Public input to guide next phase of Switching Gears Transportation Master Plan

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 – for immediate release

Public input to guide next phase of Switching Gears Transportation Master Plan

Survey seeks resident insight on more balanced and sustainable transportation options

Looking for better transportation options to get you from point A to B in Oakville? Whether by foot, bike, bus or car, the town wants to hear from you. As part of the scheduled update of its Switching Gears Transportation Master Plan (TMP), the Town of Oakville is surveying residents to help identify community transportation priorities from now until 2031.

“Switching Gears offers an exceptionally detailed level of integration between land use and transportation planning. This plan will help identify Oakville’s transportation needs and consider a diverse range of options to satisfy future travel demands,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “Our goal is to offer more balanced, efficient and sustainable transportation choices for people, goods and services to move around Oakville. Public input is key to helping us focus on transportation priorities that matter most to our community.”

Feedback received from the Switching Gears TMP survey will allow the town to better understand how residents travel to work, home and extracurricular activities. Questions will explore a variety of travel options including transit, walking, cycling and carpooling with the hopes of revealing current transportation trends in Oakville.

To connect with residents, the town will be conducting surveys at various public hotspots throughout Oakville during the week of March 19. Residents are also encouraged to submit comments and suggestions at tmp@oakville.ca or share their ideas on Facebook or Tweet @townofoakville.

The final plan will reflect current demands and ensure future transportation systems match growth and development in Oakville. To complete the online survey, or for details about the Switching Gears Transportation Master Plan, visit the Transportation Master Plan page.

Switching Gears is one of several Vision 2057 master plans that together with other key planning initiatives, will create a path to a more livable and sustainable Oakville into the future. For more information visit the Vision 2057 page.

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For more information

Dan Cozzi
Director, Engineering and Construction
905-845-6601, ext. 3303
dcozzi@oakville.ca

Mary Jo Milhomens
Senior Communications Advisor 
905-338-4244 
mmilhomens@oakville.ca


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