2022 Transportation Masterplan Consultation

2022 is off to a strong start – I hope the New Year is treating you well and that you are keeping warm during this cold weather and staying healthy and safe. If you haven’t already, please vaccinate (1st, 2nd and 3rd doses are readily available) as soon as you can. More information on vaccination available here.

I am reaching out to you today, to engage you on an important City review on the future of transportation strategies and investments in Ottawa.

The City is currently looking for our feedback on over 70 policies for the Transportation Master Plan. This plan will be the outline used for future decision making on all modes of transportation in the City of Ottawa.
We worked closely with residents in 2021 to ensure we captured missing links and safety concerns specifically for pedestrians and cyclists in our community. Our report on the last community consultation on active transportation is available for your reference here: https://mathieufleury.ca/active-transportation-in-our-city/
Decision-making for this plan will be made by identifying the most popular survey answers. In other words, we need you to fill-out this survey and share it with your network to have the most influence and impact on future City investments.
This is our chance to have the City advance a safer truck route, improve connectivity for cycling and pedestrians, create more safe environments, improve space management, transit and a winter maintained network. 
Specific priorities we have heard from residents that we would like you to raise when filling out the surveys include: 
Active Transportation:

  • Rideau bike connection to the LRT
  • Somerset Street East active transportation improvements
  • St Patrick street and Nicholas
  • Updated and safer residential streets
  • Expansion of Rideau bike lanes west of Sussex and Southeast to Nicholas
  • Improved East-West bike route
  • pedestrian missing link
  • Somerset Street East active transportation improvements
  • Updated and safer residential streets

Priority issues

  • Removal of interprovincial truck route
  • Vanier Parkway urbanisation
  • Alta-vista corridor (remove from TMP)
  • King Edward (implementation of traffic calming plan)
  • Cummings bridge (reduce speed, improve cycling infrastructure and pedestrian safety)
  • Byward Market public spaces investments
  • Beechwood and McArthur Ave complete street investments
  • Interprovincial crossings (Alexandra Bridge, MacDonald Cartier Bridge)

For a more in-depth understanding of what we heard during our community consultation on active transportation click here.
The survey is available here until February 18th: https://engage.ottawa.ca/transportation-master-plan
Please encourage residents to share their thoughts on the City’s engagement.
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