How do you get around Guelph? How can you get around Guelph better? What do we need to do to have better roads, bike paths, walking trails, and transit routes? All these questions, and many more, are looking for answers by the City of Guelph, and they’re asking for your feedback for the Transportation Master Plan.
“Our transportation network is what makes Guelph run. We want to hear from the community about what’s working well, what could be improved, and how we can make it easier for you to get where you’re going,” said Kealy Dedman, general manager of Engineering and Transportation Services, in a media release.
“One of the themes highlighted in our Community Plan is ‘we move around freely,’ and we believe our Transportation Master Plan will help us achieve this vision,” she added.
The outline and goals of the Transportation Master Plan is available here. If you’d like to take part and offer your own feedback, you can visit the City of Guelph website here, or, if you’d like to offer your feedback in person, the City will have a presence at the Zero Waste Festival at the Victoria Road Recreation Centre this Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. The City says they’ll have further community engagement sessions in the weeks to come, and will announce them via Twitter and Facebook.
The Transportation Master Plan will be brought to city council for consideration sometime in the summer of 2020.
In the meantime, f you’re interested in how different forms of transportation intersect, Guelph Transit is running demonstration sessions on how to use the bike racks on the buses properly. The next one is on August 22 at 2:30 pm on platform #9 at Guelph Central Station, and then there are two in front of the University Centre during Back to School week on September 3 at 8:30 am, and September 5 at 2:30 pm respectively.