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Transportation Master Plan

Description 

The Town of East Gwillimbury will be updating the 2010 Transportation Master Plan and 2012 Active Transportation and Trails Master Plan as a combined Transportation Master Plan (TMP) study. 
The TMP will identify the long-term transportation objectives of the Town and specific solutions requiring further study. Transportation is an essential part of our community and is one of the primary factors driving the Town’s environmental, economic, and social sustainability. The Plan will provide a blueprint for the Town to strategically advance the development of its long-term transportation network in support of its vision for a safe, accessible and livable community.

Goals and Objectives: 

  • Reviewing the short-term action items identified in the Town’s 2010 and 2012 Master Plans and providing an update on the statusYork Region’s 2016 TMP and outlining its impacts on the Town

  • Assessing the current transportation network and identifying gaps and opporunities for all travel modes, including the consideration of provincial, regional, and adjacent municipal plans and emerging transportation trends;

  • Meeting the requirements of Phases one and two of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process by:

  • Assessing current travel conditions, the impacts of growth, and defining these issues in a problem and opportunity statement

  • Identifying and evaluating alternative solutions to address the problem and opportunity statement;

  • Selecting a preferred alternative for a sustainable, multimodal transportation network that decreases auto dependency and is truly accessible to all;

  • Reaching out to the general public and stakeholders through public engagement process;

  • Identifying policies that support the recommended multimodal network and manage travel demand in peak periods, including Travel Demand Management, transit-oriented development policies, traffic safety and calming and community oriented traffic control policies.

  • Establishing detailed action, implementation and monitoring plans for transportation network initiatives that are carried through to a “project ready” mode.

  • Provide input to the Town’s Official Plan and Development Charges Background Study

The TMP builds on the approaches and ideas conveyed in the Sustainable Planning Guidelines report (developed by Transport Canada and the Transportation Association of Canada). Furthermore, it is supported by the Province of Ontario’s Places to Grow Act, and adheres to the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process.

Documents 

Contact

Jamal Massadeh, Senior Traffic & Transportation Technologist at jmasadeh@eastgwillimbury.ca