(Black Press file photo)

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City of Penticton seeking input on pending transportation upgrades

The city’s transportation master plan is moving forward

The City of Penticton is encouraging residents to get involved with the city’s plans for future transportation projects.

The city’s transportation master plan, initiated this past summer, identifies where there are safety concerns and congestion on the city’s roads, as well as where there are opportunities to improve connections for walking, biking, and transit.

The hope is that the plan will move the city closer to its vision of a “complete transportation approach” identified in the 2019 official community plan.

Over the next few weeks, the city will be reviewing the plan with groups who have specialized knowledge of the city’s transportation systems and its users, such as emergency service and transit providers, education and health institutions, recreation and environment groups and business and economic development organizations.

Interested members of the community are invited to share their views.

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The city will be live-streaming a presentation of the transportation master plan through its Facebook account on Dec. 10 at noon. The video will also be available at shapeyourcitypenticton.ca following the live-stream.

Residents can also participate in an online workshop on Dec. 15 at either 9 a.m. or 12 p.m. Email getconnected@penticton.ca to register for the workshop.

Presentation materials and feedback forms will also be available online at shapeyourcitypenticton.ca and in print at the city’s information kiosks at the library and City Hall beginning Dec. 10. Feedback will be collected until Dec. 17.

“Based on the vision for a complete transportation approach in conjunction with the data and feedback collected, we have put together a draft plan to guide our future transportation projects,” said city engineer Ian Chapman. “Before it is finalized, we want to check in with the community and confirm the plan is headed in the right direction.”

In addition to providing a prioritized list of infrastructure projects to guide the development of budgets and the work of the city for the next few decades, the plan also provides the information needed to develop the city’s development cost charges bylaw.

READ MORE: City of Penticton seeking input of future transportation plans



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