In the final stretch of planning Kelowna’s transportation future

September 29, 2021

News Release

Following a broad, multi-year technical and community engagement process, the draft 2040Transportation Master Plan (TMP) is being shared with the public, and we want to hear from Kelowna residents to help further refine and finalize the plan. 

“The level of engagement we have received from the public has been vital in creating the draft 2040 Transportation Master Plan,” says Mariah VanZerr, Strategic Transportation Planning Manager. “The recommendations in the draft plan have been directly shaped by the feedback we have heard to date.” 

The draft 2040 TMP sets the direction for a vibrant city where people and places are conveniently connected by diverse transportation options. It is a long-term plan for transportation improvements that will help keep Kelowna moving, now and into the future. 

The draft plan has set targets for 2040 that we can all work together to achieve. Targets include doubling transit ridership, quadrupling the number of trips made by bicycle, and reducing the average distance each person drives by 20 per cent. These targets are ambitious, yet achievable with the actions proposed in the plan.

“Since launch in early 2018, four major public and stakeholder engagements, and more than 3,000 survey respondents have helped shape the plan content and recommendations,” said VanZerr. “Now that the draft 2040 TMP is available, we need to hear from residents to make sure we got it right.”

The draft 2040 TMP will put the Imagine Kelowna community vision into action to help realize the vision for the community of a vibrant, sustainable and inclusive Kelowna. The draft 2040 TMP was also developed in close coordination with other long-range plans, including the 2040 Official Community Plan, 20-Year Servicing Plan, and Regional Transportation Plan.

Visit getinvolved.kelowna.ca/tmp before Oct. 20 to provide feedback on the draft 2040 TMP by completing a short questionnaire or signing up for a virtual focus group and be entered to win a $100 gift card! 

Public feedback will help refine and finalize the plan. The final plan is anticipated to be completed and presented to Council for endorsement later this year.  

For more information, visit kelowna.ca/transportation2040.