TransPort Moody — Master Transportation Plan (MTP)

TransPort Moody — Master Transportation Plan (MTP)
2015-06-29-TransPort Moody

The City of Port Moody has kicked off consultation for a new Master Transportation Plan. The last plan was completed in 2005.

As Port Moody is facing growth and change, the plan is very important.

The city wants input from residents, and will have an information booth at Rocky Point Park on Canada Day.

More information can be found on the city website:
Master Transportation Plan — TransPort Moody

Related:
Rocky Point parkers will have to watch the clock
Port Moody council approves trial program to enforce time limits on parking over the weekend.
Sarah Payne / Tri City News, June 25, 2015

Stressed commuters face ‘tipping point’ on traffic
Vancouver Sun, July 7, 2015
Originally carried by the North Shore News, July 5, 2015 (longer version)
Highway 1 no longer making the cut (click for complete article)

It didn’t used to be this way. Unless there was a stall or accident, cars used to zip down the Cut each afternoon, hit the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing and disappear to all points south of the Burrard Inlet.
[…]
When a road hits its maximum capacity, the queues of idling vehicles and the amount of time rush hour lasts both just get longer.

“Rush hour” with near-to or over-capacity traffic on roads leading to the Second Narrows bridgehead now extends from 2 until 6 p.m., according to the study, and that’s assuming there are no accidents or stalls.

“I think we’ve been close to that tipping point for many years now,” Jardine said. “You can get a certain amount of traffic through a bottleneck and when things fail, they fail very badly. . . ” Making matters worse is the 50-year-old highway interchange system that doesn’t reflect modern best practices, Jardine said.

For complete article, click on title link above.

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