Master Transportation Plan & Related Policies

The Master Transportation Plan (MTP) was developed in consultation with residents of New Westminster and provides long-term direction that will guide transportation policies, priorities and investments within each element of the transportation network over the next 30 years and beyond. The MTP presents a long-term vision that supports the City’s aspirations for compact, safe and livable neighbourhoods, enabling a vibrant mixture of functions and activities.

The City’s transportation priorities, as articulated in the MTP, reflect a hierarchy of modes that are considered in decision-making. Walking, cycling and transit are at the top of the hierarchy, followed by commercial vehicles and cars.  In setting a transportation hierarchy, the City will ensure that all road users, particularly vulnerable road users, are properly considered when transportation improvements are planned.

The MTP is guided by, and supports, the aspirations of other City policies and plans, and also takes into consideration regional and provincial plans.