What is a Transportation Master Plan?
The Transportation Master Plan will provide a framework for how the City of Regina will address its future transportation needs over the next 25 years. The TMP will evaluate the existing transportation system and identify opportunities to improve the way we drive, take transit, walk, and cycle around Regina.
A new transportation plan for Regina
Regina’s last major Transportation Plan was developed in 1991 and primarily focused on the road network and transit. It was updated in 2001, but it is now time for a comprehensive new plan which is multi-modal and reflects modern transportation planning best-practices and the renewed vision for our city in Design Regina.
Transportation in Regina Today
Regina is a highly auto-oriented city, with over 83% of trips to work via single-passenger automobile. However, transit is becoming an increasingly attractive travel choice as the cost of driving and congestion increases. Walking and cycling is also playing a greater role in how we get around, particularly in Regina’s inner communities.
With increasing population and economic activity, Regina must plan sustainably to accommodate growth while retaining the things we value about the existing transportation system such as relatively short commutes, manageable congestion, and attractive travel choices.
Connection to Design Regina
The TMP is key component towards the development of the City’s new Official Community Plan, Design Regina. Both plans will shape how we experience and live in our city. Developing both plans concurrently provides a solid foundation for the future.
Building the Plan
- Stage One – Baseline Analysis – Complete (2011)
Stage One of the TMP established baseline conditions of Regina’s transportation system. It included technical analysis of existing transportation conditions, identification of issues and opportunities, and identification of possible Travel Demand Management (TDM) strategies to explore in the TMP. Travel Demand Management seeks to reduce single-occupant auto travel and encourage alternative modes of transportation. Preliminary stakeholder consultation and a telephone survey of Regina residents’ transportation behaviours and choices were also conducted.
- Stage Two – Plan Development – 2013
Stage Two is where transportation network strategies, policies, and alternatives will be developed, tested, and incorporated into the Transportation Master Plan. It will explore and test different growth options along with Design Regina and develop the policies and plans needed to support a sustainable, multi-modal Regina that supports the Design Regina Community Priorities and City Vision.
- Stage Three – Plan Approval – Spring & Summer 2013
Stage Three will present the recommended plan and implementation strategies to guide decision making, including high level timelines and estimated costs. Public and stakeholder input on the recommended plan will be sought prior to City Council approval of the final plan.