||Develop Environmental Responsibility to contribute to
environmental responsibility by reducing private automobile use and developing compact
||Connect our City to contribute to a vibrant,
successful city by connecting communities within Mississauga and within the Greater Golden
Horseshoe to support a 24-hour city.
||Build a Reliable and Convenient System to make transit
a faster and more affordable alternative to the automobile, one that is frequent, clean, safe,
reliable and convenient, with a transit stop within walking distance of every home and an
intricate web of higher order transit.
||Increase Transportation Capacity to add capacity to
the transportation system through strategic investments in transit, additional links in the
street network and active mobility choices.
||Direct Growth to direct growth by supporting
transit-oriented development policies and deliberate civic actions.
Visionary Action We will make Mississauga less car-dependent by doubling current
transit ridership, and matching the increase in active modes of transportation.
Today, Mississauga is a city designed for the automobile. Just over 11% of the population
chooses to travel by transit. Doubling that to 22% will require substantial strategic
investments and a re-ordering of priorities. It's a lofty goal, but not without precedent.
Many cities have strategically invested in their cycling and transit infrastructure and had
a dramatic impact on their modal split. In Copenhagen, Denmark, for instance, approximately
two-thirds of commuters currently travel by transit and bicycle.
With a historical suburban development pattern, separated land uses, and a road network
which focuses traffic to a limited number of main roads, Mississauga will find it challenging
to reach a modal split close to what Copenhagen enjoys. Yet this visionary action is about
transforming our approach, with transit corridors that have more intensive development, and
densities that support the transit infrastructure. Corridors will also become vibrant people
places designed around the pedestrian, and will foster social and economic exchange.
This action will require many decades to achieve, however, providing a variety of mobility
options to residents will ultimately make Mississauga a more sustainable city.
|City Initiatives Underway
Read what the
Strategic Plan says about Developing a Transit-Oriented City
what the Action Plan says about Developing a Transit-Oriented City