Public engagement begins on County’s transportation network

April 20, 2021

Public engagement begins on County’s transportation network

Recommendations on rural roads master plan also available

Strathcona County has launched phase one of a review of its transportation network: the roads, sidewalks, trails and transit that connect thousands of people and products, to and from their destinations, safely and efficiently, whether driving, walking or cycling.

Residents and businesses are invited to share their thoughts and insights on how Strathcona County’s transportation system can evolve over the next 30 years, to best support a safe, healthy community and strong economy.  

Feedback will inform an update of the 2012 Integrated Transportation Master Plan (ITMP), which guides how the County manages and invests in transportation.

This first phase of public engagement focuses on developing a broad vision for transportation in the community and understanding how transportation relates to Strathcona County’s strategic goals and community priorities. Further engagement will focus on community support for specific initiatives. Input will be gathered through all phases of the update. Along with resident input, engineering data and alignment with other County and regional planning documents will be considered in the development of the final ITMP.

Input from previous community planning and transportation projects will also inform the update. This includes recent input collected from rural residents during the Sustainable Rural Roads Master Plan (SRRMP) engagement in 2019.

Have your say in how our transportation network connects Strathcona County

Join the online discussion boards and explore each of the six themes, from Tuesday, April 20, 2021 to Tuesday, May 4, 2021: 

  • Transportation and strong communities
  • Transportation and economic development
  • Transportation and accessibility
  • Transportation and the environment
  • Transportation and a healthy and active Community
  • Transportation and safety

More information: strathcona.ca/itmp

Rural residents can also review and provide feedback on preliminary recommendations on the rural roads master plan, which guides how the County’s 1,300 km of rural roads are maintained, rehabilitated and improved. Visit strathcona.ca/srrmp

Sign up to be a member of the Strathcona County Online Opinion Panel (SCOOP) to participate in the online discussion panels. Details: strathcona.ca/scoop

 

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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595