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.

  • Road and Transit Evaluation Criteria Summary

    Thank you for your interest in the draft TMP evaluation criteria. The proposed evaluation criteria and metrics are summarized in the tables below. You can complete the surveys here:

    Road Project Evaluation Criteria Survey

    Transit Project Evaluation Criteria Survey

    You can view an FAQ on the evaluation criteria here.

    Transit Evaluation Criteria

    Metric(s)

    Ridership Growth
    (35 points)

    • Ridership growth: Number of additional riders who are expected to use the transit corridor in 2046 relative to today. This metric captures new riders due to population growth as well as ridership growth induced by the project.

    Service Improvement
    (25 points)

    • Service improvement for existing customers: Expected travel time savings and reliability improvements, accounting for existing ridership levels

    City Building Impacts

    (15 poins)

    • Equity: Number of riders using the project who live in a TMP priority neighbourhood
    • Natural systems: Project’s impact on key natural systems
    • Major destinations and economic development: Number of major destinations from the new Official Plan within walking distance of the corridor

    Cost
    (25 points)

    • Cost: Total estimated life-cycle cost of the project



    Roads Evaluation Criteria

    Metric(s)

    Mobility Needs
    (55 points)

    • Access to development: The role of the project in opening lands for development or improving access to new and growing areas.
    • Congestion reduction: The potential of the project to relieve congestion in areas where there is significant congestion.

    City Building Impacts
    (20 points)

    • GHG Emissions: Project’s expected impact with respect to induced demand and GHG emissions
    • Equity: Project’s positive or negative impacts on TMP Priority Neighbourhoods
    • Natural systems: Project’s impact on key natural systems
    • Support for place-making and healthy streets: Project’s impact on walkability, place-making and healthy streets
    • Support for transit: Project’s integration with transit infrastructure or contribution to transit travel time savings.

    Cost
    (25 points)

    • Cost: Total estimated life-cycle cost of the project
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