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City seeking transportation input

July 29, 2016 11:02 A.M.

Eighteen years after the City’s original transportation master plan (TMP) was completed, it’s time to take another look at mobility.

The City is asking residents to help steer Kamloops down the road to sustainability by providing input into the plan.

“Now is an opportune time,” engineering manager Devin Matkowski told council earlier in the week, citing updates underway on the official community plan, KamPlan.

The new plan is intended to guide the city to a population of 120,000, consistent with KamPlan.

“We will be coming back to council in 2017 for adoption of this plan,” Matkowski said.

A stakeholder advisory group, representing Kamloops community members, businesses and agencies, has been advising on the transportation master planning process since it began in March. Broad public participation is planned for this summer and fall.

During August, public engagement will focus on identifying transportation challenges and possibilities for various modes of transportation, including driving, walking, cycling and transit. There are a number of ways for residents to participate.

A community survey on the City’s website will be open until Aug. 22 to gather broad community input. Visit for more information and to take the survey.

Also, the City will have TMP booths at:

  • Farmers Market on Victoria Street ~ Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m..
  • Hot Nite in the City (Victoria St. by Hotel 540), Saturday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Farmers Market on St. Paul Street, Saturday, Aug. 13, 8 a.m.-noon.

“Public and stakeholder input is essential to make sure the final transportation master plan reflects the needs and desires of the community,” Matkowski said.

 The original TravelSmart Plan, completed in 1999, was the City’s last major transportation planning exercise. The Sustainable Kamloops Plan developed in 2010 and the current update of the Official Community Plan (KamPlan) are intended to define a new vision for a sustainable Kamloops.

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