Active Transportation Plan - Phase II

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Introduction

Moncton’s current Active Transportation Plan, which was adopted in 2003, is now complete and many of its recommendations have been implemented over the past 15 years or so.

The Active Transportation Plan - Phase II project will look at the City as a whole to review and assess the situation specifically for pedestrians and cyclists, then propose recommendations to improve access, comfort, and safety.

Definition

Active Transportation (AT) includes any form of mostly human-powered transportation, such as walking, cycling, rolling (wheelchair, rollerblading, scootering, skateboarding), or using a mobility device.

Phase II will focus on everyday AT trips, such as walking to school, cycling to work, walking the dog, accessing public transit, and running errands, all without using a car.

Why do we need an AT Plan?

This plan will have a long-term impact for Moncton residents, as it will guide municipal employees on the planning, design, and implementation of active transportation infrastructure over the next 20+ years.

This includes:

  • where sidewalks go, how wide they are, and how they are maintained;
  • where cycling facilities go, what kind of facility (physically separated, bike lane, or mixed traffic), and how they are maintained;
  • where trails go, what the surface material is, how they are maintained;
  • how to design connections between sidewalks/trails and across roadways at crossings and intersections;
  • what programs and policies are needed to support everyday active transportation.

This plan will study the needs for Moncton proper, but does take into account the connections to adjacent communities, in particular Dieppe and Riverview.

To be clear, the plan will consider how people access public transit through active transportation, but will not explore Codiac Transpo’s operations (such as where routes go and how frequently they run).

Why should you care about the AT Plan?

This Plan will recommend a complete network of active transportation amenities that will provide all residents of Moncton with a convenient, safe, and healthy way to get around the City without requiring the use of a personal vehicle.

The Plan will also recommend improvements to achieve this vision; it aligns with the PlanMoncton Municipal Plan by providing mobility options to – and along – the City’s mixed-use centres and corridors, and highlights the connection between land use and transportation.

Future studies will be carried out on specific road corridors to consider how to implement the plan recommendations.

Introduction

Moncton’s current Active Transportation Plan, which was adopted in 2003, is now complete and many of its recommendations have been implemented over the past 15 years or so.

The Active Transportation Plan - Phase II project will look at the City as a whole to review and assess the situation specifically for pedestrians and cyclists, then propose recommendations to improve access, comfort, and safety.

Definition

Active Transportation (AT) includes any form of mostly human-powered transportation, such as walking, cycling, rolling (wheelchair, rollerblading, scootering, skateboarding), or using a mobility device.

Phase II will focus on everyday AT trips, such as walking to school, cycling to work, walking the dog, accessing public transit, and running errands, all without using a car.

Why do we need an AT Plan?

This plan will have a long-term impact for Moncton residents, as it will guide municipal employees on the planning, design, and implementation of active transportation infrastructure over the next 20+ years.

This includes:

  • where sidewalks go, how wide they are, and how they are maintained;
  • where cycling facilities go, what kind of facility (physically separated, bike lane, or mixed traffic), and how they are maintained;
  • where trails go, what the surface material is, how they are maintained;
  • how to design connections between sidewalks/trails and across roadways at crossings and intersections;
  • what programs and policies are needed to support everyday active transportation.

This plan will study the needs for Moncton proper, but does take into account the connections to adjacent communities, in particular Dieppe and Riverview.

To be clear, the plan will consider how people access public transit through active transportation, but will not explore Codiac Transpo’s operations (such as where routes go and how frequently they run).

Why should you care about the AT Plan?

This Plan will recommend a complete network of active transportation amenities that will provide all residents of Moncton with a convenient, safe, and healthy way to get around the City without requiring the use of a personal vehicle.

The Plan will also recommend improvements to achieve this vision; it aligns with the PlanMoncton Municipal Plan by providing mobility options to – and along – the City’s mixed-use centres and corridors, and highlights the connection between land use and transportation.

Future studies will be carried out on specific road corridors to consider how to implement the plan recommendations.

  • Feedback Report Now Available - Phase 2

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    The results are in! Check out the 'More info' section to the right to find the full report, which includes all comments (verbatim, i.e. as submitted) by respondents.

  • Launch of Validation Survey

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    This project has been in progress since fall 2020. To date, the consultant has identified gaps in the network and evaluated the existing network in light of current design practice. The consultant has now developed a draft active transportation network for the city. The first round of public engagement occurred in Winter 2021, and we heard about your experiences using active transportation in Moncton, which informed the draft active transportation network.

    This round of public engagement is focused on getting your feedback on the draft active transportation network and other recommendations. Your feedback will be used to refine the network. Once the network is finalized, priorities will be established over a 10 to 15 year time frame. The prioritization stage will take into consideration planned capital works projects and other city policies. We will also make recommendations on other city policies, such as winter maintenance of active transportation facilities.

    Check out the 'More info' section to the right to find the proposed cycling and sidewalk network.

  • Feedback report now available - Phase 1

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    The results are in! Check out the 'More Info' section to the right to find:

    • the summary report (25+ pages) for highlights on the feedback received on this initiative;
    • the full report (80+ pages), which includes all comments (verbatim, i.e. as submitted) by respondents.

    Stay tuned for round 2 of consultations that will focus on getting your input on proposed recommendations and network improvements.

  • Thank you for your feedback - Phase 1

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    Thank you to the hundreds of citizens who shared their input for the development of the Active Transportation Plan – Phase 2!

    • 3,500+ site visits
    • 600+ survey responses
    • 400+ pins dropped on the map
    • 30+ pages of comments

    The Project Team is now reviewing all the data and feedback; a summary report will be published in the coming weeks.

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