Draft Regional Transportation Plan CommentsSubmission to Metrolinx

Published Nov. 20, 2017
By Nithya Vijayakumar, Lindsay Wiginton

An effectively designed and implemented regional plan can ensure improved transportation options for Greater Toronto and Hamilton area residents, meaningful reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and improved quality of life as we grow our urban centres.

We support the vision and goals outlined in the draft RTP. However, we also think there are areas for improvement in the plan and in the broader governance structures that will ensure its implementation. Whereas the plan presents a long list of laudable actions, many are presented as “proposed” or “to explore.” While this might lead to further study, there are no mechanisms in place to ensure they are pursued, but urgent action is needed in the region. We outline our recommendations in this submission.