Durham Region residents invited to view draft Transportation Master Plan

Until the end of September, the public can view Durham Region’s draft Transportation Master Plan.

According to the Region, the Transportation Master Plan is a strategic planning document designed to define the policies, programs and infrastructure improvements required to plan for Durham’s future transportation needs.

The original plan was approved by Regional Council in 2003 and in the 14 years since then, the Region says here has been “much change and growth”. While studies and plans relating to cycling, transit and trails have been implemented, the current document only covers plans through 2021.

The new Transportation Master Plan will outline growth through 2031 and beyond, according to the Region, to be in conjunction with the Official Plan. The update is expected to address all modes of transportation including walking, cycling, transit, vehicles and “goods movement”, while enhancing safety, promoting sustainability and minimizing environmental impacts.

Residents can view the plan at durham.ca/tmp and are invited to submit feedback through the contact information listed on the website.

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