City of Hamilton – Public Works
Transportation Master Plan
The City of Hamilton has undertaken a City-wide Transportation Master Plan to develop policies and strategies for its transportation network over the next 30 years. This network includes roads, transit, cycling and waking facilities, public parking and the City’s connections to marine and aviation facilities. Results of the Transportation Master Plan will be used during the City’s Official Plan Review and the Development Charges Bylaw Review. It will also serve as a support document for the City’s capital budgeting and its long-range strategic planning study called the Growth Related Integrated Development Strategy or GRIDS.
The new Transportation Master Plan was developed in three major components, with the development of a comprehensive Transportation Master Plan being the third component as listed below:
- Travel Demand Forecasting Model to identify existing and future transportation issues and opportunities
- Develop Transportation Policy Papers
- Develop a comprehensive Transportation Master Plan
IBI Group has been retained as the transportation planning consultants to prepare the comprehensive Transportation Master Plan. Several public consultation events have been held throughout this process .
Stage 3 (completed May 2007):
- The development of a transportation master plan, to address the transportation requirements for future growth based on different alternatives of the GRIDS growth options.
- The master plan will be developed based on the City’s Transportation Policies (see Stage 2 – Transportation Policy Papers), Vision 2020, Building a Strong Foundation 9 Strategic Directions and other applicable policies.
- Coordinating with this master plan, work with other GRIDS initiatives, namely the water/wastewater and the stormwater master plans as well as the preparation of a new Official Plan for the City of Hamilton. GRIDS, includes the completion of an Integrated Class EA to fulfill Phases 1 & 2 of the Municipal Class EA document for transportation, stormwater and water/wastewater as well as public consultation requirements. GRIDS is an iterative process which will be used to select the best growth and servicing scenario based on “triple bottom line” (TBL) methodology.
The City of Hamilton is currently preparing its City-wide Transportation Master Plan which will provide inputs to the Growth Related Integrated Development Strategy (GRIDS). GRIDS is a planning process that will identify a broad land use structure, associated infrastructure, economic development strategy and the financial implications for the growth options to serve Hamilton for the next 30 years. The Transportation Master Plan has been divided into three distinct phases. The first phase consisted of the technical calibration of the existing transportation model to reflect current transportation conditions in Hamilton. The second phase focused on the development of 23 policy papers in the following areas: Travel Demand, Urban Development, System Performance, Infrastructure Planning and Infrastructure Financing. The Policy Papers were endorsed by Council on November 24, 2004. The City has proceeded to develop transportation scenarios (Phase 3 of the project) based upon the results of the policy work performed in Phase 2 and the land use scenarios developed through the broader GRIDS study.
1. Access management
3. Air Quality
4. Background on Land Use and Travel Trends
5. Economic Development
6. Funding and Financing
7. Transportation Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
8. Goods Movement
9. Level of Service
10. New Technologies
13. Provincial Highway Initiatives
14. Road Classifications
15. Road Transfers
16. Rural Road Standards
17. Traffic Calming
18. Transportation Targets and Transit Strategy
19. Travel Demand Management
Part - A
20. Urban Design
Part - A
Part - B
21. Urban Structure and Land Use
Part - A
Part - B
22. Walking and Cycling
24. Summary of Proposed Recommended Policies
Reports and Presentations
For further information please contact either:
Strategic Planning & Rapid Transit
Public Works Department
905-546-2424 x 6600
Brian Hollingworth, P.Eng.