Public invited to provide input for the Transportation Master Plan update

The Transportation Master Plan is Ottawa’s blueprint for transportation matters. Over the next few decades, it will guide the planning, funding and implementation of the city’s walking, cycling, transit and road networks.

Since the current master plan was adopted in 2013, Ottawa has continued to prosper and grow. We’re now a city with more than one million people and expected to grow to more than 1.4 million over the next 25 years. The Confederation Line is open and the City is moving ahead with Stage 2 of light rail transit. A noticeable shift toward active transportation is taking place.

Growth brings its own mobility challenges, including traffic congestion, affordability of travel and access needs. With that in mind, the City has started work to update the Transportation Master Plan, reviewing the ways that people, vehicles and goods move through Ottawa. Ottawa is studying how to improve mobility for all, including those with mobility challenges.

The Transportation Master Plan update will take two and a half years with many opportunities for public input. It will include an Origin-Destination survey to gather essential information about how people move through the national capital region.

Until Friday, January 24, Ottawa residents are invited to provide input through a short online questionnaire about what’s most important for the Master Plan update.

Transportation planning decisions affect each and every one of Ottawa’s residents and businesses, no matter how they move through the city. Make sure you have your say. Fill out the questionnaire and sign up for updates at


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