Transportation Master Plan: 2050

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Introduction

Transportation Master Plan: 2050 will provide the long-term vision for transportation in Winnipeg, and the methods and means to move our city and people into the future. Through a combination of technical research, data analysis, and public and stakeholder engagement, TMP2050 will help ensure our transportation system supports quality of life and economic vitality for years to come.


Background

The City of Winnipeg Charter requires that its municipal development plan be reviewed and re-adopted/replaced every five years. City Council is responsible for approving the plan, referred to OurWinnipeg, along with its subsidiary plans, policies, strategies, guidelines, programs, and

Introduction

Transportation Master Plan: 2050 will provide the long-term vision for transportation in Winnipeg, and the methods and means to move our city and people into the future. Through a combination of technical research, data analysis, and public and stakeholder engagement, TMP2050 will help ensure our transportation system supports quality of life and economic vitality for years to come.


Background

The City of Winnipeg Charter requires that its municipal development plan be reviewed and re-adopted/replaced every five years. City Council is responsible for approving the plan, referred to OurWinnipeg, along with its subsidiary plans, policies, strategies, guidelines, programs, and actions.

The Transportation Master Plan (last updated in 2011) is one of these subsidiary plans. We are currently in the process of reviewing and updating it, and are undertaking a largescale, multi-component study that involves in-depth, evidence-based research and analysis, as well as extensive public and stakeholder engagement.

Transportation Master Plan: 2050 (TMP2050) will provide the long-term vision for transportation in Winnipeg, and the framework to move our city and people into the future. Through a combination of technical research, data analysis, and public and stakeholder engagement, TMP2050 will help ensure our transportation system supports quality of life and economic vitality for years to come.

The TMP2050 study will result in an action plan that includes recommendations on challenges and opportunities relating to existing and future: infrastructure; public rights-of-way; public services such as transit, parking, and traffic management; rules and regulations; and human behaviours.

The study will focus on eight areas we know are important to Winnipeggers:

  1. Transportation and land-use: Reinforce the critical link between transportation and land use, and ensure the continued alignment of various City planning documents.
  2. Environmental sustainability: Facilitate an understanding of the impact of the current transportation network on the ecosystem (land, water and air) and advance low carbon pathway mobility options such as walking, cycling, transit, rideshare, carpool, and electric vehicles as described in the Winnipeg Climate Action Plan.
  3. Equity & inclusiveness: Apply an equity lens to address potential systemic barriers and inequities in transportation for vulnerable and under-served populations (i.e. – elderly, single parents, low-income families and users of mobility devices). Maximize accessibility and mobility on multi-modes for all users regardless of age, ability or income.
  4. Economic development: Support development or redevelopment of major node areas with emphasis on efficient goods transportation for business and industry.
  5. Strategic approach: Establish a framework with realistic and quantitative planning objectives for emerging technologies and business models such as the electrification of transportation, automated vehicles, shared mobility, and mobility services on demand.
  6. Mode choice: Identify barriers to use and strategies to increase walking, cycling, transit, ridesharing and carpooling in an effort to reduce high levels of single-occupant automobile use.
  7. Transportation demand: Identify a range of Transportation Demand Management (TDM) tools that include but are not limited to use of new transportation technologies, land development review and approvals, user pricing, and program incentives.
  8. Transportation supply: Identify means to maximize multi-modal capacity of current infrastructure and improve level of service. The goal Is not about reducing travel times, rather about making sure that as many people as possible have freedom of mobility and can get to work, medical appointments, shopping, school, recreational and other activities safely and effectively.

To gather both anecdotal and technical information on these focus areas, the City of Winnipeg (City) is conducting a series of component studies that form the overarching TMP2050.

Goods Movement
Focus specifically on how goods move within and through our city, whether by truck, rail, delivery vehicle or other means. Develop detailed database of urban goods movement within Winnipeg and the surrounding region. Facilitate modelling scenarios including within the downtown, the overall city and the surrounding region.

Regional Transportation
Look at how the transportation network is impacted by a recent influx of daily traffic from outside the Perimeter. Develop scenarios about current and future impacts of commuting on the city’s transportation system, including potential for mode split. Facilitate an understanding of regional land use planning and transportation system planning.

Emerging Technologies & Future of Transportation
Look at how technology is changing how people move around cities, and what role that could play in future planning. Investigate and explain developments and trends with autonomous vehicles, inter-vehicular communication, ride sharing, park and ride systems, active transportation, intelligent transportation systems, and electric vehicles. Detail potential impacts of technology, scenarios and opportunities for Winnipeg’s future transportation system.

Active Transportation
Review and analyze progress made on walking and cycling objectives since the implementation of the 2015 Pedestrian and Cycling Strategy. Update the PCS and make recommendations to the active transportation component as part of the overall Transportation Master Plan.

Non-capital Intensive Transportation Options
Undertake a detailed analysis of traffic demand management and operations, including: parking; transit planning and operations; ride sharing; vehicles for hire; goods delivery and management; and active transportation. Strategize short-term projects that could improve the transportation network without significant capital investment.

Each of these component studies will result in its own final report (with recommendations); these reports will each form a chapter of the final TMP2050 plan document. That document will ultimately address six strategic priorities set forth in OurWinnipeg (2011):

As OurWinnipeg is currently undergoing an update, its evolving nature will require an agile approach to alignment from the TMP2050 team. The eventual TMP2050 plan will also integrate with the Winnipeg Transit Master Plan and Road Safety Strategic Action Plan, will support the principles of the City's Climate Action Plan and Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies, and will serve as a 30-year blueprint to guide future investment in Winnipeg’s transportation network.

  • November 10, 2020 – Update

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    10 Nov 2020

    We want you to help us shape the future of Winnipeg’s transportation network!

    Public engagement on Transportation Master Plan 2050 (TMP2050) is now underway.

    Our public engagement goals for this project are to:

    • Gather Winnipeggers’ opinions, perceptions, experiences and desires for the City’s transportation network.
    • Use this information to help identify the current state and future goals of transportation in Winnipeg.
    • Communicate how public input was used to help shape TMP2050.
    • Help Winnipeggers understand the resulting strategies within TMP2050. Ensure Winnipeggers recognize the need to balance the needs of many types of road users.

    In Phase 1, we want to share how OurWinnipeg and the Climate Action Plan set the direction for transportation planning, and what other City strategies and policies have told us so far. We also want to learn more about how Winnipeggers use the transportation network and what they value to understand how transportation could support a better quality of life for residents.

    We’re asking Winnipeggers to provide input across a number of platforms. Engagement opportunities include:

    Moving into the future, Winnipeg over the next 30-years: Panel and workshop
    Online Zoom event
    Tuesday, November 24, 2020
    6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

    Where are we going? Hear thoughts on the past, present and future of transportation in Winnipeg from a variety of perspectives. Together, we will reflect on how transportation can support a better quality of life for all Winnipeggers and then begin a discussion with participants about how we can move our city forward.
    Panelists:
    Tyler Markowsky, City Economist, City of Winnipeg
    Ryan Patrick, Transportation Management Centre, City of Winnipeg
    Orly Linovski, Assistant Professor, Department of City Planning , University of Manitoba
    Rebecca Peterniak, Community Traffic Engineer, City of Winnipeg
    Bruce Mori,Transportation Planner, IBI Group
    Watch the event recording now

    Moving into the future, Winnipeg over the next 30-years: Discussion event
    Online Zoom event
    Wednesday, December 2, 2020
    6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

    Can’t make it to the virtual event on November 24? Have more to say after attending? Join us for another discussion. Participants will be provided with a digital video recording of the panel discussion to review ahead of this event. We will then welcome participants online for an in-depth discussion reflecting on how transportation can support a better quality of life for all Winnipeggers and how we can move our city forward.
    Register now

    Online survey
    November 10 through December 11, 2020
    Visit the survey tab to share your feedback. How do you move around Winnipeg and why? We want to hear more about what you value and why you move the way you do.

    Online mapping tool
    November 10 through December 11, 2020
    Visit the maps tab to share the locations of barriers you face when moving through Winnipeg.

    Social media visioning
    November 10 through December 11, 2020
    Share your vision for Winnipeg’s transportation network on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using words, photography, drawing, video or anything other means you come up with and use the hashtags #tmp2050 and #gettherewpg.

    Discussion Kit
    Submissions welcome through December 11, 2020
    With in-person discussions limited by COVID-19 we’re inviting Winnipeggers to host small-group discussions with your friends, family, colleagues, or community group using the discussion kit. Available until December 11, 2020. Submit your completed discussion guide to tmp2050@winnipeg.ca.
    Download now

  • October 27, 2020

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    27 Oct 2020

    Neighbourhood Advisory Group applications are now closed. We received more than 120 applications from all over Winnipeg. We will reach out to applicants directly with more information about the upcoming meetings. Thank you for your enthusiastic response and willingness to participate in the advisory groups to discuss neighbourhood transportation themes.

    The first round of Neighbourhood Advisory Group meetings will occur November 2-10, 2020. We look forward to meeting with representatives from all over the City.

  • October 14, 2020

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    13 Oct 2020

    Phase 1 engagement will begin in November. But, before we start, we’re reaching out to stakeholders and neighborhoods to form advisory groups that will give us critical insight into transportation from specific perspectives.

    As TMP2050 moves forward, we’ll make important decisions that affect both Winnipeg as a whole and specific neighbourhoods. And we want to ensure that each area of the city is heard and kept informed. That’s where you come in - Apply to join one of our five neighborhood advisory groups!

    Visit the application form tab to apply.