Ontario Construction News staff writer
In response to expected growth, the Town of Collingwood is creating a Transportation Master Plan (TMP) to identify needs, establish priorities between vehicles, active transportation (e.g., cycling, trails) and transit, and provide a planning framework for future infrastructure improvements and network development.
The TMP will provide strategies for addressing localized problem spots and areas for enhancements within the larger transportation network, as well as crafting policies both for effective management of the network as a whole and for evaluating ongoing requests for traffic calming and controls.
Thestudy is being undertaken in accordance with Approach #1 of the Master Planning Process, as outlined in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) (March 2023). As such, the TMP will generally address Phases 1 and 2 of the MCEA process and will form the basis for the recommended Schedule B and C transportation infrastructure projects identified within the TMP report.
A survey will be launched this month to help gather information from stakeholders and members of the public about the existing conditions of the transportation systems and notices will be posted on the Engage Collingwood project page.
Consultation activities will include two Public Information Centres (PICs) during the study, tentatively scheduled for winter/spring 2024 and fall 2024.
For more information about this study, please contact: