Integrated Mobility Plan

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More people are expected to live in Burlington. The city is planning for future population growth including how people will move through the city.

Over the last 30 years, Burlington's transportation network has accommodated growth by building more roadways. This strategy is no longer sustainable. The city does not have the space to build new roadways and the financial cost to maintain a larger network of roads is significant.

A 21st century city is built around a different transportation model, one designed to provide people of all ages and abilities with more travel choices for things like walking, cycling and transit.

Burlington's Integrated Mobility Plan

Work on Burlington's Integrated Mobility Plan is underway. The plan is built around eight pillars which, when implemented, will result in a new era of transportation that:

  • Provides a wide range of options for getting around regardless of age, means or ability, including walking, cycling, public transit and automobiles

  • Uses compact modes of travel like buses, bicycles and walking to efficiently move larger number of people

  • Is well connected to transportation systems in surrounding regions

  • Offers fast, reliable and more frequent transit

  • Features improved facilities and safety for cyclists and pedestrians

More people are expected to live in Burlington. The city is planning for future population growth including how people will move through the city.

Over the last 30 years, Burlington's transportation network has accommodated growth by building more roadways. This strategy is no longer sustainable. The city does not have the space to build new roadways and the financial cost to maintain a larger network of roads is significant.

A 21st century city is built around a different transportation model, one designed to provide people of all ages and abilities with more travel choices for things like walking, cycling and transit.

Burlington's Integrated Mobility Plan

Work on Burlington's Integrated Mobility Plan is underway. The plan is built around eight pillars which, when implemented, will result in a new era of transportation that:

  • Provides a wide range of options for getting around regardless of age, means or ability, including walking, cycling, public transit and automobiles

  • Uses compact modes of travel like buses, bicycles and walking to efficiently move larger number of people

  • Is well connected to transportation systems in surrounding regions

  • Offers fast, reliable and more frequent transit

  • Features improved facilities and safety for cyclists and pedestrians

  • Video Now Available from Oct. 15 event

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    The video for the Oct. 15 Integrated Mobility Plan event is now available here. The video includes closed captioning.

    Moderator: Mary Rowe, President and CEO, Canadian Urban Institute

    Panelists:

    1. Dr. Dianne Saxe, Environmental and Climate Lawyer
    2. Dr. Ahmed El-Geneidy, Professor, School of Urban Planning, McGill
    3. Nancy Smith Lea, Director, The Centre for Active Transportation
    4. Todd Litman, Founder and Executive Director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute

    A reminder that the survey is open until Nov. 13 and available here.

  • Residents are invited to participate in a free virtual event on the City’s Integrated Mobility Plan

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    The City of Burlington is inviting residents to register for the upcoming free ZOOM event on the City’s Integrated Mobility Plan. Learn more about the commencement of the Integrated Mobility Plan study in this virtual facilitated panel discussion on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 from 7 to 9 p.m.

    Join the virtual panel discussion with industry leaders where we’ll explore:

    • the future of mobility,
    • opportunities and challenges related to public health and the environment,
    • social impacts of transportation and
    • how planning for a multi-modal transportation network will shape how we’ll get around over the next 25 years.


    Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 from 7 to 9 p.m.

    The meeting will be held virtually over ZOOM. Please register for the event : http://bit.ly/IMPzoom

    Panel Participants

    Moderator: Mary Rowe, President and CEO, Canadian Urban Institute

    Panelists:

    1. Dr. Dianne Saxe, Environmental and Climate Lawyer
    2. Dr. Ahmed El-Geneidy, Professor, School of Urban Planning, McGill
    3. Nancy Smith Lea, Director, The Centre for Active Transportation
    4. Todd Litman, Founder and Executive Director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute


    Burlington's Integrated Mobility Plan

    Work on Burlington's Integrated Mobility Plan is underway. The plan will be built around eight pillars which, when implemented, will result in a new era of transportation that:

    • Provides a wide range of options for getting around regardless of age, means or ability, including walking, cycling, public transit and automobiles
    • Uses compact modes of travel like buses, bicycles and walking to efficiently move larger number of people
    • Is well connected to transportation systems in surrounding regions
    • Offers fast, reliable and more frequent transit
    • Features improved facilities and safety for cyclists and pedestrians


    The eight pillars of integrated mobility are:

    1. Align land use and transportation
    2. Connected mobility
    3. Healthy and safe
    4. Moving people efficiently
    5. Managing congestion
    6. Sustainability
    7. Affordability
    8. Innovation and integration


    For more information about Burlington’s Integrated Mobility Plan and to register for this event, please visit www.burlington.ca/IMP

  • Join us for the Virtual Project Launch Event - Oct. 15

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    Join us on Thursday, October 15 from 7 - 9 p.m for the virtual project launch event. Listen, learn and ask your questions.

    Moderator: Mary Rowe, President and CEO, Canadian Urban Institute

    Topics:

    • Future of Mobility
    • Environment & Climate
    • Transportation Equity
    • Urban Planning and Mobility
    • Active & Sustainable Transportation


    Panelists:

    • Todd Litman, Founder and Executive Director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute
    • Dr. Dianne Saxe, Environmental and climate lawyer, former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (2015-2019)
    • Dr. Ahmed El-Geneidy, Professor, School of Urban Planning, McGill University
    • Robin Mazumder, Urban Neuroscientist, Doctoral Candidate at the University of Waterloo
    • Nancy Smith Lea, Director, The Centre for Active Transportation


    More information will be posted to Get Involved shortly with the meeting link and participation information.

  • Pillars of Integrated Mobility

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    Align Land Use and Transportation

    • Ensure land use planning and transportation planning are aligned.
    • Develop appropriate policy to support walking, cycling and transit.
    • Create complete and compact communities, which support the City's transportation and corporate goals.
    • Focused growth which aligns with transportation infrastructure.
    • Shape future development which will provide mobility choice.


    Connected Mobility

    • Develop a connected transportation network across many modes.
    • Provide mobility choice and equitable access.
    • Develop and create complete streets.


    Healthy and Safe

    • Safe, comfortable and convenient transportation choices.
    • Recognize and plan for the needs of different users.
    • Prioritize the safety of vulnerable users.
    • Plan, design and maintain the City's transportation infrastructure for safer streets.
    • Emphasis on school travel.


    Moving People Efficiently

    • Focus on moving people, rather than vehicles.
    • Increase the connectivity of the City's travel network.
    • Improve the reliability of travel time in Burlington.
    • Optimize our network for efficiency across all modes.
    • Manage the ROW (Right of Way).


    Managing Congestion

    • Maximize the capacity and utilization of our existing infrastructure.
    • Ensure traffic operations across all agencies (MTO/Region/Municipal) are connected
    • Real-time responsiveness.
    • Building resiliency in our transportation network.
    • Improve TDM (Transportation Demand Management) use.
    • Assess and implement new and emerging trends and technologies.


    Sustainability

    • Develop compact and connected communities.
    • Support environmentally responsible mode choices.
    • Reduce transportation environmental impacts in Burlington.
    • Place an emphasis on addressing the first mile/last mile challenges.


    Affordability

    • Achieve the best value for our investments.
    • Reallocate funding to reflect our priorities in mobility.
    • Promote economic prosperity through an efficient transportation network.
    • Well managed infrastructure.


    Innovation and Integration

    • Recognize there are no “one-size-fits-all” solutions, and context sensitivity is required.
    • Draw inspiration and solutions from other communities.
    • Study, assess and integrate new trends in technology to aid in mobility.
    • Better integration of decision making in our transportation network.





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