Age Friendly Transportation Plan

Age Friendly Transportation Plan

Age Friendly Transportation

Simply put, the Age-Friendly Transportation Plan it is an over-arching guide that seeks to improve all aspects of the transportation network for persons of all ages and abilities. This can include nature trails, sidewalks and crossings, cycling paths, traffic speeds, public transit, and much more...

This plan reviewed and updated every two to three years to account for completed projects, new projects and changing conditions. In the time since the Age-Friendly Transportation Plan and the Cycling Plan were adopted, the Town has implemented several of the priority projects in each plan.

A key component of the Plan is a prioritized list of transportation projects throughout Qualicum Beach. Projects ranked as the highest priority are those that will best achieve the Town’s objectives for mobility and safety, and provide the greatest “return on investment.” These priorities provide a basis for Town staff, decision makers, stakeholders and others to plan, budget and implement transportation projects.

What is "Age-Friendly"
Although the focus in developing an Age-Friendly Transportation Plan may be improving safety and mobility for seniors, the plan also considers all vulnerable road users of all ages, including:

  • Seniors
  • Children and youth
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Pedestrians
  • Cyclists

The Plan So Far

  • Plan Introduced - 2013
  • Plan Updated - 2014 with an update of priorities and new projects - here
  • Plan Updated - 2016 with an update of priorities and new projects - here
  • Plan Updated - 2017 with new projects and the 2009 Cycling Plan - here
  • Plan Updates - 2019 - plan accepted in March 2020 - (agenda and minutes)
  • Plan Updates - due Spring 2024... Stay tuned.

Luke Sales, MCIP, RPP
Director of Planning

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