Integrated Transportation Master Plan Project

Latest News
Archived News
Contact Information
Additional Resources
Useful Links

Welcome to the Integrated Transportation Master Plan (ITMP) project for Bowen Island!

Following the vision and policies set out in the Official Community Plan, the ITMP will integrate planning for:

  • Multiple modes of transportation
  • Transportation and land use
  • Demand management

     

The ITMP will be built upon a community vision to create a more efficient and sustainable transportation system for the island.  If you live, work, or visit on Bowen Island, your feedback is valuable for creating a better ITMP.

Get involved!  Check back regularly for upcoming engagement initiatives.  You can also participate in the Discussions on PlaceSpeak, and access more information from the Resources below.

The ITMP project has five phases taking place over one and a half years:


Latest news

December 19, 2016: After a successful summer of community engagement, we brought your concerns and ideas to a Council Workshop in November.  With the additional feedback from Mayor and Council, the ITMP Project Team is gearing up for a busy winter of research and plan development.  The first draft of the plan is expected to be ready for public review at an open house in early spring 2017.


Additional Resources

ITMP Information Brochure

Phase 3 Summary

Stantec Report - August 10, 2016

Phase 2 Snapshot

Open House Display Boards

ITMP Background Report

ITMP Review Summary

ITMP Public Engagement Plan

ITMP Terms of Reference

Bowen Island Transportation Guide

Translink North Shore Area Transit Plan

Planning Healthy Communities Fact Sheet

Improving Travel Options Small & Rural Communities


Useful links

TransLink
www.translink.ca

BC Ferries
www.bcferries.ca

ICBC Road Safety
www.icbc.com/road-safety/Pages/default.aspx

Improving transportation in Small and Rural Communities-Transport Canada
www.fcm.ca/Documents/tools/GMF/Transport_Canada/ImprovingTravelSmallRura...

Bike Sharing - CycleHop
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-to-launch-bike-...

Carpooling Spare Rides app launches in Vancouver
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/carpooling-spare-rides-ap...

Veemos - Part Car Part Bike
http://www.nationalobserver.com/2016/02/23/news/part-bike-part-car-velom...


Archived news

Neighbourhood Meet-Ups: The ITMP Project is coming to a neighbourhood near you!

There will be a friendly meet-up to discuss transportation topics on the west side of the island:

Saturday, October 1st
10 am - 12 pm
822 Captains Way

The ITMP Project Team will bring background information, snacks and refreshments.  You bring your unique perspective and ideas! 


 

The ITMP Project is coming to a neighbourhood near you!

Throughout the summer, neighbourhoods across the island will be hosting friendly meet-ups to discuss specific transportation topics.  The ITMP Project Team will bring background information, snacks and refreshments.  You bring your unique perspective and ideas!

ITMP Receives PlanH Grant

The Integrated Transportation Master Plan (ITMP) has received a $5,000 grant from PlanH to help develop a healthier built environment.  PlanH, implemented by BC Healthy Communities Society, facilitates local government learning, partnership development and planning for healthier communities where we live, learn, work and play. Working together with health authorities, UBCM and the Ministry of Health, PlanH supports Healthy Families BC, the Province’s health promotion strategy.

Earlier this month, the grant helped fund a successful Multi-Stakeholder Workshop with a focus on active transportation.  The workshop brought together a diversity of stakeholders to share concerns, ideas, and possible improvements for Bowen Island transportation.  The grant will also help fund ITMP community engagement events throughout the summer, as well as capacity and partnership building. 

What will your life on Bowen Island look like 20 years from now?

How would you like it to look?

Bowen Island's Integrated Transportation Master Plan (ITMP) is a long range plan that identifies and coordinates transportation priorities over the next 20 years.

The first important piece of the project is the Travel Snapshot questionnaire that was conducted in the month of April. The survey looked at travel patterns; how and why we travel both on and off the Island. Respondents were also able to share their thoughts about areas of improvement that need to be considered within the ITMP. We had strong public feedback - approximately 20% of households responded to the survey. Those that participated were entered to win fantastic prizes from Cocoa West, BC Ferries, Peter King's Downtown Express bus, Cormorant Marine water taxi, Zoom Zoom Bowen, Translink Compass cards, and USSC parking tokens.

In the coming weeks there will be plenty of opportunities to engage, learn more, and have your voice counted. Islanders are in a unique position to help make the blueprint for the way Bowen Island moves forward in creating new and sustainable transportation options and to improve upon the ones that we have.

During the month of May, the ITMP Team held information sessions at the ferry docks, at the Legion Community Lunch and at BICS for a mini muni hall. There was also a stakeholder workshop held at Municipal Hall in June.

Phase 2 Wrap-Up

Phase 2 is now complete. Read the Background Report and Phase 2 Snapshot.


Contact Information

Please contact the ITMP Project Team if you have any questions or comments. We look forward to your ideas!

E-mail: transportation2017@bimbc.ca
Phone: 604-947-4255

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