The city is asking for feedback on regional transportation. (File photo)

City of Kelowna looking for region-wide transportation feedback through new survey

The survey will help shape regional transportation planning

The City of Kelowna is hoping to get resident feedback on the state of transportation in the city, as well as through the rest of the Okanagan.

The Connecting our Region survey will allow both locals and businesses to add their voice to the city initiatives to regional transportation planning.

“We are looking for input on a variety of transportation projects, programs and policies across the Central Okanagan that aim to make regional travel more efficient and convenient,” said Rafael Villarreal, the city’s integrated transportation department manager.

“We encourage residents to share their transportation ideas for today and tomorrow as our region continues to grow.”

READ MORE: Bike sharing program says farewell to Kelowna riders

READ MORE: Rules proposed to increase short-term accommodation rentals in Kelowna

Survey results will feed into two main transportation initiatives that look to guide the industry’s future. The first is the regional transportation plan identifies needed investments over the next 20 years. It will be the Central Okanagan’s first region-wide transportation plan.

The second is the Okanagan gateway transportation study that will define future projects, programs and policies that will improve connections to Kelowna airport and UBC Okanagan.

“Transportation across the region is critical to our economic competitiveness, quality of life and the health of our environment,” said Villarreal. “The decisions we make today will significantly influence our future, including jobs, air quality, education, housing and social well-being.”

READ MORE: City of Kelowna looks for feedback on transportation plan

More information can be found at smarttrips.ca.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Lake Country joins celebration of local government professionals

The district joined communities across the province by planting a new tree

Kootnekoff: Nervous about random drug testing?

Are you an employer with workers performing safety sensitive activities, but without… Continue reading

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: Severe thunderstorm watch

Environment Canada forecasts thunder, cloud and rain for one more day

PPC leader wants to appeal to voters’ intelligence

Maxine Bernier says his right-wing populist political movement differs from that of U.S. President Donald Trump and other similar European leaders

Lake Country still investigating cause for water main break

Over 2,500 residences and businesses in Lake Country and Kelowna remain under boil water notice

VIDEO: Canadian breaks women’s world record for longest plank

Dana Glowacka, of Montreal, held a plank for four hours and 20 minutes

New poll suggests one-third don’t want politicians to wear religious symbols

Local politicians shouldn’t be allowed to wear hijabs, crucifixes or turbans on the job, survey suggests

Raptors fans far from home adjust plans to watch pivotal playoff game

Raptors currently lead the playoff series 3-2, and a win Saturday would vault them into NBA finals

PHOTOS: First responders in Fernie rescue baby owl who fell from nest

The baby owl’s inability to fly back to its nest prompted a rescue by first responders

Five takeaways from the Court of Appeal ruling on B.C.’s pipeline law

It’s unclear how many tools are left in B.C.’s toolbox to fight the project

Sit-in on Saturday will protest move to curb loitering in Penticton’s downtown

Nanaimo Square Sit-In is taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Crews respond to smoke at Penticton thrift store

The rooftop A/C unit began filling the building with smoke, prompting them to evacuate

People’s Party of Canada leader talks B.C. trade to Penticton supporters

Maxime Bernier, head of the new federal political party, spoke at Time Winery on Friday

Princeton RCMP recover stolen homework and save the grade

It’s a slightly better excuse than “the dog ate my homework.” Earlier… Continue reading

Most Read