Active Transportation Plan - Phase II

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FEEDBACK REPORT NOW AVAILABLE! (2021-05-18)

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 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.

Updated April 23, 2021


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.

How can you participate?

The project includes two community engagement stages. Feedback from both phases will be reviewed and considered as an input to the process, along with other considerations, including (but not limited to) budget, existing constraints (such as road rights-of way or natural corridors), national and international best practices and guidance, as well as other plans.

STAGE 1

During this first step of engagement, we want to hear about your experiences using active transportation in Moncton. Fill out the quick online survey and ‘drop a pin’ on the interactive map to share your feedback and ideas, to help the project team get started!

STAGE 2

The second stage of engagement, planned for later this year, will focus on validating with you the proposed plan recommendations that were developed based on all information factored in.

CHOOSE YOUR PREFERRED WAY TO PARTICIPATE:

1) Respond to the survey! It should only take about 5 minutes; all you need is a valid email address. The deadline to submit feedback is April 15 at noon. Click on the Survey tab below to get started.

NOTE: If you wish, you can also register as a participant in the Let's Chat Moncton public engagement portal (click on the button on the right). This will allow you to submit your feedback for this project, and others in the future. Registering is quick and easy - less than 2 minutes! (Just remember to include a space in your postal code.)

2) By clicking on the 'Interactive Map' tab below, you can identify locations that need improvements, or the routes that you like to travel... and there's no need to register.

3) If you have any specific questions or suggestions, you can add them in the Questions tab below, and a member of our project team will respond - either publicly or privately.

COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS

Face-to-face sessions were initially planned to consult residents on this topic. However, due to directives issued by the provincial government relating to social distancing, it was decided to postpone these and focus on online components for the time being. Thank you for your understanding and collaboration.


FEEDBACK REPORT NOW AVAILABLE! (2021-05-18)

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 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.

Updated April 23, 2021


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.

How can you participate?

The project includes two community engagement stages. Feedback from both phases will be reviewed and considered as an input to the process, along with other considerations, including (but not limited to) budget, existing constraints (such as road rights-of way or natural corridors), national and international best practices and guidance, as well as other plans.

STAGE 1

During this first step of engagement, we want to hear about your experiences using active transportation in Moncton. Fill out the quick online survey and ‘drop a pin’ on the interactive map to share your feedback and ideas, to help the project team get started!

STAGE 2

The second stage of engagement, planned for later this year, will focus on validating with you the proposed plan recommendations that were developed based on all information factored in.

CHOOSE YOUR PREFERRED WAY TO PARTICIPATE:

1) Respond to the survey! It should only take about 5 minutes; all you need is a valid email address. The deadline to submit feedback is April 15 at noon. Click on the Survey tab below to get started.

NOTE: If you wish, you can also register as a participant in the Let's Chat Moncton public engagement portal (click on the button on the right). This will allow you to submit your feedback for this project, and others in the future. Registering is quick and easy - less than 2 minutes! (Just remember to include a space in your postal code.)

2) By clicking on the 'Interactive Map' tab below, you can identify locations that need improvements, or the routes that you like to travel... and there's no need to register.

3) If you have any specific questions or suggestions, you can add them in the Questions tab below, and a member of our project team will respond - either publicly or privately.

COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS

Face-to-face sessions were initially planned to consult residents on this topic. However, due to directives issued by the provincial government relating to social distancing, it was decided to postpone these and focus on online components for the time being. Thank you for your understanding and collaboration.


Q&A

Thanks for your interest in the Active Transportation - Phase II project!

Feel free to submit your question(s)/comment(s) here; a response will be provided either publicly or privately.

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    While I understand that this plan aims to study the needs for Moncton proper, I find it odd that it does take into account the connections to adjacent communities, in particular Dieppe and Riverview. I feel this is very much the same approach that has lead to trails within the city being developed independently, with nothing connecting them together. Since Greater Moncton Area residents work and live across our three cities (and beyond), some basic urban planning should be done between the three municipalities to encourage AT use. Not taking into account the connections between across all three communities is akin to each city building their own roads, but not connecting them together at the city limits. In particular, I think of the lack of an AT trail connecting Humphrey/Lewisville Rd. to Paul St. (and beyond) in Dieppe, or the lack of sidewalks and trails connecting West Main St. with Salisbury Rd. and the causeway (I really hope this last one is remedied with the new bridge). While I understand that Moncton taxpayer dollars shouldn't go to building trails in Dieppe or Riverview, building trails to connect to Dieppe/Riverview seems like a win-win, no?

    Mario Gautreau asked 5 months ago

    Hello, 

    And thank you for sharing this perspective. Colleagues from Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview meet regularly; Active Transportation and trail connections are part of these ongoing discussions. Your message will be forwarded to that group, as well as the team assigned to this project for consideration when reviewing potential recommendations. 

    Kind regards,
    Nicole

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    Can a sidewalk be demolished and be transformed into a paved multi use trail of two direction ? Considering the limited space available around streets, a single 2 direction trail with cement blocks place in strategic areas for extra safety seems like a smart solution to create the extra space needed to build a safe trail system that would not affect street cars traffic.

    Pierre asked 5 months ago

    Hello, 

    And thank you for this suggestion. It will be included in report to the project team for consideration in locations where this approach may be ideal. 

    Kind regards,
    Nicole

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    I come from a larger city where they had many bike lanes. So I love the bike lanes in Moncton. And I ride on St. George Street and Edinburgh DR often. However riding here I have noticed that quite often I have to stay on the left side of the lane (closer to traffic) due to broken glass and other debris being in the lane. Drivers dislike this as it looks like I am not using the lane fully and have had a few comment to me via their windows as they drive by. Drivers don't understand that we can't ride where there is a concern for safety. Just like they do in other cities the bike lanes need to be swept on a regular basis to keep them free of glass etc for our cyclists' safety.

    Martin asked 5 months ago

    Hello, 

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. Building awareness for all road users is a key component of this project. Our Public Works department will also be advised of these locations for street sweeping. 

    Kind regards,
    Nicole

Page last updated: 18 May 2021, 14:00