The County...on the Move! PEC's Transportation Master Plan & Cycling Master Plan

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In November 2019, Prince Edward County initiated the development of a Transportation Master Plan and a Cycling Master Plan. Both plans will be completed using a similar process and the outcomes and recommendations will be combined into a comprehensive set of planning policy, infrastructure and implementation tools which means that:

  1. There will be a clear set of recommendations on where and how transportation will be improved;
  2. There will be policies in place to support the improvements and to address long-term community needs; and
  3. There will be strategies to help the County determine how to build, pay for and promote transportation County-wide.

Together the transportation master plan and the cycling master plan will be implemented to achieve a common vision for the future of transportation within Prince Edward County:

Prince Edward County is committed to developing a well-connected multi-modal transportation network that is equitable, sustainable and accessible. The transportation network will help to achieve and be supportive of a smart rural community. The transportation network of tomorrow will enhance the quality of life for all residents while preserving the cultural history of Prince Edward County.

The County has retained WSP Canada Group Limited (WSP) to develop both the Transportation Master Plan and Cycling Master Plan, which are expected to be completed by December 2020.

Have Your Say!

  • How do you think transportation should be improved throughout Prince Edward County?
  • How can you be better accommodated to walk, cycle or be active more often?
  • How do you think Prince Edward County should prioritize changes to the transportation system?

We want and need your feedback in order to create a set of transportation-related master plans that reflect the unique elements of the County and the future that its residents and visitors want to achieve. To learn more about the individual projects please click on the FAQ's below.

In November 2019, Prince Edward County initiated the development of a Transportation Master Plan and a Cycling Master Plan. Both plans will be completed using a similar process and the outcomes and recommendations will be combined into a comprehensive set of planning policy, infrastructure and implementation tools which means that:

  1. There will be a clear set of recommendations on where and how transportation will be improved;
  2. There will be policies in place to support the improvements and to address long-term community needs; and
  3. There will be strategies to help the County determine how to build, pay for and promote transportation County-wide.

Together the transportation master plan and the cycling master plan will be implemented to achieve a common vision for the future of transportation within Prince Edward County:

Prince Edward County is committed to developing a well-connected multi-modal transportation network that is equitable, sustainable and accessible. The transportation network will help to achieve and be supportive of a smart rural community. The transportation network of tomorrow will enhance the quality of life for all residents while preserving the cultural history of Prince Edward County.

The County has retained WSP Canada Group Limited (WSP) to develop both the Transportation Master Plan and Cycling Master Plan, which are expected to be completed by December 2020.

Have Your Say!

  • How do you think transportation should be improved throughout Prince Edward County?
  • How can you be better accommodated to walk, cycle or be active more often?
  • How do you think Prince Edward County should prioritize changes to the transportation system?

We want and need your feedback in order to create a set of transportation-related master plans that reflect the unique elements of the County and the future that its residents and visitors want to achieve. To learn more about the individual projects please click on the FAQ's below.

What is the Cycling Master Plan? 

The creation of Prince Edward County’s Cycling Master Plan was approved by Council in 2019. The Plan as proposed imagines a future for Prince Edward County where trails and cycling routes are well connected, and where cycling provides a viable transportation option for residents and visitors alike. The Cycling Master Plan aims to identify ways to better connect the County’s existing trails with key destinations in the community and develop several policies and programs to support and encourage cycling. 

How can I participate? 

There are many ways to participateJoin the conversation here by registering on this site and engaging with our online tools throughout the projectTake our online survey. And/or attend one of our public meetings.  We look forward to hearing what you have to say! 

When will the project be completed? 

The Cycling Master Plan will be completed by the end of 2020. 

What parts of the municipality will the project look at? 

The Cycling Master Plan is a plan for all of Prince Edward County.  The goal of this project is to expand Prince Edward County’s cycling network to all corners of the Countyproviding safe and accessible options for cycling in both the rural and urban areas all across the municipality. 

Who is this project for? 

Prince Edward County’s Cycling Master Plan is a project for everyone.  By coming together to create a bicycle-friendly future for Prince Edward Countywe are working to provide options for healthy, active living and more ways for people to move so they don't have to drive.  This benefits everyone in our communities by helping to reduce trafficsave money, improve local air quality, support local economies and makes travel easier and safer for those who can’t drive, especially children. 

What can cycling do for Prince Edward County? 

By developing a bicycle friendly Countywe are working toward providing more transportation options to Prince Edward County residents and creating important facilities for recreation and exerciseCycling supports active lifestyles, improves physical and mental healthprotects our environment and is fun!  Building bicycle friendly neighbourhoods that encourage more people to use bicycles may also contribute to our community’s prosperity by reducing traffic congestion, reducing transportation and health costscontributing to vibrant neighbourhoods and encouraging spending at nearby local businesses. As our County’s population continues to growespecially in our urban areas, cycling can provide a quick, reliable alternative to drivinghelping to reduce traffic and improve community cohesion within the County. 

How is the Cycling Master Plan funded?

80% of the funding for the project is from the Province through a grant called the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Program, and the remaining 20% is provided through the County's budget.

Cycling Master Plan FAQ & Comments

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