By Gisele Shaw
Thursday, November 24, 2016 9:30 am ·  0 Comments
The town is developing a Transportation Demand Management (TDM) plan and a Pedestrian Safety program and wants to hear how you get around town, what your travel preferences are, and what would motivate you to try different travel options such as walking, cycling, public transit and carpooling. Residents are invited to share their ideas by completing the TDM and Pedestrian Safety surveys online or by participating in one of the public events happening this month.
“Providing our community with safe, efficient and accessible options for getting around town is one more way we’re making Oakville even more livable,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton. “That’s why we’re exploring ways to better meet the transportation needs of Oakville residents.”
The goal of the TDM plan is to provide alternatives to single occupancy vehicle trips and help alleviate traffic congestion in Oakville. The plan will explore ways to help residents make better use of current infrastructure and travel options, improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while making commuting less expensive and more enjoyable.
The Pedestrian Safety program will work to promote more active modes of transportation, make Oakville even more pedestrian friendly, and identify areas that would benefit from designated pedestrian crossings.
Both the TDM plan and Pedestrian Safety program build on the success of the town’s existing Transportation Master Plan, Switching Gears.
There are a number of ways you can provide your input:
Visit oakville.ca and search “Roads, Sidewalks and Traffic” to learn more.