In a 2014 Ipsos Reid Survey, 40% of Port Moody residents named transportation as the most important issue facing the community.
Transportation plays a key role in our daily lives and has real implications on our quality of life. Having more choice when it comes to transportation in Port Moody will help to enhance our existing transportation network, making how you get around more convenient, efficient, and safe.
According to the 2001 National Household Survey, 83% of Port Moody residents travel to work by car. Without investments in our transportation network, traffic congestion will increase as residents continue to travel by car. By identifying ways to encourage use of other forms of transportation, such as walking, biking, and using transit, we can reduce the impact of traffic congestion and create a more efficient transportation network.
By making it easier for those who want to get around using means other than private vehicles, TransPort Moody will help our city reach the sustainability goals set out in the Official Community Plan (OCP) and create more vibrant, safe neighbourhoods. Supporting walking and cycling will also increase overall community health.
A key objective of TransPort Moody will be to enhance city streets for local travel while managing the impacts of regional travel. With a high percentage of daily trips to and from neighbouring communities, it will be important for the new plan to consider and reduce the impacts of both local and regional population growth on our transportation network. TransPort Moody will look closely at Port Moody’s existing multi-modal transportation network and how it can be enhanced over the next 25 years.
What to expect from TransPort Moody
TransPort Moody will include:
- A long-term transportation vision & targets for Port Moody
- Goals and objectives that support the vision
- Long-term plans for each mode of transportation:
How we will develop our Master Transportation Plan, TransPort Moody
The Master Transportation Plan will develop through five distinct phases:
Phase 1 - clarify project goals, collect and review relevant background information, conduct traffic counts.
Phase 2 - identify and define current challenges and opportunities for the road, transit, pedestrian, and cycling networks.
Phase 3 - develop a vision for the transportation system.
Phase 4 - explore what’s possible for each mode of transportation. By understanding the possibilities for each mode, we will develop a long-term plan that reflects the direction of each mode.
Phase 5 – implement and monitor the final plan.
Each of the five phases will contribute to developing a Master Transportation Plan that is innovative and that they City can successfully put into action by the City.
TransPort Moody will also integrate with other reports, plans and policies, both local and regional.
We need your input!
Port Moody belongs to you and this is your opportunity to have your say. We invite all residents to get involved in the process and help create a plan that reflects the desires of the community and meets the overall transportation needs of our City.
There will be many ways for you to participate – including surveys, community meetings, or by stopping by one of our pop-up booths while you’re out and about.