What is mobility?
Transportation is defined as the act of moving people or goods. Mobility offers a more holistic perspective, which includes options for getting around and having access to everyday needs like school, work, the grocery store, parks or health care. Our mobility system is directly linked to quality of life and creating places and spaces that function more effectively and safely for everyone. The Mobility Master Plan is working towards a future where everyone has safe, healthy, affordable and accessible mobility options to get where they need to go.
Why is this work happening now?
The City is entering a new era of transportation planning! London is the fastest growing city in Ontario with significant transportation and mobility improvements already underway. This includes the construction of rapid transit infrastructure, intelligent traffic signals, investing $40 million in active transportation infrastructure and investigating new modes of transportation like e-bikes and programs like bikeshare. London Municipal Council has also approved a Climate Emergency Action Plan that includes a variety of short-term and longer-term actions and milestone targets which will have a direct impact on the way we plan our future mobility system.
How can I participate?
City staff will be visiting London neighbourhoods, conducting interviews, and participating in focus groups to gain deeper insights into the community’s mobility needs, challenges and ideas for future solutions. Londoners interested in contributing their input to the Mobility Master Plan are encouraged to share information about their personal mobility experiences by completing the Feedback Form.
Feedback received will help staff refine the proposed Guiding Principles for the plan and identify key issues and opportunities to be explored.
This City is also currently scheduling meetings with organizations and communities this spring to facilitate a discussion about mobility and transportation.
Public engagement and feedback are critical for the Mobility Master Plan. If your organization or community group would like to co-host a workshop with us and your members, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Our requested time to ask our questions and facilitate an engaging conversation would be two hours with your organization, but we can adjust and customize our discussion based on the time you have available. The discussion would be facilitated by the City's Community Connectors and it would include an overview of the Mobility Master Plan. The Community Connectors will lead your organization through four activities to generate discussion and feedback about your needs and priorities. The City will be using your comments to help inform the plan’s development.
How long will it take to develop the plan?
Developing the Mobility Master Plan will take approximately two years as we explore how we can improve our streets, sidewalks, cycling infrastructure, transit routes and paths - also known as our ‘mobility network’ - for current and future generations.
How can I make a translation request?
Project communications will be made available in French, Arabic, Spanish, Mandarin, Polish, Korean. Our translation list is not exhaustive and the City is happy to accommodate translation requests throughout the process. Residents may contact the project team directly via email (email@example.com) or by phone at 519-661-4580 to for special accommodation requests or to share experiences with the project team directly.