Town seeking public input on future plan for active transportation in Oakville

Friday, June 17, 2016 – for immediate release

Town seeking public input on future plan for active transportation in Oakville

Share your ideas. Public workshop on June 22, 2016

Do you walk, bike, or even skateboard? Then you’re using active transportation. The town is updating its Active Transportation Master Plan (ATMP) and needs your input in shaping the future for walking and cycling in Oakville. Members of the community are invited to share their ideas online or by participating in an interactive public meeting and workshop on June 22, 2016.

“Council is committed to expanding our path system and supporting convenient, healthy alternatives for residents and visitors to get around Oakville,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton. “We’re asking community members to help us build a long-term blueprint for active transportation by sharing their innovative vision and new ideas with the town.”

The town’s ATMP was first introduced in 2009 to respond to the need for an improved network of active transportation routes, and to ensure the town is a pedestrian- and cycling-friendly community for various user groups. Since then, the town has adopted supportive policies and implemented over 185 km of bike lanes, multi-use trails, signed bike routes and sidewalks.

Seven years later, it’s time for Oakville to update its ATMP to assess what’s been done, what still needs to be done, and priorities for the future. The update will cover a number of areas including: safety, environmental benefits, outreach, education, infrastructure and design standards.

The June 22, 2016, meeting will take place from 6:30-9 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, 2302 Bridge Road. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. At 7 p.m. there will be a brief presentation followed by interactive and engaging activities meant to gather your thoughts on existing and future infrastructure and outreach programs.

The town is also offering two other ways to provide input:

An online questionnaire where you can answer questions about your current cycling and walking habits, the types of routes you like and what you want to see improved.
An online mapping tool where you can identify current walking and cycling routes that you think need to be reviewed, or routes that are not in the current 2009 ATMP that you would like to see considered as part of this update.

If you have any accessibility needs, please let us know before June 17, 2016 by contacting Chris Clapham at 905-845-6601, ext. 3306, (TTY: 905-338-4200), email or fill out our accessible online feedback form

The ATMP update builds on the success of the town’s approved Transportation Master Plan, Switching Gears. Visit the Active Transportation Master Plan page to learn more.

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Town seeking public input on future plan for active transportation in Oakville