In addition to identifying robust policies, programs, and actions, the Mobility Master Plan will be developing long-term walking, cycling, transit, and road capacity-related infrastructure recommendations through to 2050.
Your input below will help gauge support for the project evaluation framework. This information will also help inform priorities for policy development. Recommendations for supportive transportation and mobility policies, programs and non-capacity-related projects (e.g. pedestrian and cycling amenities such as secure bike parking) will be developed at a later stage in the Mobility Master Plan.
Types of road infrastructure projects that will be evaluated include:
- New roads/bridges/interchanges
- Intersection improvements
- Widening of existing roads/bridges (e.g. to accommodate additional general traffic lanes or high-occupancy-vehicle lanes)
Types of transit infrastructure projects that will be evaluated include:
- Rapid transit (corridors/routes with dedicated transit lanes)
- Key supporting transit routes (corridors/routes with transit queue jump lanes and transit signal priorities)
Types of cycling infrastructure projects that will be evaluated include:
- New cycling facilities
- Upgraded cycling facilities (e.g. converting from a shared facility with ‘sharrow’ pavement markings to a separated or protected bike lane which is physically separated from the driving lanes)
- Intersection improvements (e.g. protected intersections)
- New and upgraded multi-use paths
Draft Project Evaluation Framework
To inform capacity-related infrastructure recommendations, a draft project evaluation framework has been developed based on the guiding principles which were approved by Council in December 2022. All infrastructure projects will be evaluated using the project evaluation framework to inform the development of priority networks for each mode. Once networks are developed for each individual mode, they will be combined into one integrated network. With limited road space, trades-off will be required to provide facilities for the various modes of mobility. The performance of all modes of mobility will be considered in this assessment as well as the impact these decisions will have on our ability to meet our climate goals.