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 on complete street design, and incorporate information about the 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 ATMP will address immediate and long term multi-modal transportation needs, including project prioritization that is based on factors such as expected need, sustainability, cost estimates, and community input. It will incorporate emerging trends in transit, vehicle and goods movement, pedestrians, cyclists, emergency services, and parking.

The project is currently entering Phase 1 of engagement, where we will validate the vision, goals, and objectives from previous engagements with the community, and dive into understanding the current condition of transportation from the lens of its users - that's you! 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 on complete street design, and incorporate information about the 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 ATMP will address immediate and long term multi-modal transportation needs, including project prioritization that is based on factors such as expected need, sustainability, cost estimates, and community input. It will incorporate emerging trends in transit, vehicle and goods movement, pedestrians, cyclists, emergency services, and parking.

The project is currently entering Phase 1 of engagement, where we will validate the vision, goals, and objectives from previous engagements with the community, and dive into understanding the current condition of transportation from the lens of its users - that's you! Please complete the survey below to have your say. Let's Talk Fernie!