Master Transportation Plan (TransPort Moody) update — draft plan

Master Transportation Plan (TransPort Moody) update — draft plan

Summary and update from Moody Centre Community Association president, Hazel Mason, on the Master Transportation Plan (MTP), also known as TransPort Moody

The city is hosting an open house on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at the City Hall Galleria from 6:00-9:00 pm. Link to city information here.

It should be interesting, with presentation of a draft plan.

I’ve attended three public advisory committee meetings (PAC) as an invited representative for Moody Centre. The last one was held on January 25, 2016.

The area of Moody Centre has been a major focus due to Skytrain, changes to the Official Community Plan, expected growth in the area, and other factors.

Though I’ve attended PAC meetings, I’m not sure what the plan will look like. At the last meeting, the facilitators presented a number of ideas but the amount of time for questions and feedback was quite limited. The presentation is not available on the city website.

I asked if participants could receive a copy of the PowerPoint presentation in order to have more time for review and comment, and to share with other members of the community, but that didn’t happen.

We did receive a paper handout, but unfortunately it’s compressed, black and white (unlike the colour presentation), and very hard to read.

A couple of sample slides:
2016-01-25-PAC mtg-sample slides

The slides above are to do with the possibility of traffic flow changes, with particular attention paid to Moody Street, as well as ideas on how to move people and traffic in a north-south manner over the rail tracks.

As mentioned, discussion time was limited, including on benefits or drawbacks to various options. There was no discussion of hard costs and who pays.

In summary, I don’t know what the draft or final Transportation Master Plan will look like.

I encourage everyone who is able to attend the Feb. 24th open house.

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