The Integrated Transportation Master Plan (ITMP) guides how the County manages and invests in its transportation network, and provides a framework for identifying appropriate funding sources, such as capital budgets.
Strathcona County’s vision is to become Canada’s most liveable community. An effective and accessible transportation network is an integral component that promotes a safe, healthy community and strong economy.
The County’s transportation network is comprised of the roads, sidewalks, trails and transit, connecting thousands of people and products to and from their destinations.
2022 ITMP update
The ITMP is a long-range planning tool requiring updates to align with planning and growth. The 2022 update was informed by public and stakeholder input along with technical and engineering studies, and coordination with County and regional planning.
The ITMP update was approved by Council on November 29, 2022. The update supports recommended changes in regional and County growth and planning since the ITMP was last updated in 2012.
The update has identified and confirmed five priorities. It also includes implementation strategies and recommendations for each priority.
A safe transportation network for all users is fundamental to the well-being of the community.
- Safe transportation for all regardless of means of travel
- Safety planning should be a priority both in policy and transportation design
- Work with industry partners to improve safety of rail interaction
A healthy community requires connections between the places you work, play and live.
- Collaborate with key stakeholders and regional partners to support regional projects and connect employment and activity areas
- Connect transit and active transportation to the transportation network throughout the County
- Enhance connections to, from and within the Rural Service Area
The County’s transportation network will be accessible to all.
- Provide accessible and integrated transit and active transportation infrastructure
- Review design standards to address future multi-modal needs
- Explore transportation innovations and partnerships for alternative mobility services
An efficient transportation system contributes to the well-being of our economy, ecosystem and residents.
- Invest in alternative transportation options from single-occupancy motor vehicles
- Support innovations in transportation technology
- Continue to improve transit options and follow the guidelines within the Transit Master Plan
- Support transportation options that reduce negative impacts on the environment
Transportation investment will support industry and economic growth.
- Prioritize key goods movement corridors (Truck routes, highways, oversized load routes) for investment
- Maintain partnerships and collaboration with industry and regional partners
- Ensure new development supports the County’s transportation priorities
Phase 1 engagement: residents and stakeholders explored the values to include in the ITMP. They identified existing and future transportation issues and suggested where the County should invest in transportation.
Phase 2 engagement: residents and stakeholders confirmed support for five priorities identified as pillars of the ITMP: Safety, Connectivity, Accessibility, Efficiency, and Economy. These priorities reflect the community values as well as the County’s Strategic Goals.
Beyond the 25-year horizon, with continued growth, significant improvements will be required on major highway interchanges and high-volume intersections; and rail crossing delays are anticipated to increase.
Alignment with County and regional plans
The 2022 update aligns with and considers other County and regional planning documents, including:
- Municipal Development Plan
- Strategic Plan
- Edmonton Metropolitan Region’s Integrated Regional Transportation Master Plan
- Transit Master Plan
- Environmental Framework
Transportation Engineering and Operations