Town approves Switching Gears Transportation Master Plan Review

Wed, 28 Feb 2018

Master plan ensures balanced and sustainable transportation options

Oakville Council unanimously approved the 2018 review to Switching Gears, the town’s Transportation Master Plan (TMP), which sets community transportation priorities from now until 2031.

“Switching Gears offers efficient and sustainable transportation choices for people, goods and services to move around Oakville,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “The updated TMP offers a balanced approach between strategic road improvements and other transportation choices.”

The 2018 TMP Review builds on the success of the town's recent Active Transportation Master Plan update, Goods Movement Study and Pedestrian Safety Study, and is aligned with the town’s Official Plan – Livable Oakville.

Oakville's TMP,  Switching Gears looks at all modes of transportation including public transit, walking, cycling and ride-sharing along with strategic roadway improvements to ensure the safe, convenient and efficient movement of people and goods. It identifies the transportation facilities, services and policies that the town will implement to serve a projected population of 246,400 people by 2031. It sets direction for the town’s day-to-day transportation programs as well as long- and mid-range implementation plans, provides a basis for budget planning, area and corridor transportation studies, and design guidelines. It also provides input into the town's Development Charge By-Law.

Launched in 2013, Switching Gears is the town's guiding document for developing practical, sustainable, long-term plans to guide the town's transportation system to meet the needs of its anticipated growth to 2031. It incorporates transportation, land use planning and financial strategy which respects the social, environmental and economic goals as defined in the Livable Oakville Plan, Halton’s Official Plan and Transportation Plan, and other provincial strategies. The need to update this plan will be reviewed every five years.

For more information, visit the Switching Gears Transportation Master Plan page.