Integrated Transportation Master Plan 2017 Update - Town of Ajax
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Integrated Transportation Master Plan 2017 Update

Public Open House #2 - May 3, 2018

The Integrated Transportation Master Plan (ITMP) Pubilic Open House #2 will take place on May 3, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Ajax Town Hall, Council Chambers. 

ITMP Survey - We want your input!

  • A new on-line survey will be available on April 26, 2018. Please help us create an Integrated Transportation Master Plan & shape the future of the transportation in Ajax!

Public Open House #1 - February 15, 2018

The ITMP Update Public Open House #1 was held on February 15, 2018. For more information, please find the below links to the slide presentation and maps.

 

About the Project

Ajax is undertaking an update to two (2) master plans, the Transportation Master Plan and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan. Known as the Integrated Transportation Master Plan (ITMP), the goal of the study is to establish a holistic and integrated approach to transportation planning, design and implementation throughout the Town.

Transportation Master Plan (TMP) Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan
To update the existing transportation master plan to refelct new priorities, emerging trends and growth and development within the Town of Ajax. To update the 2010 Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan to identify infrastructure priorities that reflect a cultural shift towards walking, cycling and healthy community development.

The following is a brief description of the two (2) studies and what they will be addressing:

The projects will be developed over an eight (8) month period starting in October 2017 and ending in Summer 2018 during which time the team will complete a number of different pieces of work. 

 

Transportation Master Plan Update

The TMP update will be developed using a five (5) phase approach:

  1. Policy & Planning Context - Develop an understanding of the existing policies, plans and best practices and identify potential policy updates.
  2. Demand Forecasting Model - Assess past modelling work, integrate regional findings and explore refinements.
  3. Existing & Future Conditions - Assess current conditions, undertake location specific assessment and identify new policies and standards.
  4. Alternative Strategies - Identify and generate alternative strategies and select preferred strategy.
  5. Implement, Fuding & Monitoring Plan - Develop a plan for three horizons and prepare strategies to support implementation.

Key Considerations

The following are some of the key considerations that will be addressed through the update to the plan:

  • Identifying distinct areas within the Town which require transportation improvements and identifying solutions for those areas;
  • Integrating a holistic approach to transportation planning, design and implementation;
  • Exploring and addressing emerging trends in transportation including but not limited to vision zero, complete streets, multi modal trips, etc.;
  • Preparing an effective implementation strategy that identifies priorities and horizons that are considered realistic and feasible; and
  • Identifying tools and strategies to support implementation.

 

Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Update

The Ped & Bike Master Plan update will be developed using a five (5) phase approach:

  1. Policy Review & Network Analysis - Review policies, best practices and the existing network.
  2. A.T. System - Assess A.T. network, identify gaps and missing links and improvements and identify preliminary phasing.
  3. Design & End of Trip Standards - Review existing standards and develop new standards and design considerations.
  4. Data Collection Framework - Determine data collection framework and recommend updates for requirements.
  5. Maintenance Standards - Review existing maintenance standards and identify level of service and priority routes.

Key Considerations

The following are some of the key considerations that will be addressed through the update of the plan:

  • Creating a Town that is considered walable and bikeable for various trip types and purposes i.e. to and from work, for fitness, for fun, etc.;
  • Designing active transportation facilities that encourage people to walk and bike more frequently i.e. designing for users in mind, traffic calming;
  • Implementing strategic active transportation connections that achieve gaps and missing links in the system;
  • Designing active transportation facilities to address barriers including regional roads, interchanges, railways, etc. to decrease conflicts and improve safety; and 
  • Identify strategies that build on the work done by the Town, Region and other partners to encourage and educate people on where, when and how to be active in the Town.

Getting Involved

As part of the development of the ITMP, there will be a number of opportunities for public and stakeholder involvement. The following figure illustrates that various consultation and engagement activities that will be undertaken. Please check back in this location to see if there are any upcoming events or online engagement activities. 

Initiation:

  • Notice of study commencement
  • Online Questionnaire

Phase 1:

  • Steering Committee Meeting #1
  • Technical Agency Meeting #1
  • Stakeholder Workshop #1
  • Public Open House #1

Phase 2:

  • Steering Committee Meeting #2
  • Technical Agency Meeting #2
  • Stakeholder Workshop #2
  • Public Open House #2

Conclusion:

  • Notice of study completion

Outcomes

As the ITMP is developed, there will be a number of project deliverables / outcomes that will be developed. As they are developed they will be uploaded to the website for your review and consideration. Please check back in this location to see if there are any new items or questions for your consideration.

New & Emerging Trends

As the ITMP is developed, there will be a number of new and emerging trends that will be identified and explored. As they are identified, information on them will be uploaded to the website. Please check back in this location to see if there are any items for your consideration.

TMP Update 2013

TMP Executive Summary  TMP Update (full document)