Help shape the future of transportation options within town

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 – for immediate release

Help shape the future of transportation options within town

Take the surveys online or attend one of the public events

The town is developing a Transportation Demand Management (TDM) plan and a Pedestrian Safety program and wants to hear how you get around town, what your travel preferences are, and what would motivate you to try different travel options such as walking, cycling, public transit and carpooling. Residents are invited to share their ideas by completing the TDM and Pedestrian Safety surveys online or by participating in one of the public events happening this month.

“Providing our community with safe, efficient and accessible options for getting around town is one more way we’re making Oakville even more livable,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton. “That’s why we’re exploring ways to better meet the transportation needs of Oakville residents.”

The goal of the TDM plan is to provide alternatives to single occupancy vehicle trips and help alleviate traffic congestion in Oakville. The plan will explore ways to help residents make better use of current infrastructure and travel options, improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while making commuting less expensive and more enjoyable.

The Pedestrian Safety program will work to promote more active modes of transportation, make Oakville even more pedestrian friendly, and identify areas that would benefit from designated pedestrian crossings.

Both the TDM plan and Pedestrian Safety program build on the success of the town’s existing Transportation Master Plan, Switching Gears.

Provide your input

There are a number of ways you can provide your input:

Visit the Public Engagement Hub before December 9 to complete the online surveys

Visit and talk to the project team at:

Iroquois Ridge Community Centre on Thursday, November 24 from 5-8 p.m.
Glen Abbey Community Centre on Wednesday, November 30 from 5-8 p.m.

Visit the Roads, Sidewalks and Traffic page to learn more.

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