City of Kamloops Seeks Input for Its Transportation Choices Strategy

Release date: 
January 8, 2019
The City of Kamloops is moving forward with creating a transportation system to provide “a diversity of safe, accessible, affordable, and sustainable travel choices for all that integrate well, are effective to use, promote healthy lifestyles, and support economic prosperity”, as stated in the Transportation Master Plan, which was adopted in July 2018. To support this vision, the City is adding infrastructure to make walking, cycling, and taking transit more convenient, and is now embarking on identifying strategies to encourage residents to consider alternative transportation choices.

The Downtown Transportation Choices Strategy will include ambitious, but realistic, programming, education, and promote actions to assist residents with adapting to a lifestyle of more transportation choices and relying less on the private automobile for their travel to and within the downtown.

All residents commute on a regular basis and use our roadways—how can you make a difference? If your employer provided you with a discounted bus pass, would you use it? If you had access to a car share program, would you keep your car or use it less? If you could get to work in about the same time by bicycle as you do in your vehicle, would you consider it?

Residents of Kamloops are being asked to participate by completing an online survey and sharing their transportation values, priorities, hopes, and fears either online at LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/Transportation-Choices or in person on Tuesday, January 15, during a public open house.

To learn more about this project and to take part, join the discussion in person on Tuesday, January 15, from 5:00–8:00 pm at the Sandman Signature Hotel, Savona Room, 225 Lorne Street, or visit online at LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca. The online component will be open for input until January 27, 2019.