The Big Move Regional Transportation Plan

2007 - 2008

Toronto, Ontario

award icon 2009 Canadian Institute of Planners Awards of Excellence in Transportation & Infrastructure

Retained by Metrolinx, a transportation agency created by the Government of Ontario, Urban Strategies and the consultant team were charged with developing a bold, transformational and sustainable Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.


Framed around a series of discussion topics which create the basis for the RTP, Urban Strategies took the lead in developing the topic papers Towards Sustainable Transportation, and Mobility Hubs. We identified emerging transportation trends and discussed innovative and creative strategies for improving mobility in the region: from creating consumer-focused transit service to integrating land use and transit decisions.

The RTP recognizes the pressing need to improve mobility of all kinds: public transit, active transportation, private vehicular and goods movement, and focuses on creating a strategic, long-term vision for a coordinated transportation system across the entire region. Urban Strategies also played an active role in the development of the final RTP document.


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