town with buildings, trees and roads. Truck driving through a four way intersection.

Project Updates:

What is a Transportation Master Plan?

A Transportation Master Plan (TMP) is a strategic document that provides direction on future transportation investments in the long-term. The document is brought to life through an implementation strategy, policy direction, and guidelines to address a community's transportation needs.

Overview

Our transportation network serves as the backbone of our community. It shapes and defines our neighbourhoods and villages while providing the structure that allows us to accomplish our daily activities. It's the

Project Updates:

What is a Transportation Master Plan?

A Transportation Master Plan (TMP) is a strategic document that provides direction on future transportation investments in the long-term. The document is brought to life through an implementation strategy, policy direction, and guidelines to address a community's transportation needs.

Overview

Our transportation network serves as the backbone of our community. It shapes and defines our neighbourhoods and villages while providing the structure that allows us to accomplish our daily activities. It's the way we move our goods and provide our services and allows the opportunity to choose our methods of transportation whether we travel by foot, wheelchair, bike, car, bus, truck, or tractor.

Alongside the broader South Georgian Bay region, the Town of The Blue Mountains has experienced significant growth and development over the past few years and will continue to see this growth into the foreseeable future. To strategically prepare for this continued growth and enhance our existing transportation network, the Town is undertaking the development of a comprehensive Transportation Master Plan.

The Transportation Master Plan will explore options of providing a safer, more efficient, resilient, and reliable transportation system in the Town. This document will develop a vision, define actions and policies, and provide a financial strategy to address the short, medium, and long-term transportation needs of the community.

A well-designed and cohesive transportation system benefits the entire community and offers a variety of travel options to suit individual needs and abilities. The Transportation Master Plan will shape how we travel, help us further understand and define our regional connections, and support the movement of our goods and services throughout the region.

Process

To ensure a comprehensive and thoughtful approach, the project will be undertaken in phases, beginning with a community assessment that aims to identify and define the transportation and land-use context in the Town. Community and stakeholder engagement is crucial to fully understand what the Town should consider when establishing the various actions and policies within the finalized plan.

The Transportation Master Plan is a significant project for the Town, not only because of the diverse travel activities of our community, but because everyone who lives in, or visits the Town may be impacted by the strategic direction of the completed Plan. Fundamentally, the success of this project relies on input and feedback from residents of the community and stakeholder groups. The process of this project is just as important as the final plan itself.

Want to get involved?

This webpage will be updated throughout the project's life cycle and will share key information, including public engagement opportunities, project materials, and important documents to keep the community informed. Community members and members of the public can also keep engaged by subscribing to this project's webpage for regular project updates. For more information, check out the "Who's Listening" section located at the top of the webpage and reach out to Adam Fraser, Transportation Master Plan Project Coordinator.

  • Thank you for your interest in completing the Transportation Master Plan (TMP) public survey. The survey will be available until July 16, 2021.

    There are two parts to this survey:

    • The standard survey form below which will take approximately 10 to15 minutes to complete.
    • A virtual mapping tool to pinpoint locations where issues and opportunities exist in the Town. This provided link can also be found upon completion of the survey form.


    The TMP will be an important resource for the Town as it continues to adapt to changing needs, growth and development, and new opportunities. It will shape how we travel, help us further understand and define our regional connections, and support the movement of goods and services throughout the region. This plan is being developed to integrate with other Town strategic documents such the Official Plan, Sustainability Plan, Leisure Activities Plan and Economic Development Strategy.

    This is the first of many opportunities that the community will have to provide input on the TMP study. This survey is to better understand how the community uses the existing transportation network, transportation challenges and opportunities, and community priorities concerning transportation. Results of this survey will be made available to the public and will help inform future stages of the TMP study.


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