Today, City Council received a one-year status update on the Transportation Master Plan (TMP); highlighting six completed actions and 51 of the 91 actions currently underway.
The TMP is a guide to the future of the City’s transportation system from today to 2041. It was approved by City Council in May 2019.
“We’re transforming Mississauga into a world-class urban City,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “We’re doing this by investing in alternate modes of transportation including transit, cycling, walking, and more. As we change how we move, we remain committed to safety by embracing Vision Zero. This will allow pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers to move safely and freely around our City. Since launching our Transportation Master Plan, we have made great progress. Mississauga is truly on the move. We are building a liveable, walkable, and healthy city with complete communities that are the envy of the world.”
The TMP has a mix of 91 actions to be implemented during the short-term (2020-2024), medium-term (2025-2034) and long-term (2035+). The actions are categorized under six goals:
- Safety: Freedom from Harm
- Inclusion: Freedom from Barriers
- Integration: Freedom of Choice
- Connectivity: Freedom of Access
- Health: Freedom to Flourish
- Resilience: Freedom to Evolve
“During the last year, staff and City Council have made significant progress and achieved many milestones. More than half, or 36 of our 56 short-term actions are underway,” said Geoff Wright, Commissioner, Transportation and Works. “We have advanced our commitment to Vision Zero; by developing, a Speed Management Program that to-date has lowered speeds in 11 neighbourhoods. In addition, we are also actively engaging with partnering municipalities to implement automated enforcement programs that use camera technology to enforce the rules of the road and improve road safety for all road users. These programs include Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE), which uses cameras to enforce speeding, and Automated School Bus Camera’s, which use cameras to enforce failing to stop for flashing lights and stop arms of school buses.”
Other achievements in the last year include:
Launch of the Changing Lanes project to create safe, appealing roads for all users by:
- Developing a new street classification system for the Mississauga Official Plan
- Creating Complete Street Guidelines that will update the City’s approach to street planning and design
- Prioritizing street improvement projects to efficiently deliver safer, more complete streets (including sidewalks, dedicated transit lanes and measures to slow down traffic)
- Reviewing and updating street engineering design standards
- Developing new and revised multi-modal policies for new development through the Mississauga Official Plan Comprehensive Review
- Providing new, improved and evolving transit service
- Expanding and enhancing the cycling network by adding 15 km of lanes and trails
- Integrating new mobility alternatives to car ownership, such as, the Transportation Network Company Licensing By-law, and developing a framework to create a network of shared bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters for short-term rental
“We have completed year-one of our 25 year Transportation Master Plan,” said Helen Noehammer, Director, Infrastructure Planning and Engineering Services. “We have focused on eight areas requiring immediate action and made a lot of headway in creating safer roads for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. I look forward to our continued progress.”
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