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Public Service Announcement

Reminder: Have your say on the Durham Transportation Master Plan update

WHITBY, ON January 09, 2017

The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department invites residents to attend the third round of public information centres (PICs) on the Durham Transportation Master Plan update.

WHEN:

Pickering: Tuesday, Jan. 10, from 5 to 8 p.m., Petticoat Creek Library and Community Centre, Helen Paris Room, 470 Kingston Rd.

Whitby: Tuesday, Jan. 17, from 3 to 8 p.m., Durham Regional Headquarters, Room 1-B, 605 Rossland Rd. E.

Oshawa: Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., UOIT/Durham College Science Building Atrium (UA), 2000 Simcoe St. N.; paid parking in Founders Lot 2

Clarington: Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m., Courtice Secondary School cafeteria, 1717 Nash Rd., Courtice

Scugog: Thursday. Jan. 19, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Scugog Public Library, 231 Water St., Port Perry

WHY:

Durham Region’s Transportation Master Plan (TMP) is a strategic planning document designed to define the policies, programs and infrastructure improvements required to plan for Durham’s future transportation needs.

There has been much change and growth in Durham Region since the plan was originally approved by Regional Council in 2003—more than 14 years ago. Studies and plans related to transit, cycling, trails and other issues have been implemented, but the current TMP outlines plans for growth only until 2021. For these reasons, the Region is currently in the process of updating the TMP. The update will plan for transportation needs to 2031 and beyond, in conjunction with the Regional Official Plan. The update will address all modes of transportation, including walking, cycling, transit, automobiles and goods movement, while enhancing safety, promoting sustainability and minimizing environmental impacts.

Since the study began in August 2014, project staff have engaged hundreds of residents and stakeholders throughout Durham Region. Residents are invited to attend the final round of PICs to review and provide input on the study findings and draft recommendations.

NOTE:

For more information, visit www.durham.ca/tmp.

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