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Trust and Confidence Report

Transportation Planning Profile

Transportation Planning contributes to people’s day to day travel choices are safe, convenient and reliable.  Over time, transportation planning helps the City become more sustainable and reliable.  This is consistent with the City's vision, and the goals established as part of the Transportation Master Planning process. 

This service:

  • Monitors and reports on the implementation progress of the Transportation Master Plan
  • Plans for cycling and pedestrian infrastructure
  • Manages Sustainable Mobility Programs including the Smart Commute Hamilton workplace program, Hamilton Bike Share, and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) initiatives, infrastructure, and policies
  • Provides bicycle parking audits and implementation
  • Provides school travel planning
  • Provides pedestrian mobility planning
  • Monitors and reviews the Truck Route Network
  • Management of Strategic Road Network Modelling (EMME)
  • Conducts sub-area studies and master plans for communities within the City
  • Conducts city-wide transportation plans and policies to address transportation issues
  • Provides input on individual road Environmental Assessments
  • Provides transportation planning input for development applications
  • Liaises with other government entities such as Metrolinx and the Ministry of Transportation to ensure the needs of Hamilton are integrated with broader regional transportation plans and projects.

 

Service Details

Related Subservices

  • Sustainable Mobility Programs
  • Active Transportation Planning (Pedestrians and Cycling)
  • Transportation Development Review
  • Public Bike Share System (Sobi)
  • Long-range Plans, Studies and Policies

Type of Service

  • Public facing

Rationale

  • This service is legislated to provide a safer and more sustainable and reliable transportation network and to link to a Provincial transportation network.
  • Smart Commute Hamilton is a partnership program lead by Hamilton and regional and local municipalities within the Greater Toronto, Hamilton and Niagara areas.

Primary Funding Sources

  • Net Levy
  • Capital Budget
  • Grants/Subsidies from Provincial and Federal governments and other agencies.

Service Level

  • At standard

 

Performance Measures

2020

How much did you do? (volume)

  • Smart Commute employers: 28
  • Bicycle parking stalls installed: 56
  • Schools participating in Active and Sustainable School Transportation process: 98
  • Development Applications reviewed: 682
  • Kilometers of cycling networks installed: 15.8 (plus 5.4 km of upgraded facilities)

How well did you do it? (quality)

  • SoBi Hamilton recorded over 3,950,000 kilometers travelled and 1,830,000 trips were made on the system since its launch.

Is anyone better off? (impact)

  • Improved mobility options and healthier outcomes through increased pedestrian and cycling activity and thousands of vehicle kilometers travelled avoided, resulting in millions of greenhouse gas emissions saved.

How much did you do? (volume)

  • Smart Commute employers: 28
  • Bicycle parking stalls installed: 40
  • Schools participating in Active and Sustainable School Transportation process: 88
  • Development Applications reviewed: 720
  • Kilometers of cycling networks installed: 9.5 (plus 5 km of upgraded facilities)

How much did you do? (volume)

  • Smart Commute employers: 24
  • Bicycle parking stalls installed: 93
  • Schools participating in Active and Sustainable School Transportation process: 63
  • Development Applications reviewed: 430
  • Kilometers of cycling networks installed: 10

How much did you do? (volume)

  • Completed Transportation Master Plan (2018).
  • Twenty-four Smart Commute employers participating in the program, representing over 92,000 employees and students.
  • 10 new schools started the Active and Sustainable School Transportation planning process, bringing the total involved in the program to 63 schools across the city.
  • 93 bicycle parking stalls Installed.
  • 259 Development Applications reviewed (Feb 2018 – July 2018).
  • Over 10 kilometers of cycling network including bicycle lanes, bicycle paths, and paved shoulders.

How well did you do it? (quality)

  • SoBi Hamilton recorded over 1,800,000 kilometers travelled since its launch in 2015. Over 423,000 trips were made on the system - a 33% increase over 2016.

Is anyone better off? (impact)

  • Improved mobility options and healthier outcomes through increased pedestrian and cycling activity and thousands of vehicle kilometers travelled avoided, resulting in millions of greenhouse gas emissions saved.