Strategic Transportation Plan

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May 2023 Project Update

We are now in Phase 3 of the development of Coquitlam's new Strategic Transportation Plan. Following engagement last summer and fall, we have developed a draft vision, goals and key themes based on analysis and community input. These were presented to Council on May 11, 2023.

Learn more about the proposed vision, goals and key themes as well as a summary of what we heard during engagement in the project information section.

How to Get Involved

Thank you to everyone who took part in our first round of feedback. From May to early July 2023, we will be out in the community seeking your feedback on the proposed vision and goals of the Strategic Transportation Plan, as well as on the related projects - the Road Safety Strategy and the E-Mobility Strategy. Visit one of our pop-up booths, weigh-in online through our community survey, or register to attend our future of transportation panel discussion:

Reimagining Coquitlam's Transportation Future: A Conversation with Experts

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Douglas College Coquitlam Campus
1250 Pinetree Way – Main Building Lecture Theatre Room A1470

Learn more and register.

Take the Online Survey

This survey is designed to seek your feedback on the Strategic Transportation Plan including the E-Mobility Strategy and Road Safety Strategy. Take the survey.

Complete a Mapping Exercise

Using our mapping tool, tell us about places in Coquitlam where you think road safety could be improved.

About the Strategic Transportation Plan

How we move people and goods in, through and around Coquitlam is changing. So it is time to update our Strategic Transportation Plan to respond to these changes and plan for the challenges ahead by providing a new vision for Coquitlam’s transportation system for the future.

A lot has changed in our community since the current version of the Plan was last adopted in 2012: the Millennium Line Evergreen Extension in 2017; changes to best practices in street design; the need to address climate change mitigation and adaptation; as well as opportunities and challenges associated with emerging technologies.

The Plan update will take place over five phases and be developed through extensive research, best practices, technical analysis and community engagement to create a feasible plan that reflects the needs and priorities of Coquitlam residents, visitors and businesses.

The Plan will also align with other City plans such as the recently completed Environmental Sustainability Plan, and the Climate Action Plan and Economic Development Strategy that are under development as well as align with the City’s commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). It will also integrate two additional strategies being developed in parallel. They are the Road Safety Strategy and E-Mobility Strategy.

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May 2023 Project Update

We are now in Phase 3 of the development of Coquitlam's new Strategic Transportation Plan. Following engagement last summer and fall, we have developed a draft vision, goals and key themes based on analysis and community input. These were presented to Council on May 11, 2023.

Learn more about the proposed vision, goals and key themes as well as a summary of what we heard during engagement in the project information section.

How to Get Involved

Thank you to everyone who took part in our first round of feedback. From May to early July 2023, we will be out in the community seeking your feedback on the proposed vision and goals of the Strategic Transportation Plan, as well as on the related projects - the Road Safety Strategy and the E-Mobility Strategy. Visit one of our pop-up booths, weigh-in online through our community survey, or register to attend our future of transportation panel discussion:

Reimagining Coquitlam's Transportation Future: A Conversation with Experts

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Douglas College Coquitlam Campus
1250 Pinetree Way – Main Building Lecture Theatre Room A1470

Learn more and register.

Take the Online Survey

This survey is designed to seek your feedback on the Strategic Transportation Plan including the E-Mobility Strategy and Road Safety Strategy. Take the survey.

Complete a Mapping Exercise

Using our mapping tool, tell us about places in Coquitlam where you think road safety could be improved.

About the Strategic Transportation Plan

How we move people and goods in, through and around Coquitlam is changing. So it is time to update our Strategic Transportation Plan to respond to these changes and plan for the challenges ahead by providing a new vision for Coquitlam’s transportation system for the future.

A lot has changed in our community since the current version of the Plan was last adopted in 2012: the Millennium Line Evergreen Extension in 2017; changes to best practices in street design; the need to address climate change mitigation and adaptation; as well as opportunities and challenges associated with emerging technologies.

The Plan update will take place over five phases and be developed through extensive research, best practices, technical analysis and community engagement to create a feasible plan that reflects the needs and priorities of Coquitlam residents, visitors and businesses.

The Plan will also align with other City plans such as the recently completed Environmental Sustainability Plan, and the Climate Action Plan and Economic Development Strategy that are under development as well as align with the City’s commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). It will also integrate two additional strategies being developed in parallel. They are the Road Safety Strategy and E-Mobility Strategy.

Stay informed

Sign up to receive updates on this project by clicking the "Subscribe" button under "Stay Informed".

  • Strategic Transportation Plan Update

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    We are now in Phase 3 of Coquitlam’s Strategic Transportation Plan! The first two phases of the new STP's development included extensive engagement, background research and data collection to develop a snapshot of Coquitlam's transportation system and to understand the challenges, gaps, barriers and opportunities moving in, through and around the city.

    2022 Coquitlam Household Travel Survey

    The Coquitlam Household Travel Survey (CHTS) conducted in Fall 2022 provides statistically significant data on how, when and where Coquitlam residents are using the transportation system. Based on the CHTS, 22% of all trips were made by sustainable transportation modes (walking, micromobility and transit). Explore the survey results further using this interactive data visualization tool.

    Engagement Findings: Phases 1 and 2

    Between July and December 2022, the STP project team engaged nearly 1,500 participants through meetings with Advisory Committees, Youth Council and equity deserving groups, a community survey, pop-up booths at civic amenities and events, as well as the Let's Talk Coquitlam engagement platform.

    Engagement findings from Phases 1 and 2 are summarized in the Strategic Transportation Plan What We Heard report, as well as a short summary infographic. The top three themes for barriers and challenges identified were:

    1. Residents want to walk and bike more but are concerned about road safety and comfort of the facilities.
    2. Residents want to take transit more but desire higher frequencies and reliability to improve convenience.
    3. Electric vehicles are gaining in popularity but purchase cost is too expensive for most residents.

    New Vision, Goals and Themes

    Building on the technical analysis and community feedback from the first two phases, the project team developed a draft vision, goals and themes to shape Coquitlam's future transportation network.

    New STP Vision

    In 2050, Coquitlam is a complete and connected community

    that prioritizes the sustainable movement of people and goods

    to support a thriving economy, healthy environment and equitable society

    with accessible, safe and reliable transportation options for all.

    New Citywide Goals by Year 2050

    1. 50% mode share by active transportation and public transit
    2. Zero transportation GHG emissions
    3. Zero serious traffic injuries and fatalities

    New STP Key Themes

    1. Safety and Accessibility for All: Prioritize our most vulnerable road users in all aspects of planning, design, and operations through a Vision Zero approach (goal of eliminating transportation-related serious injuries and fatalities) and create a transportation network with people and business friendly streets that provide accessible options for all ages, incomes and abilities.
    2. Complete and Connected Communities: Create communities with a mix of land uses and compact development that enable residents to easily access key destinations, services, amenities and transit stops within a short journey and without having to depend on a private car.
    3. Sustainable and Innovative Mobility: Support emerging modes of travel and technologies that help overcome Coquitlam's unique challenges, reduce GHGs, manage congestion and seamlessly move people and goods between modes and destinations.
    4. Reliable Transportation Network: Provide residents and businesses with access to a reliable, well-maintained and efficient transportation network.
    5. Fast and Frequent Transit: Ensure most residents have access to faster and more frequent public transit service that is attractive and competitive to personal vehicles and helps free up road space for more efficient movement.
  • Road Safety Strategy

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    In Phases 1 and 2 engagement for the STP, residents identified road safety as a concern that needed to be addressed. As part of the Strategic Transportation Plan, we are developing a Road Safety Strategy that will serve as our roadmap to creating a transportation system designed with safety in mind. The Road Safety Strategy will be guided by the principles of Vision Zero and the Safe Systems Approach.

    Vision Zero is a philosophy that aims to eliminate road fatalities and serious injuries while ensuring safe, healthy, and equitable mobility for all road users. The Safe Systems Approach is a comprehensive process that addresses all aspects of road safety, including human errors, to prevent predictable and preventable traffic injuries and fatalities. The Safe Systems Approach considers all aspects of road safety, from Road Users, Vehicles, Speeds, Roads and Roadsides, Land Use and Mobility Planning, and Post-Crash Care, to build a safer Coquitlam.

    The objectives of the Road Safety Strategy are to:

    1. Articulate a vision for road safety for Coquitlam
    2. Identify safety improvements for the City’s transportation network
    3. Create a plan for implementing both short and long-term actions

    Over the coming months, the Coquitlam Road Safety Strategy will be developed based on analysis of crash data from ICBC and Police Reports, input from public and stakeholder engagement, and review of industry best practices and evidence-based research. The Strategy will provide a series of proven actions that align with the Vision, Targets, and Themes of the Strategic Transportation Plan, with a focus on reducing fatal and life altering injury crashes to zero within the city.

  • E-Mobility Strategy

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    The E-Mobility Strategy will focus the City’s priorities for e-mobility policy and program development which will be included as part of the Strategic Transportation Plan update, while remaining flexible enough to support new forms of mobility and technology Innovations. The E-Mobility Strategy will include short- and long-term actions to better prepare the City for a rapidly changing market that has seen electric bicycles (e-bikes), electric-scooters (e-scooters), seated power scooters and electric vehicles gain increasing popularity around the world. The City is currently working on a Shared Micromobility Pilot that will make rentable e-bikes and e-scooters available to the public in Summer 2023. Learn more at coquitlam.ca/escooter.

    The goals of the E-Mobility Strategy are to increase both electric vehicle and e-micromobility adoption, to increase transportation choices and shared vehicle use, and reduce reliance on private vehicles. The expected benefits range from reduced greenhouse gas emissions, healthier lifestyles, less congestion (due to reduced private vehicle use) and lower household transportation costs (due to lower reliance on private vehicles).

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