Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The Town of Oakville has completed an update to the 2009 Council-approved Active Transportation Master Plan (ATMP). At the Planning and Development Council meeting on July 10, 2017, Oakville Council approved the 2017 ATMP Update in principle.
The ATMP was introduced in 2009 and recommends an extensive network of facilities composed of on-road and off-road trails designed to respond to the needs of a range of active transportation users, ages and skill levels. Since then the Town of Oakville has introduced a total of 193 kilometres of bike lanes, pathways and signed bike routes as well as 110 bike racks across town.
The 2017 ATMP Update was developed following extensive public and stakeholder consultation, and aims to expand and improve active transportation in Oakville to ensure a connected network of facilities that are safe, convenient, comfortable, and accessible. As well, the plan provides for continued promotional and educational programs to encourage cycling and walking year-round.
The master plan study was completed in three phases and was developed consistent with Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process. The Municipal Class EA process requires two points of contact with the public as part of the master planning process. To inform the update of the ATMP, several opportunities were provided to residents, stakeholders, technical agencies, staff and decision makers including an online web based survey and interactive mapping tool, two public information centres, two stakeholder meetings, a dedicated website and email. The comments and input were collected and reviewed — at key stages over the course of the study — to inform the proposed recommendations and strategies as well as the updated active transportation network.
The ATMP Update is now available for a 30-day final public review period. Staff will review all comments received, including delegate comments received during the July 10 Council meeting, and report back to Council in the fall.
Town staff are accepting public input on the 2017 ATMP Update until August 25. Residents can visit oakville.ca to view the report and provide feedback to one of the project contacts below or email oakvilleATMP@oakville.ca.
If you would like to review the document in an alternate format please contact Chris Clapham.
We thank you for your ongoing support and continued involvement in the ATMP Update.
Sustainable Transportation Program Coordinator
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3306 (TTY: 905-338-4200)
Senior Project Manager
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