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The Thunder Bay Transportation Master Plan (TMP) will be a planning and policy document which will guide the City’s transportation infrastructure investments for the next 20 years and beyond. The study will develop a practical, long-term plan for the City’s transportation system for both goods movement and to meet the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders, and motorists.

The TMP will be informed by existing policies such as the Official Plan, the Active Transportation Plan, the Transit Master Plan, the EarthCare Sustainability Plan, the Multi-Year Accessibility Plan, the Age Friendly City Services Action Plan, and the Corporate Strategic Plan – Becoming Our Best.

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Public Open House #2

The second public open house was held on June 6, 2017. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend.

If you were unable to attend, you can view the display boards hereA survey was administered at the open house and in the following weeks, however it is now closed. A summary of the feedback received and the survey results will be posted soon.

You can also share your ideas with us by sending an email to the study team at any time.

Bike Summit Survey

The Cycling survey has closed. A summary of the results will be available in the Open House #2 Summary which will be posted soon.

Public Open House #2 Announced!

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The second of three public open houses has been scheduled:

Tuesday, June 6,  2017
4:00 pm to  7:00 pm
Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre
555 Arthur St W
(map)

Drop in and see what we’ve been up to since the last open house, chat with the project team, and tell us your feedback and ideas! Details below.

The formal notice  can be found here (PDF).

 

TMP Project Team at Local Events!

In addition to the formal public open house on June 6, you can also find us at the 2017 Thunder Bay Bike Summit at Confederation College on June 3, and the 2017 Thunder Bay Kite Festival at Chippewa Park on June 4!


Public Open House #1 – Summary Report

We received a tremendous amount of feedback at the first public open house, through the questionnaire available online, via email, and through Facebook. We’ve read through all of it and summarized our findings. The report and appendices can be found here.


Survey #1 Closed

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the survey and share your ideas with us. We received a lot of feedback! Our next step will be to put it all together to establish the community vision for the TMP.

If you missed the survey, you may still send an email to the study team at any time. There will also be two more public open houses at future stages of the study process where you can give the team your feedback in person.

Public Open House #1Public Open House attendees add their ideas and comments to maps while others examine the display boards.

The first public open house was held on January 25, 2017. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend. Your visions and ideas are integral to the success of the TMP!

If you were unable to attend, you can view the display boards here, and it’s not too late to share your ideas with us by sending an email to the study team at any time.

We’re kicking off the Thunder Bay Transportation Master Plan study!

The official Notice of Commencement can be found here.

Background and Overview

What is a Transportation Master Plan?

A Transportation Master Plan (TMP) is a long range plan which provides a framework and direction for transportation infrastructure needs across a broad area, such as a city or region. The Master Plan can also act as a visioning exercise which presents the objectives that a municipality wishes to achieve in the coming decades and the supporting policies on which infrastructure decisions are based.

There have been two previous Transportation Master Plans (TMPs) since Thunder Bay was amalgamated in 1970. The first was issued the same year. The second was issued in 1989.

Municipal Class Environmental Process

The Transportation Master Plan study will be conducted in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process. The Master Plan will fulfill the requirements of Phase 1, identifying and describing problems or opportunities, and Phase 2, identifying, evaluating, and selecting alternative solutions, preparing solutions to the problems, preparing a general inventory of the existing environment, and initial public and stakeholder consultation.

At the conclusion of the Transportation Master Plan, individual projects will proceed to Phases 3, 4, and 5 of the Municipal Class EA process, with requirements depending on projected cost and scale.  Phase 3 includes a second round of public consultation, as well as more detailed alternative solutions, and more detailed studies on environmental impacts. Phase 4 consists of the completion of the Environmental Study Report, while Phase 5 involves the implementation of the preferred design.

 

Public Consultation

Contact Us

Contact the study team at contact@ThunderBayTMP.ca.

Survey #1

A summary of the survey responses received can be found in the Public Open House #1 Summary Report in the Reports and Publications area.

Survey #2

Survey #2 is closed. A summary of the results will be posted here when it is available.

Bike Summit Survey

The Bike Summit Survey is closed. A summary of the results will be posted here when it is available.

Public Open House #1

The first public open house was held on January 25, 2017. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend. Your visions and ideas are integral to the success of the TMP!

Click here to view the Display Boards.

Visit the Reports and Publications area to view the Public Open House #1 Summary Report.

Public Open House #2

The second public open house was held on June 6, 2017. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend. Your feedback is essential to the TMP.

Click here to view the Display Boards.

Public Open House #3

The third and final Public Open House will be held in the fall of 2017.

Other Consultation

The TMP had a booth at the 2017 Bike Summit at Confederation College on June 3, 2017 and the 2017 Kite Festival at Chippewa Park on June 4, 2017.

 

Under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, unless otherwise stated in the submission, any personal information included in a submission will become part of the public record.

 

Reports and Publications

Reports

Public Open House #1 – Summary Report

Summary Report (PDF, 2 MB)
Appendices A, C, D, E, F, and G (PDF, 6 MB)

Appendix A – Notice of Public Open House
Appendix B – Display Boards (PDF, 16 MB)
Appendix C – Comments on Display Boards
Appendix D – Comments on Maps
Appendix E – Comment Sheets and Emails
Appendix F – Facebook Comments
Appendix G – Questionnaire

Display Boards

Public Open House #1 – Download the full resolution, accessible format display boards shown at the first public open house, held January 25, 2017. (PDF, 15.8 MB)

Public Open House #2 – Download the accessible format display boards shown at the second public open house, held June 6, 2017. (PDF, 2 MB)