Tuesday, January 8, 2013

City to Update Master Transportation Plan

In November, I posted that the City of Langley is working on two major plans in 2013. One is the Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan and the other is the Master Transportation Plan. I received the following press release from the City.

The City of Langley is updating its Master Transportation Plan and will be hosting the first Public Open House on this update. The Master Transportation Plan is a multi-modal transportation strategy that will guide the development of the City’s roadway network, transit infrastructure, bicycle facilities and pedestrian systems over the next 25 years. The Master Transportation Plan update will provide a number of opportunities for residents to provide feedback, including public events, a survey, and discussions with stakeholders.

The first Open House will give residents the ability to provide input and feedback on issues and opportunities with the current road, transit, walking and cycling networks in Langley City. Residents will be able to engage with City staff and consultants, and review and provide feedback on a series of panel boards that highlight current transportation conditions in the City of Langley.

Please join us on the Main Floor Lobby of City Hall, 20399 Douglas Crescent, on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. to share in this discussion.

As I stated back in November, I hope that the Master Transportation Plan and Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan will work together especially when it comes to the intersection of trails, greenways, cycling, and walking. For example, there is no north-south greenway in the City and such a greenway would not only improve our parks system, but also provide a great off-street cycling and walking connection that could even tie into the Township’s trail network. Sadly I won’t be able to make this open house due to my work schedule, but I’ll try to get as much information as possible on the Master Transportation Plan update.

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