Transportation Master Plan Update

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Logo for the Transportation Master Plan Update shows a circle with the cardinal arrows (east, west, north, south) and graphic representations of different modes of transportation: walking, cycling, light rail, car and bus.

Moving in the right direction

Ottawa has grown into a city of one million residents. Over the next 25 years, that number is expected to grow to more than 1.4 million. With that kind of growth, we need to revisit how people, vehicles and goods move through our city.

As we set the vision for our updated Transportation Master Plan, we have important decisions to make as individuals and as a city. While some might be easy, others will require more thought. We need to have thoughtful and meaningful discussions to ensure Ottawa becomes the most liveable mid-sized city in North America.

Transportation decisions affect all of Ottawa’s residents and businesses. No matter if you walk, drive, cycle, bus, take the light rail transit or scoot, whether you ship products or have them delivered, or whether you own or share a car, how people and goods move through the city affects you. All the choices we make moving forward will require some give and take. Tell us what’s important to you and how our transportation system can move us in the right direction for decades to come.

Stay involved!

Sign up for updates on the many upcoming opportunities for public and stakeholder engagement at each phase of the master plan update.

Moving in the right direction

Ottawa has grown into a city of one million residents. Over the next 25 years, that number is expected to grow to more than 1.4 million. With that kind of growth, we need to revisit how people, vehicles and goods move through our city.

As we set the vision for our updated Transportation Master Plan, we have important decisions to make as individuals and as a city. While some might be easy, others will require more thought. We need to have thoughtful and meaningful discussions to ensure Ottawa becomes the most liveable mid-sized city in North America.

Transportation decisions affect all of Ottawa’s residents and businesses. No matter if you walk, drive, cycle, bus, take the light rail transit or scoot, whether you ship products or have them delivered, or whether you own or share a car, how people and goods move through the city affects you. All the choices we make moving forward will require some give and take. Tell us what’s important to you and how our transportation system can move us in the right direction for decades to come.

Stay involved!

Sign up for updates on the many upcoming opportunities for public and stakeholder engagement at each phase of the master plan update.

  • Welcome to Phase 2 of the Transportation Master Plan (TMP) Update. 

    We know the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the City's transportation system. It has affected how, when, and where people travel. Transit ridership, vehicle traffic, and walking and cycling trips have all fluctuated over the course of the pandemic, and things are still in a state of change. 

    While we continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19, we are moving forward with planning for Ottawa's transportation future based on the information available, and in consultation with stakeholders, other levels of government, elected officials, and importantly, you!

    For this phase of engagement, we invite you to provide input on three main topics:

    1. the Active Transportation (AT) Plan;

    2. new technologies that are changing the way we move around the city; and 

    3. what a fairer transportation system looks like. 

    This questionnaire should take about 10-20 minutes to complete. If you have already registered, you can start now. If not, registration is quick and your personal information will not be shared.

    The closing date for this Questionnaire is October 23, 2020. Once you complete this questionnaire, we encourage you to also complete a second questionnaire with mapping activity being conducted for the Active Transportation Plan.

    Your feedback is important. Thank you for your participation!

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    Ottawa – Moving in the Right Direction

    Welcome to the first online questionnaire for the Transportation Master Plan Update. We’re looking for your opinions on the future of transportation in Ottawa.

    The City’s new Official Plan’s vision is that Ottawa become “the most liveable mid-sized city in North America.” Good transportation planning leads to better cities and villages, so the decisions we make about Ottawa’s future transportation are key to achieving that vision.

    When you complete the questions below, please keep in mind that we’re looking for information about the “Ottawa of tomorrow” – from now to 2046 and beyond. If you have comments related to today’s transit service, you can submit them online on OC Transpo’s Customer Feedback form. For other concerns related to City services and programs, please contact 3-1-1 so they can be addressed by the proper department at the City.

    The questionnaire should take about 5-10 minutes to complete and is open until January 24, 2020. Your responses will be confidential, and your personal information will not be shared.

    Thanks for your participation!

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