Ontario transportation ministry wants public’s advice before finalizing master plan

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Published August 23, 2021 at 11:56 am

One of the biggest issues facing residents and businesses in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) is traffic.

The Ministry of Transportation is currently coming up with a plan that will ensure the future transportation system will support the area until 2051 and is seeking public input.

The GGH encompasses the area from Durham, through Toronto, Peel, Halton, Hamilton and Niagara and it is one of the busiest traffic corridors in the world.

The new plan will help inform future decision making and guide infrastructure investments as well as provide direction to municipalities, transportation agencies and service providers as they do their planning.

According to the ministry, the plan will:

  • prepare our transportation system to serve an expanding economy and population as the GGH grows from 10 million to 14.9 million people over the next 30 years
  • prepare our transportation system to serve an expanding economy and population as the GGH grows from 9 million to 13.5 million people over the next 25 years
  • help us identify necessary actions to address mobility and congestion in the GGH
  • guide and support Ontario’s transportation investment decisions
  • help us coordinate strategic planning across the region for the next 30 years
  • help prepare for new technology and changes, like automated vehicles and mobility, as a service platform that could change the way we move around the region.

For more information about the planning process, or to share your feedback, visit the website.

 

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