Moving in the right direction
Ottawa has grown into a city of one million residents. Over the next 25 years, that number is expected to grow to more than 1.4 million. With that kind of growth, we need to revisit how people, vehicles and goods move through our city.
As we set the vision for our updated Transportation Master Plan, we have important decisions to make as individuals and as a city. While some might be easy, others will require more thought. We need to have thoughtful and meaningful discussions to ensure Ottawa becomes the most liveable mid-sized city in North America.
Transportation decisions affect all of Ottawa’s residents and businesses. No matter if you walk, drive, cycle, bus, take the light rail transit or scoot, whether you ship products or have them delivered, or whether you own or share a car, how people and goods move through the city affects you. All the choices we make moving forward will require some give and take. Tell us what’s important to you and how our transportation system can move us in the right direction for decades to come.
The public is invited to provide feedback on the close to 70 proposed transportation-related policies to be included in Part 1 of the TMP.
The full draft document can be found below:
Proposed policies include, among others, policies to:
- build a clean and sustainable transportation system;
- create a more equitable transportation system;
- use transportation to support the city we want to build;
- maximize walkability;
- develop a great cycling city;
- expand and improve transit city-wide;
- provide safe, multimodal streets;
- manage the curb, parking, and the movement of goods; and,
- advance transportation demand manage.
These draft policies – developed in line with the Official Plan, and the new realities of our growing city – will guide our transportation decisions and networks to 2046 and help Ottawa fulfill its vision of becoming the most liveable mid-sized city in North America.
The public is encouraged to review the draft policies and complete the surveys by February 7, 2022. Residents can also provide feedback directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org(External link). The Phase 3 consultation strategy will also include a Public Open House to be scheduled for early in 2022. Please say tuned for more details.
Residents are also invited to learn more and provide feedback on Active Transportation candidate projects and the proposed rural network. Find more information here.
City of Ottawa Official Plan
City Council recently approved the city’s new Official Plan that guides the planning and development of the city for the next 25 years and the development of the Transportation Master Plan is part of this process.
Current Planning and Development Projects in Riverview Park
You can access information about current private and infrastructure developments in Riverview Park here.