A transportation network includes all the ways that people, goods, and services move. Photo supplied.

City of Courtenay prepares to launch transportation master plan

The City will host an open house tomorrow at the Florence Filberg Centre

  • Mar. 6, 2018 10:00 a.m.

Courtenay has more than doubled in size over the last 25 years, and as cities grow and change, so do their transportation needs.

With this in mind, the City of Courtenay is developing a master plan for transportation. The plan, dubbed Connecting Courtenay, will provide direction on infrastructure for the next 20 years. The City is seeking public input about issues and challenges and “big ideas” to be considered as part of the long-term transportation network.

Residents can learn more about the city’s existing transportation system and provide input for the future at a drop-in open house on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The event takes place at the Florence Filberg Centre from 5–7 p.m.

For those who cannot attend the open house, an online survey will also be available.

A transportation network includes all the ways that people, goods, and services move. Growing communities with greater diversity demand more transportation choice as people of all ages and abilities need to be able to reach destinations, in whichever mode they choose. How people travel around their community, where they travel to and how long it takes all contribute to how communities plan transportation infrastructures like roads, bike lanes, and sidewalks.

Based on public input, best practices, and technical assessment, Connecting Courtenay will identify existing issues, model future impacts, identify long-term improvements and set priorities for five and 10 years investments.

The draft plan will be presented to Courtenay city council this summer.

—City of Courtenay

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