Multi-Modal Transportation Plan
Phase 1 - Throughout Phase 1 of the Multi-Modal Transporation Plan there were a number of engagement activities designed to gather input from a broad range of residents and visitors - such as Sustainable Transportation Advisory Group Meetings, Pop-Up Engagement Labs, a Community Workshop, Plan-a-palooza, a Resort Representatives Meeting, and an online survey. Results from the findings events in Phase 1 are posted below:
The District of Tofino is undertaking a Multi-Modal Transportation Plan to help deal with current transportation challenges and shape the future of transportation in Tofino. A Multi-Modal Transportation Plan is a process to improve the various modes of transportation including walking, cycling, transit, motor vehicles, and the connections between modes.
Transportation decisions affect our community’s health, environment, and economy. The Multi-Modal Transportation Plan will identify opportunities for the District to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and work towards a more sustainable transportation system that reduces parking and traffic congestion and encourages locals and visitors to choose active modes of transportation.
Transportation plays a key role in our daily lives and has real implications on our quality of life. Having more choice when it comes to transportation in Tofino will help to enhance our existing transportation network, making how you get around more convenient, efficient, and safe.
In 2018, the District received a grant from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to develop a Multi-Modal Transportation Plan to support the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Tofino. The reduction of GHG’s is a goal in many or the District’s foundational plans including Vision 2 Action (ICSP), the Official Community Plan, and the Community Energy Plan. GHG reduction is also supported in the Parks and Recreation Master Plan, the Cycling Network Plan and existing District initiatives such as the free summer transit and the multi-us-path (MUP) expansion.
Currently, Tofino’s the transportation sector is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Tofino. In fact, Tofino’s Community Energy Plan (2010) found that 71% of all community-wide GHG emissions came from on-road transportation. Transportation-related GHG emissions can be reduced by enabling and encouraging both residents and visitors to shift from private automobiles to sustainable modes of transportation, such as walking, cycling, and transit.
The Multi-Modal Transportation Plan will be developed over the next 9-months and involve a variety of opportunities for residents and visitors to participate and provide input.
The final Multi-Modal Transportation Plan will outline opportunities to enhance Tofino’s vibrant nature through transportation over the next 20 years, including the creation of a 5-year tactical plan and the identification of short-term actions and ‘quick wins’ that can be implemented over the next 1 to 3 years.
The District needs your input to help make our community a more walkable, bikeable, transit friendly, sustainable, forward thinking and dynamic place to be. There will be a variety of opportunities to provide feedback and make suggestions as the Multi-Modal Transportation Plan is developed.
Thank you to everyone who took the MMTP survey this fall. We received over 340 responses with lots of feedback. The District hosted a community workshop on Nov. 7th where over 30 participants reviewed the survey results, delved deeper into transportation topics and began to form guiding principles. The slides from the presentation are available below.
You’re encouraged to stay connected for updates on this exciting project. Details on upcoming events, open houses, surveys, feedback opportunities and important project milestones will be highlighted as they are announced. We look forward to more events in the New Year.
For more information, please contact:
Aaron Rodgers, Manager of Community Sustainability
(T) 250-725-3229 ext. 701