Active Transportation Master Plan

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The City of Fernie is creating an Active transportation Master Plan (ATMP) that addresses the city-wide multi-modal transportation needs for the next generation. The ATMP will function as a long-range strategic plan that guides transportation and investment. The plan will define the role and function of the transportation system in Fernie, and guide the City in designing and implementing an improved multi-modal transportation network over the next 25 years. Ensuring a robust transportation network that safely and comfortably incorporates all modes will be important to the City's continued economic growth, livability, and success.

The plan will prioritize and encourage walking as the first choice for short trips, as well as cycling/wheeled access to schools, local businesses, recreation facilities, and employment centres while also accommodating growth in vehicle traffic as required for economic sustainability and community development patterns. The plan will establish simplified street classification, provide guidance on complete street design, and incorporate information about road speeds and safety to enhance neighbourhood environments and minimize conflicts between street users.

The key benefits of the completed plan will include more desirable and varied transportation options for the public, a transportation system that is sustainable over time, and the provisioning of mobility options that will benefit both the health of citizens and the natural environment.

The project is currently entering Phase 2 of engagement, where we will gauge community support for a pedestrian, rolling, and cycling network comprised of separated and shared routes, suggested changes to road cross-sections, possible improvements to rail crossings, and overall public sentiment regarding future improvements to the Highway 3 corridor (MOTI responsibility).

The final plan will be the City's overall vision for the future. Implementation will be staged based on assessed need, funding availability, and overall support.

Please complete the survey below to have your say. Let's Talk Fernie!

The City of Fernie is creating an Active transportation Master Plan (ATMP) that addresses the city-wide multi-modal transportation needs for the next generation. The ATMP will function as a long-range strategic plan that guides transportation and investment. The plan will define the role and function of the transportation system in Fernie, and guide the City in designing and implementing an improved multi-modal transportation network over the next 25 years. Ensuring a robust transportation network that safely and comfortably incorporates all modes will be important to the City's continued economic growth, livability, and success.

The plan will prioritize and encourage walking as the first choice for short trips, as well as cycling/wheeled access to schools, local businesses, recreation facilities, and employment centres while also accommodating growth in vehicle traffic as required for economic sustainability and community development patterns. The plan will establish simplified street classification, provide guidance on complete street design, and incorporate information about road speeds and safety to enhance neighbourhood environments and minimize conflicts between street users.

The key benefits of the completed plan will include more desirable and varied transportation options for the public, a transportation system that is sustainable over time, and the provisioning of mobility options that will benefit both the health of citizens and the natural environment.

The project is currently entering Phase 2 of engagement, where we will gauge community support for a pedestrian, rolling, and cycling network comprised of separated and shared routes, suggested changes to road cross-sections, possible improvements to rail crossings, and overall public sentiment regarding future improvements to the Highway 3 corridor (MOTI responsibility).

The final plan will be the City's overall vision for the future. Implementation will be staged based on assessed need, funding availability, and overall support.

Please complete the survey below to have your say. Let's Talk Fernie!

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Phase 1 of engagement of the Active Transportation Planning (ATMP) project highlighted Fernie residents’ interest in an active transportation network that connects the entire community safely and in a manner that promotes a variety of ways to get around – from walking and rolling to using mobility supports, and everything in between.

    Phase 2 presents the current network, identifies gaps and challenges, and proposes options, including projected costs. Now's your chance to have another say on pedestrian corridors, rolling & cycling routes, and connectivity, accessibility, safety, railway crossings, and highway corridor considerations.

    The survey will be open until May 3rd and will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. The results of this survey will inform the ATMP final report to Council.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    This survey is now closed. If you have additional questions or concerns, please email letstalk@fernie.ca. Thank you to everyone who took the time to share your feedback and concerns.

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