21 Sep Transportation Master Plan – Public Engagement Opportunity
Starting September 21 until Friday, October 23, residents will have an opportunity to provide further input into the Transportation Master Plan Update and Active Transportation Plan by completing an online questionnaire on active transportation, fairness and equity in transportation systems, and the potential impact of new mobility technologies on the way we move around the city.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the City’s transportation system. It has affected how, when, and where people travel. Transit ridership, auto traffic, pedestrian volumes, and cycling trips have all fluctuated over the course of the pandemic, and things are still in a state of change.
While the city continues to monitor the impact of COVID-19, city staff are moving forward with planning for Ottawa’s transportation future based on the information available, and in consultation with residents, elected officials, stakeholders, and other levels of government.
The questionnaire is available online at www.ottawa.ca/TMPUpdate along with an introductory video, a discussion paper on new mobility, and information on what was heard in Phase 1 of public engagement about residents’ priorities and the vision for the future of Ottawa’s transportation system.
The website will also include a link to an online mapping activity and questionnaire for residents to identify missing pedestrian and cycling facilities that they would like considered and prioritized as part of the Active Transportation Plan.