Mission, BC—Over the next 10-months, the District of Mission will create Mission Mobility 2050, a plan to address increasing pressures on the District’s transportation system by making recommendations to improve all modes of transportation, including walking, cycling, driving, and transit.
As part of this plan, the District has launched an online consultation at engage.mission.ca to collect input from residents, businesses, and community stakeholders about their current transportation experiences in Mission and to identify what their future priorities are for the community. The consultation also seeks to learn how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has changed personal transportation patterns to inform a plan that can better respond to our new normal.
“Our transportation system is the backbone of our community,” said Acting Mayor Cal Crawford. “We’ve regularly heard in our Citizen Satisfaction Surveys that transportation is a key priority in Mission, and the public engagement process launched today will offer residents and stakeholders a chance to dig deeper into this issue to help form a vision for transportation that reflects how we get around today and how we want to get around in the future as we grow.”
Mission Mobility 2050 will update the District’s current Transportation Master Plan to further align transportation with other master planning studies currently underway, the Province’s new Active Transportation Guide, and Mission’s neighbourhood land use plans.
In addition to a short survey, Phase 1 public consultation includes a participatory mapping activity that asks participants to place a pin on a location in Mission where they have personally experienced a transportation issue or barrier and asks them to share their ideas on how to improve it.
Feedback collected during this consultation will be used to inform the development of a draft plan in Phase 2. The draft plan will be reviewed, updated, and finalized in the summer of 2021 before being presented to Council in September 2021.
Find out more about the project and get involved at engage.mission.ca/transportation-master-plan until January 8, 2021. Paper copies of the survey are available by contacting Municipal Hall at 604-820-3700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Arthur Kastelein, P.Eng.
Senior Infrastructure Planning Engineer
Manager, Communications and Public Engagement