Our Kelowna as we move: 2040 Transportation Master Plan

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Steering the future of transportation in Kelowna

The long-range Transportation Master Plan (TMP) will identify the transportation investments needed in Kelowna over the next 20 years to create a safe, cost-effective and sustainable transportation network.

The planning process has included an assessment of the existing transportation system, including roadway, cycling, pedestrian and transit networks. It's considered existing travel patterns and behaviour, future travel conditions, estimates for changing technologies and the Official Community Plan's future land use assumptions. The plan will also include an implementation approach and evaluation tools.

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Steering the future of transportation in Kelowna

The long-range Transportation Master Plan (TMP) will identify the transportation investments needed in Kelowna over the next 20 years to create a safe, cost-effective and sustainable transportation network.

The planning process has included an assessment of the existing transportation system, including roadway, cycling, pedestrian and transit networks. It's considered existing travel patterns and behaviour, future travel conditions, estimates for changing technologies and the Official Community Plan's future land use assumptions. The plan will also include an implementation approach and evaluation tools.

How to get involved

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Vision & goals

Our Imagine Kelowna community vision helped shaped the draft 2040 Transportation Master Plan vision and goals. These vision and goals were then refined during Phase 1 public engagement. Council endorsed Imagine Kelowna in July 2018, and the community vision has guided the development of long-term plans such as the Transportation Master Plan and Official Community Plan.

TMP vision

Kelowna will be a city with vibrant urban centres where people and places are conveniently connected by diverse transportation options that help us transition from our car-centric culture.

TMP goals

Improve safety
Protect the environment
Enhance travel affordability
Foster a growing community
Enhance urban centres
Improve health
Optimize travel times
Support livable communities
Promote inclusive transportation
Improve travel choices
Be innovative and flexible
Ensure value for public investment


  • Pick your path to 2040

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    As Kelowna grows, where new homes will be built and how we will all get around will largely be shaped by the decisions we make today. Residents are invited to participate in an interactive exhibit starting June 2 to experience which scenario for Kelowna 2040 reflects the tradeoffs they choose.

    “By using a unique format in which Kelowna residents can see how their decisions affect which scenario for Kelowna they arrive at, we hope to give a sample of how future growth might affect neighbourhoods, development and infrastructure decisions made today,” said Danielle Noble-Brandt, Policy and Planning Department Manager. “The exhibit and survey are components of the public engagement for the Official Community Plan update and Transportation Master Plan process, and this interactive exhibit will demonstrate to residents how these long-term plans impact their lives today.”

    Residents can participate in the exhibit at the following locations:

    June 2
    Stuart Park, 1430 Water Street
    10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    June 4 & 5
    Okanagan College Centre for Learning, Campus West Road
    3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

    June 6 & 7
    Rutland Centennial Hall, 180 Rutland Road North
    3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

    Residents unable to attend the exhibit can shape Our Kelowna as we Grow by participating online from June 1 to June 30 at kelowna.ca/imaginenext.

    “By 2040, Kelowna will be home to 50,000 more people. The four growth options are based on the public input gathered throughout the unprecedented engagement for the community’s strategic vision known as Imagine Kelowna,” said Noble-Brandt. “This is the ideal time for residents to be informed, get involved and imagine their influence on Our Kelowna.”

    Based on public input, analysis and research, a preferred growth scenario will be selected for Council’s consideration this fall. The scenario will provide context for the corresponding policy directions recommended in the 2040 Official Community Plan and the Transportation Master Plan.

    For more information and resources, visit kelowna.ca/imaginenext.

  • Steer the direction of the Transportation Master Plan

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    Residents are invited to provide input online and in person on the draft vision and goals for Kelowna’s Transportation Master Plan, which will guide strategic transportation investments the City will make over the next 20 years.

    The survey will launch on March 26 and be open online until April 15 at getinvolved.kelowna.ca.

    Staff will be available to discuss the plan and answer questions at two upcoming open house events:

    Thursday, April 5

    4 – 6:30 p.m.

    Capital News Centre (4105 Gordon Drive)

    Saturday, April 7

    12 – 2 p.m.

    Orchard Park Shopping Centre, near the Gap and Purdy’s (2271 Harvey Avenue)

    “The plan’s draft vision and goals were developed based on best practices and public input generated through extensive engagement for the Imagine Kelowna community visioning process,” said Mariah VanZerr, Strategic Transportation Planning Manager. “Since the vision and goals will form the foundation of the plan and be used to inform investment priorities, this is a key time for the public to get involved in shaping the future of our transportation network.”

    The plan, strategies and implementation approach are expected to be delivered in 2019. Additional opportunities for public input will be on-going throughout the two-year planning process.

    For more information on the Transportation Master Plan, visit kelowna.ca/imaginenext.