How We Go - Transportation Master Plan

The Transportation Master Plan is a comprehensive strategic planning document that defines policies, programs, and infrastructure improvements required to address transportation and growth needs from today through to 2041.

The plan will address needs for all travel modes, including walking, cycling, transit, automobiles, and goods movement.


Niagara region is forecasted to grow from 442,800 people and 185,500 jobs in 2011 to 610,000 people and 265,000 jobs by the year 2041. Emerging issues, such as health, climate change and an aging population are affecting the way we travel.

A plan is needed to ensure that this growth is accommodated in a sustainable way, and that transportation decisions foster economic prosperity.

Project Overview and Timeline

Transportation Master Plan Study Stages

Study stages

The study stages flow chart shows the stages of the Transportation Master Plan Study and where we currently are in the process.

Stage 1: Establish Vision and Context took place in Fall 2015 / Winter 2016 and has been completed

Stage 2: Identify the Opportunities stage took place in Spring / Summer 2016 has been completed

Stage 3: Develop Supporting Strategies is our current stage and will take place in Summer / Fall 2016

Stage 4: Prepare Transportation Master Plan takes place in Fall 2016 / Winter 2017

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Phases

Flow chart of five municipal class environmental assessment phases

This flow chart shows the five Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Phases. Phases 1 are 2 are the Master Plan study. Phases 3, 4 and 5 are under Project-Specific Environmental Assessments.

The Transportation Master Plan study is following the Master Plan process as outlined in Section A.2.7 of the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Oct. 2000, as amended in 2007 and 2011).


Jack Thompson
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