What is a Transportation Master Plan (TMP)?
A TMP is a long-range plan that integrates transportation infrastructure needs for existing and future land uses based on environmental assessment (EA) planning principles. TMPs examine a transportation system or group of related projects to outline a framework for planning for subsequent projects and/or developments. Preparing a TMP for the east side of the City will help to establish the need and justification for specific transportation projects and will outline a set of recommended transportation improvements throughout a study area which can be implemented over time. At minimum, TMPs address Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class EA process.
What is the scope of the East Side Transportation Study?
The East Side Transportation Study will assess transportation infrastructure needs and priorities associated with development planned east of the Trent Severn Waterway and growth within the east portion of the City. This study will include recommendations for improvements to the roadway and active transportation network within (and potentially beyond) the study area. This study will also consider the potential need for improvements to the existing crossing of the Trent Severn Waterway in the vicinity of McFarlane Street. The East Side TMP will be completed in accordance with Approach #1 of the Master Planning process, as outlined in Appendix 4 of the Municipal Class EA document.
To support development within the Liftlock Secondary Plan Area, improvements to Ashburnham Drive may be required to accommodate planned growth, including a possible realignment of the existing roadway, and extension from McFarlane Avenue to Parkhill Road East. The findings of the East Side Transportation Study are expected to confirm the need for these modifications, at which time the City may proceed with Phases 3 and 4 of the Municipal Class EA process to complete the planning and redesign of Ashburnham Drive.
How can I get involved in the study?
Consultation is key to the Municipal Class EA planning process and opportunities to share information will be offered throughout the study. A webmap and survey are currently available on this webpage for you to identify and comment on specific areas within the study area. Additional opportunities to review study information and to provide your feedback will be provided as the study progresses.
How can I reach the study team?
Should you have any comments or questions, and/or wish to receive future notifications regarding this study, please email the study team (EastSideTS@peterborough.ca) or contact:
Gene Chartier, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., FITE
Vice President and Chief Development Officer
Paradigm Transportation Solutions Limited
Tel: 416.479.9684 ext. 501
Senior Project Manager
City of Peterborough Transportation Division
705742-7777 ext. 1867