Strategic Transportation Networks

If the Capital Region is to function effectively as more than the sum of its parts, it will be largely due to the manner in which the provision of services and infrastructure are addressed on a regional scale. Addressing transportation as a comprehensive, integrated network is fundamental as is the pursuit of service-sharing agreements to promote an expanded range of services while ensuring the efficient use of resources.

OUR WAY

Now released: Securing Our Future: An Action Plan for Manitoba’s Capital Region

Securing Our Future: An Action Plan for Manitoba’s Capital Region is a long-term regional action plan for coordinated planning, strategic infrastructure investment, service sharing and economic growth to achieve our vision of a competitive, connected and resilient Manitoba Capital Region now and for our future.

See Securing Our Future: Strategic Transportation Networks

Achieving Our Goals 

  • We manage data and model transportation demand to evaluate options and explore the impacts of development choices. 
  • We have a well-planned, well-connected transportation network that increases choice, encourages modal shift, access to employment, and healthy lifestyles. 
  • We have transportation infrastructure that supports economic growth in centres and along corridors. 

OUR REGION

 

The Capital Region Transportation Governance Report

Anyone who has taken a risk to merge into highway-speed traffic, or sat idling amid a sea of brake lights on city streets, knows the frustration of the “rush hour” jam as the Capital Region’s major arteries and corridors get hit with what is perfectly predictable traffic volume. Now imagine almost 1/3rd more vehicles on those same roads. That is the picture of the Capital Region within 20 years, when the population here is expected to top 1 million residents.

The Capital Region has an opportunity to meet the demands of a growing populating and ensure that infrastructure investment grows the economy, advances trade, makes active transportation and mass transit a practical choice, benefits the environment and improves the quality of life for all Capital Region residents. 

The Capital Region Transportation Governance Report is intended to serve as a planning and coordination model for the 18 municipalities and the Province of Manitoba toward the establishment of a Capital Region Transportation system. Such a model would allow the region to think and act collaboratively, and target infrastructure investment strategically. 

moving people to jobs and goods to market by rail, air, road or marine in a way that is efficient and safe

Click here to read full report.

The FCM Multi-Modal Feasibility Study

By the year 2035, the population within the Manitoba Capital Region is projected to grow to one million people. While growth can be a positive indicator of a region’s health, it can put added pressure on government resources and its infrastructure investment in communities. In today’s environment, there is increased understanding that we must reduce the volume of single occupancy vehicles and their role as the primary mode of transportation. This is particularly important for regular commuter trips. Achieving these outcomes can provide relied for public resources and result in broad social, economic, and environmental benefits. 

It is a natural next step for us to replace a saturated means of transport with another way to make transportation systems in the Capital Region less congested as we continue to grow in population. 

Click here to read full report on how we intend to shift mode in the Capital Region.  ***include .pdf of full report once completed (not yet done so does not exist in folder)

 

GOOD WORKS

Calgary Region: On-It by the Calgary Region Partnership

“The Calgary Regional Partnership has developed a forward thinking solution. On-It will connect walkways and bike paths with bus routes and transit hubs, so those 3 million people can choose how they want to get to where they need to go.”

Get the whole story here: http://onitregionaltransit.ca Picture in connecting-images

Manitoba Capital Region: 

One way to reduce impact on the environment is to engage in active transportation which is any forma of human-powered transportation. Walking or biking in combination with another mode of transport, usually public transportation, not only reduces the collective carbon footprint mitigating overall greenhouse gas production, but allows commuters a safe, convenient, and accessible mode of transport to get to their destination. 

Last year in May 2016, the City of Winnipeg approved a $6 million active transportation plan. This plan will create more paths, sidewalks and corridors in the next 20 years to help accommodate those residents wishing to use them for commuting or recreation. 

To read the full story, please visit: http://bit.ly/2jMzLzE