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April 10, 2017
Rubber hits the road on updating Oxford County's Transportation Master Plan

Public input is being welcomed on all transportation systems in Oxford County


Whether you travel by foot, bike, car, bus or train, Oxford County is looking for your input on the topic of transportation.

The County is updating the Transportation Master Plan to help steer programs and investments for the next 20 years and beyond.

Gathering information from residents who use the transportation systems every day is key to creating an informed Transportation Master Plan. Now is the time to bring up any transportation challenges you have experienced in Oxford or to offer ideas on opportunities for improvement. An online survey has been launched that should only take a few minutes to fill out, but leaves plenty of opportunity for feedback. The survey will be open until May 15.

Paper copies of the survey are also available to fill out at the Oxford County Administration Building at 21 Reeve St. Woodstock.

Along with the online survey, two in-person opportunities for discussion will be held in this month:


Thursday, April 20, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

Future Oxford Expo
Oxford Auditorium, Woodstock
875 Nellis St., Woodstock

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Tillsonburg Community Centre
45 Hardy Ave., Tillsonburg


Two more public input dates will be scheduled in the fall in other areas of the County.

Residents can also use the Speak Up, Oxford! online town hall to learn more about the Transportation Master Plan and leave comments.

Aside from public input, Oxford County is working with Paradigm Transportation Solutions to collect traffic data in the County that will help inform the updated Transportation Master Plan.


Comment

Melissa Abercrombie, Manager of Engineering Services, Oxford County

“Being at the cross roads of major highways means a responsibility to keep people and products moving in and out of the County efficiently. At the same time, we know there is increasing demand for more sustainable forms of transportation like walking, cycling and even electric vehicles. Gathering input from as many members of the community as possible will help us achieve the right balance of the community’s transportation needs for the future."


Background

Oxford County has initiated an update to the 2009 Transportation Master Plan (TMP) to help guide the County’s transportation programs and investments for the next 20 years and beyond. The Transportation Master Plan will:

  • Identify existing and future transportation deficiencies, considering travel demand and supply for various modes of travel throughout the County;
  • Identify rural and urban transportation issues;
  • Assess strategic transportation service options for roads and other travel modes;
  • Consider transportation demand management strategies aimed at promoting alternative modes of transportation;
  • Develop a transportation strategy to address population and employment growth over the next 20 years; and
  • Develop a practical and financially achievable implementation plan that supports economic and environmental sustainability while achieving the mobility need of the County.


Social media and online content

Speak Up, Oxford! – Transportation Master Plan

Facebook: Oxford County

Twitter: Oxford County

www.oxfordcounty.ca/newsroom


About Oxford County

Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County has a population of approximately 114,000 people across eight municipalities that are “growing stronger together” through a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government incorporated as the County of Oxford. Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to becoming a zero waste community and achieving 100% renewable energy by 2050. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture is a key industry that serves as a springboard for some of the sustainable industries that are steadily diversifying the local economy. Oxford County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock, Ontario. Visit www.oxfordcounty.ca or follow our social media sites at www.oxfordcounty.ca/social. Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at oxfordcounty.ca/strategicplan.


Contact

Adam Nyp | Strategic Communication & Engagement
519.539.9800, ext. 3529 | anyp@oxfordcounty.ca


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