The Downtown is a unique neighbourhood within the City. It functions as the economic, cultural, historic and residential hub of New Westminster. Downtown’s central location within the region and its broad range of transportation choices provide unique challenges and opportunities for how people move within and through the community.
The project team would like to say thank you to the 60+ community members that attended the first workshop on November 28th. The team received great feedback on what is working well within the Downtown neighbourhood, what areas need improvement and are of concern, and how we can improve the networks for walking, cycling, and movement of vehicles. The Workshop #1 Summary Report is now available.
The next workshop event for the Downtown Transportation Plan will be held in late Spring.
Please check back here for updates on the Downtown Transportation Plan work and upcoming events.
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The City is embarking on the Downtown Transportation Plan to address safety, livability and connectivity in the community. The strategic plan, including a design for the future Agnes Street Greenway, Bicycle Network Design Guidelines, Development Servicing Plan, and Traffic Calming Plan, will build upon known issues and challenges, include all modes of travel, and priority areas important to the community.
Transportation Plan Area
Public Engagement Process
Three phases of engagement are planned to connect with the community to reimage transportation in the Downtown and help shape how people move around the neighbourhood. The work kicks off in November 2017 and will run to the summer 2018.
The first public workshop was held on November 28, 2017 to gather insights on walking, cycling, transit and vehicle travel in and through the Downtown neighbourhood. Over 60 people participated during the session.
Phase 2 engagement will occur in the Spring 2018 where potential options will be presented and discussed.
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