City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 26 Meeting?

To end this April’s worth of council meetings, there’s this new orientation session that will focus on getting around. What’s currently going on with the movement of people around the city? What are we doing to make your roads safer for everyone regardless of how they’re moving around? What’s in the works from Guelph Transit? You can’t say that all questions will be answered, but many of them will be. 

NOTE #1: Delegates will be able to appear at this meeting in-person or via tele-presense but you do have to register with the clerks office before 10 am on Friday April 21. You can also submit written delegations and correspondences for agenda items.

NOTE #2: In addition to meeting in-person, this meeting will also be live-streamed on the City of Guelph’s website here.

Transportation 101 – According to the report, “This orientation session will introduce Council and members of the public to the work under the Navigating our Future pillar of the strategic plan, including transportation planning and transportation engineering.” This orientation is going to cover a few different areas:

Transportation Master Plan – The TMP provides the direction to all transportation related work in the City till 2051, so this will be the broadest part of the presentation. The master plan focuses on the movement of people by all means across the city and sets targets for how we want to spread the total number of trips across all the various modes including walking, cycling, transit and the personal automobile. But more than the movement of people, the master plan also looks at the movement of goods in, out and around the city has a mater of helping to create economic development.

Vision Zero – This focuses around the development of road safety measures, and putting a dent in the nearly 10,000 collisions that happened in Guelph between 2017 and 2021. The plan takes a “Three E” approach to increasing traffic safety: Education, Engineering, and enforcement. That can mean traffic calming, red light or speed enforcement cameras, radar speed boards, and reduced speed limits.

Transportation Engineering Modernization – This portion of the presentation will tackle the ways that traffic engineering and parking services are using new technologies and better data collection to improve traffic movement through the city.

The Guelph Transit On Your Way Roadmap – We are presently in year two of the approved 10-year Guelph Transit Future Ready Action Plan. Transit staff will share the accomplishments from year one, what’s coming up in year two, some of the long-term route and schedule changes, the arrival of EV buses, the coming of digital signs later this year, and future upgrades coming to Guelph Central Station.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s