The Path Forward
Strategic Goals to be reflected in the Transportation Master Plan
(from “Sustainable Transportation“)
A transportation system that is dynamically integrated with land use
An integrated approach to land use and transportation maximizes the efficiency and effectiveness of its transportation infrastructure, creating an efficient, sustainable and vibrant city. An important component of integrated transportation and land use is that it minimizes both the number and length of trips people need to make.
A transportation system that supports active, accessible and healthy lifestyle options
Provision of adequately maintained walking, cycling and other forms of active transportation facilities are all part of achieving this goal. A safe and secure transportation system in which pedestrians, cyclists and motorists co-exist is also essential. In addition, ensuring equitable access to mobility and a high quality of life for all citizens, regardless of their personal ability level, requires universal access to the transportation system.
A safe, efficient and equitable transportation system for people, goods and services
In order to ensure sustainable economic growth that supports Winnipeg as the region’s economic engine, an efficient, cost effective transportation system for the timely and equitable movement of goods, services and people must be an essential element.
To achieve this goal we will need to utilize technology such as ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) and other transportation systems management tools, transportation demand management, strategic major street network improvements, rapid transit, and other innovative ways to move people, goods and services.
A transportation infrastructure that is well maintained
A well-maintained transportation system promotes economic vitality and a positive city image. It is an essential part of any truly sustainable transportation plan that the major assets, the transportation infrastructure and the transit system, be managed to enable future generations to continue to enjoy a high of level of mobility and accessibility. Investing in a measurable approach in the maintenance of the street, transit, pedestrian and cycling infrastructure will ensure the continued economic and social viability of the City.
A transportation system that is financially sustainable
Financial sustainability is an essential goal in the development of the Transportation Master Plan for the next 25 years. This requires a review of the cost and benefits of each component of the Transportation Master Plan as they are developed and an assessment of potential additional sources of funding and program delivery to ensure financial sustainability for future generations.