Share Your Feedback About Transportation in Port Coquitlam
PORT COQUITLAM, BC – Mar. 15, 2021… How do you get around Port Coquitlam, and what transportation improvements would you like to see?
As the City updates its Master Transportation Plan, residents, businesses and other stakeholders are encouraged to share their opinions about transportation in a survey at portcoquitlam.ca/letstalk until Apr. 19. Those who take the survey will be entered to win a $100 prize to a Port Coquitlam business of their choice.
The information will help ensure the City delivers a plan with projects and improvements in line with the community’s needs and priorities. Background on the MTP update and a link to the survey are posted at portcoquitlam.ca/mtp.
“Improving transportation and mobility is a key focus area for Council, reflecting our ongoing commitment to getting the basics right in Port Coquitlam,” Mayor Brad West said. “It’s important we hear from the community to ensure our new Master Transportation Plan works for everyone, from commuters heading to school or work, to families out for a stroll or ride, to truckers delivering goods to businesses, to people looking for a greener way to get around. We’re asking you to help us move in the right direction.”
Replacing the current 2013 MTP, the new plan will be a practical document that will guide improvements and funding of the City’s road, transit and active transportation networks in the years to come in a way that is cost-effective, technically sound and supported by the community.
The new MTP’s goal is to provide a connected transportation network that gives people safe and direct options to key destination points, using their preferred mode of transportation.
The updated MTP will:
- Identify and prioritize future transportation projects and tangible outcomes,
- Build on existing transportation plans and programs,
- Complement the City’s focus on core municipal services and rehabilitation of existing infrastructure,
- Be based on research, community input and practical solutions
- Include an Implementation Plan with specific actions and costs.
“The feedback we receive through the survey will play a role in the decisions the City will make about infrastructure investments in the years ahead,” said Cllr. Darrell Penner, Council’s designate for public works matters. “We all have a vested interest – everyone relies on our transportation network in some way, whether to get around ourselves or for the delivery of the goods and services we use.”
Port Coquitlam began the process to update the MTP last year. Work to date has included developing the terms of reference and evaluation criteria, hiring a consultant, identifying key issues and opportunities, and reviewing best practices, documents, policies and past community input.
Development of the plan and community consultation will take place over the next year, including additional opportunities for feedback as the draft MTP takes shape.
More information is available at portcoquitlam.ca/mtp.
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