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    As we continue to respond to this pandemic, we are working hard to deliver essential services and projects to keep our City moving and safe. While we can’t connect in-person at this time, we still want to connect! This on-demand meeting is one way for you to learn more and provide input on the Transit and Road Infrastructure Plan

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    Thank you for your participation in our online engagement! The commenting period for this on-demand meeting will be open from November 30 to December 20, 2020. Comments can also be emailed to the study’s project manager at mark.vandersluis@mississauga.ca.

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    About This Plan

    ABOUT THE TRANSIT AND ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN

    Introduction

    The Transit and Road Infrastructure Plan (TRIP) is one of a series of mode-specific plans the City is undertaking to plan for an integrated transportation system to meet the needs of Mississauga’s residents, workers and visitors today and in the future.

    The TRIP study will develop a long-term transit network and a long-term road network, and it will help the City to prioritize its investment in transit and road infrastructure.

    The Transportation Vision for Mississauga

    Through the Mississauga Transportation Master Plan (TMP) study process, a transportation vision statement for the city was identified.

    In Mississauga, everyone and everything will have the freedom to move safely, easily, and efficiently to anywhere at any time.

    This TRIP study builds upon the work completed in the Mississauga TMP to identify the required transit and road infrastructure to achieve the transportation vision.

    Study Process

    This study is being conducted in accordance with the requirements described in Approach #1 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Process (Municipal Engineers Association June 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015). The Master Plan process will satisfy Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Municipal Class EA process - to identify the Problem and Opportunity, and to identify and evaluate Alternative Solutions to the Problem and Opportunity, respectively.

    Throughout the study, there will be opportunities for you to engage with the study team and provide your feedback on road and transit infrastructure in the City of Mississauga.

    Phase 1
    Direction and Opportunity

    Public Information Centre #1

    Fall 2020

    Phase 2
    Alternative Solutions

    Public Information Centre #2

    Fall 2021

    Phase 3
    Preferred Plan

    Final Report

    Spring 2022

    Alignment with Other Studies

    HOW THIS STUDY ALIGNS WITH OTHER CITY PLANS AND PROJECTS

    The Transit and Road infrastructure Plan is one of several transportation planning studies that will guide the direction of the future transportation system.

    The City’s Official Plan provides policies that guide and direct the physical change of the city. We’re reviewing the existing Official Plan to ensure it reflects the changing needs, opportunities and aspirations of our city.

    The Mississauga Transportation Master Plan provides overarching guidance on the future of transportation in Mississauga and specifically calls for mode specific infrastructure plans such as this TRIP study.

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    MiWay Five is a five year service plan that is focused on revising existing routes and schedules to provide added frequency, more service hours and better connectivity throughout the network.

    The Changing Lanes project will update, develop and implement new tools to help make our streets safer and more convenient for all users.

    The Cycling Master Plan developed recommendations and actions to improve safety for cycling, build a connected bicycle network, increase the number of cycling trips and foster a culture of cycling in Mississauga.

    The Pedestrian Master Plan aims to improve the pedestrian network, policies, programs, and environment so that people of all ages and abilities have the freedom to move freely and comfortably as a pedestrian.

    The MiWay Infrastructure Growth Plan aims to direct capital investments for transit infrastructure to support MiWay’s Five Year Service Plan and maximize the benefits of added MiExpress service, facilitate route connections, make transit more reliable, and enhance the customer experience.

    Find out more about these studies on the City’s website.


    Other Programs / Plans

    The City of Mississauga has adopted Vision Zero, an approach to transportation that sets a vision for zero fatal or injury-causing collisions.

    The City’s Climate Change Action Plan aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. As transportation is one of the major contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, the City supports efforts to shift travellers to lower-emission modes, such as transit, cycling and walking.

    Growth

    WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT TRAVEL IN MISSISSAUGA

    Mississauga continues to evolve and grow

    The City of Mississauga continues to evolve. The city has transitioned from a largely rural area to a series of urban communities to one of the largest cities in Canada. Emerging priorities, changes in trends, and policy directions have influenced the city that Mississauga is today. As the urban area expanded, the transportation network also expanded with an emphasis on the road and highway network. In more recent years, there has been greater consideration for transit and active transportation infrastructure.

    Mississauga’s urban area and transportation infrastructure over the years

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    Source: City of Mississauga Transportation Master Plan

    The City of Mississauga continues to attract new development that brings new homes and new jobs to the city. However, how we will grow in the future will not look the same as it has in the past. The City will focus on building up, not out, with new developments in the Downtown, in identified growth areas, in Major Transit Station Areas and in redeveloping underutilized lands.

    The City will also need to prepare for an aging population as the proportion of its residents over 65 years of age will grow faster than any other age group. This will put new and different pressures on the transportation system.

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    Source: Growth forecasts from 2019 Development Charges Background Study

    Resident and Worker Travel

    WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT TRAVEL IN MISSISSAUGA:

    Many of Mississauga’s commute trips start or end outside of Mississauga

    Almost half of Mississauga residents commute to a place of work within Mississauga. The other half commute outside city limits to Toronto, Brampton, Caledon, York Region, Halton Region and beyond. On average, Mississauga’s residents commute 14 km to work.

    Where Mississauga’s residents work

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    Source: Mississauga Transportation Master Plan

    About 60% of workers in Mississauga live outside of Mississauga and the average commute distance for workers is 16 km.

    Where Mississauga’s workers live

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    Source: Mississauga Transportation Master Plan

    Modes of Transportation

    WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT TRAVEL IN MISSISSAUGA

    Below target for sustainable modes

    The mode share of travel to, form and within Mississauga has been steady over the last 20+ years, with 28% to 30% of all trips made by sustainable travel modes – walking, cycling, transit, and ridesharing.

    The TMP set an objective for the City to achieve 50% of all trips to, from and within Mississauga to be taken by sustainable travel modes.

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    Source: 2016 TTS; trips in Mississauga include to, from, and internal trips, all purpose, all day

    Growing demand for transit, walking and cycling

    Even with a steady mode share between 28% and 30% for sustainable modes over the years, the City of Mississauga has still seen an increase in trips made by transit, walking and cycling as a result of growth. To continue to support these sustainable travel modes, we need to create a connected network of bus routes, bike lanes, trails and sidewalks that are safe, comfortable and convenient.

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    Source: 1986-2016 TTS; trips in Mississauga include to, from, and internal trips, all purpose, all day

    Transit Network

    WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT TRAVEL IN MISSISSAUGA

    Transit provides key connections across Mississauga and beyond

    MiWay’s transit network reaches almost all areas of the city and provides key connections to the GO Rail network and TTC’s subway network. MiWay delivers 18 km of dedicated busway for MiWay and GO Bus service, creating connections across Mississauga with 12 stations from Winston Churchill Boulevard to Renforth Drive.

    One of the major challenges for transit is having competitive travel times compared to the automobile. In many areas of Mississauga, like most other areas in the region outside of Toronto, travel time by transit is at least twice as long compared to travel time by car for the same trip once walk times, wait times and transfer times are considered.

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    Source: City of Mississauga Transit Ridership Data, 2015 to 2019

    Travel Demand

    WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT TRAVEL IN MISSISSAUGA

    Travel demand will continue to grow

    Population and employment growth will generate more demand for travel. Afternoon peak period (3 p.m. to 7 p.m.) person trips will increase from 720,000 in 2016 to 965,000 in 2041. If current travel trends continue, congestion on the road network will worsen and more road corridors will reach capacity.

    Existing Traffic Conditions

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    Source: City of Mississauga Travel Demand Model, PM peak

    Draft 2041 Forecast Traffic Conditions

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    Source: City of Mississauga Travel Demand Model, PM peak

    Tell us what you think

    The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed travel patterns and traffic volumes in 2020. When this pandemic is over, how do you think your travel patterns and choices will change from before?

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    Collision Hotspots/ Truck Movement

    WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT TRAVEL IN MISSISSAUGA:

    Collision hotspots need to be addressed

    Road safety is important for all users and can be a barrier that prevents people from choosing active modes of travel.

    In the 5-year period between 2014 and 2018, almost 24,500 collisions occurred on city streets with over 3,000 injuries and 41 fatalities. Over 5% of collisions involved pedestrians and cyclists—the most vulnerable road users.

    Collision hotspots include Downtown, Cooksville, Eglinton and Malton

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    Source: City of Mississauga collision data, 2014-2018

    All areas of Mississauga rely on truck movements

    Moving goods efficiently to and from businesses in the city’s Employment Areas and Corporate Centres is critical to the continued prosperity in Mississauga.

    Trucks use many of the city’s corridors to make deliveries or access the highway network.

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    Note: Map show truck volumes on City streets only.

    Transportation Equity

    WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT TRAVEL IN MISSISSAUGA

    Transportation equity creates a system that works for everyone

    Transportation equity is about fairness and creating a transportation system that works for everyone. Improving transportation equity improves access for more people to jobs, education, healthy foods, government services, health services, recreation and social activities.

    The Peel Neighbourhood Information Tool was used to identify neighbourhood well-being based on

    • demographics (e.g., youth population, senior population, visible minorities, immigrants, single-parent families);
    • economic opportunity (e.g. low-income households, high shelter costs, unemployment, education);
    • community engagement and belonging (e.g. sense of belonging, usage of parks, rec programs and library);
    • safety and health (e.g. crime rates, child development, self-rated health); and
    • physical environment (e.g. grocery stores, community facilities, housing conditions).

    Equity-seeking neighourhoods with lower well-being scores, such as Downtown, Malton, Cooksville, Burnhamthorpe/Summerville and Lakeview, tend to be more reliant on transit, cycling and walking to meet their daily travel needs.

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    Source: Peel Neighbourhood Information Tool

    Study Directions

    PROBLEM STATEMENT AND STUDY DIRECTIONS

    Key transportation issues
    1. The majority of Mississauga residents use an automobile as their primary mode of transportation.
    2. The road network will approach vehicular capacity in many areas of the city if current travel trends continue, impacting how well people and goods move around the city.
    3. While more people are making trips by transit, travel time by transit can take two to three times as long versus the automobile.
    4. Transit and road improvements are needed to support equity-seeking neighbourhoods and new transit-oriented communities around Major Transit Station Areas.
    5. Addressing road safety for all users will make roads safer and more comfortable for pedestrians and cyclists – allowing these modes to be the mode of choice for short trips.
    6. Connections outside of Mississauga are also important to the transportation system for Mississauga’s residents and workers.
    Draft Directions for the TRIP study
    1. Support the City’s Climate Change Action Plan by making sustainable, lower-emission modes (low-emission MiWay transit vehicles, walking and cycling) more attractive for more travellers.
    2. Move people and goods more reliably by addressing gaps in the network, prioritizing transit between key destinations, and developing strategies for goods movement.
    3. Implement more Transit Priority Corridors to provide fast, reliable, and efficient transit to more people.
    4. Expand infrastructure and services where needed to ensure equitable access for all users – with a focus on equity-seeking neighbourhoods and transit-oriented communities.
    5. Support the City’s Vision Zero initiative by focusing on protecting vulnerable road users when planning and implementing road and transit infrastructure.
    6. Provide a connected, integrated transportation system within the city and improved access to hubs outside the city where people are travelling to.
    Tell us what you think

    2. The City has identified draft directions for the study. Please rate these directions by importance, where 1 is least important and 5 is most important:

    Direction

    5
    Most Important

    4

    3

    2

    1
    Least Important



    Alternative Solutions

    PRELIMINARY ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS

    Identify Alternative Solutions

    In the next phase of the study, we will identify alternative solutions to address the problem statement. Alternative solutions could include a combination of strategies. Below are preliminary alternative solutions that will be considered in the next phase:

    Bus only lane with bus driving by1. Higher-order transit corridors with bus-only lanes

    heat map of Mississauga showing high traffic areas2. Transit priority measures such as queue jump lanes for buses at intersections

    many cars and trucks on highway3. High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes shared by carpools and buses

    Traffic management monitor4. Traffic system management to monitor and improve traffic flow, including transit signal priority.

    Construction workers building road5. New roads or wider roads with additional travel lanes

    Roadway turn lane example6. Road diets where part of the existing roadway width is reallocated for other uses such as bicycle lanes, sidewalks, patios or parklets

    Man and woman in front seats of a car looking at each other7. Travel demand management programming to promote commuting by transit, carpools, etc.

    Tell us what you think

    1. Please rate these in order of importance to you, where 1 is least important and 5 is most important:

    Solution

    5
    Most Important

    4

    3

    2

    1
    Least Important



    Evaluation of Alternatives

    EVALUATION OF ALTERNATIVES

    Draft Evaluation Criteria

    The alternative solutions will be evaluated against criteria to determine a preferred solution:

    Vision: aligns with TMP vision and study directions

    Mobility Impacts: how well the network performs, available network capacity, reductions in delays

    Community Impacts: supports community health and active lifestyles, provides transportation equity

    Economic Impacts: supports businesses, provides reliable goods movement

    Environmental Impacts: minimizes impacts to the natural environment (e.g. woodlands, rivers), minimizes impacts to cultural heritage features (e.g. historic buildings, cemeteries).

    Financial Impact: minimizes capital costs, minimizes on-going operations and maintenance costs

    Tell us what you think


    Next Steps

    Next Steps

    Your input is valuable to us! If you have any other comments about the study, please fill out the comment box on the right. The comment period for this on-demand meeting will remain open until December 20, 2020. Comments will help inform solutions for the next phase of the study.

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    Timeline

    • Phase 1: Identify Problem and Opportunity

      Fall 2020 / Winter 2021
      Define a study direction and assess existing transportation conditions. Gather feedback on the Problem and Opportunity Statement.

    • Phase 2: Evaluate Alternative Solutions to the Problem and Opportunity

      Fall 2021
      Undertake transportation assessment of proposed alternative solutions. Gather feedback on the evaluation of the alternative solutions.

    • Phase 3: Preferred Plan

      Winter 2022
      Finalize the preferred plan and develop priorities and phasing plan for the recommended transportation infrastructure improvements.


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