Centre Wellington Transportation Master Plan

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Consultation has concluded

Step one through four outlining how the project will take place.

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THE PLAN

The Township has developed a long-range transportation master plan to improve how all modes (walking, cycling, driving, etc.) move in and around the Township! The plan was endorsed by Township Council on May 27, 2019 and the Township has published the Notice of Study Completion for a 45-day review period in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process. Comments on the final plan will be accepted until July 22, 2019. The plan builds upon work previously completed by the Township including the Official Plan, Strategic Plan and Trails Master Plan as well as past transportation related initiatives.


THE PROCESS

  1. Assess existing conditions and identify transportation improvements
  2. Assess bypass, transit, parking and traffic calming alternatives and identify policy improvements
  3. Prepare the Transportation Master Plan report and implementation plan. Ensure that this plan is integrated with other municipal plans


From the beginning of the study in 2017, the Transportation Master Plan involved extensive public and agency consultation. Public Open Houses were held on October 17, 2017 and April 4, 2018. At this meeting, display boards were presented that showcased how the project is progressing, along with the feedback compiled to date.

In June 2018, Council received the draft Transportation Master Plan for review. View the draft plan here.

On May 27, 2019, the final Transportation Master Plan document was endorsed by Township Council. View the final plan here.

WE GO - Centrally Located, Locally Moving


THE PLAN

The Township has developed a long-range transportation master plan to improve how all modes (walking, cycling, driving, etc.) move in and around the Township! The plan was endorsed by Township Council on May 27, 2019 and the Township has published the Notice of Study Completion for a 45-day review period in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process. Comments on the final plan will be accepted until July 22, 2019. The plan builds upon work previously completed by the Township including the Official Plan, Strategic Plan and Trails Master Plan as well as past transportation related initiatives.


THE PROCESS

  1. Assess existing conditions and identify transportation improvements
  2. Assess bypass, transit, parking and traffic calming alternatives and identify policy improvements
  3. Prepare the Transportation Master Plan report and implementation plan. Ensure that this plan is integrated with other municipal plans


From the beginning of the study in 2017, the Transportation Master Plan involved extensive public and agency consultation. Public Open Houses were held on October 17, 2017 and April 4, 2018. At this meeting, display boards were presented that showcased how the project is progressing, along with the feedback compiled to date.

In June 2018, Council received the draft Transportation Master Plan for review. View the draft plan here.

On May 27, 2019, the final Transportation Master Plan document was endorsed by Township Council. View the final plan here.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

If you have a question about our transportation study or transit around Centre Wellington Township, please post that here and we will answer.  

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    Your survey of parking needs in Elora ignores the needs of permanent citizens and business owners who require more than two hour parking in the downtown core. With parking at such a premium, it has always been an issue for any previous development, I'm puzzled how you could give away such a valuable resource as the parking lot on Geddes street across from the Liquor store.? Why do you think that increased regulation will make up for your largess? Why do you keep making up different versions of this Master Plan almost on a yearly basis and at what cost? Why was the Pearle development not directed to provide for adequate parking within the confines of their development without adding to the parking pressures in the downtown core?

    newcomer asked about 2 years ago

    Thank you for your questions on the Transportation Master Plan and parking in downtown Elora.  There has been no loss of parking spaces in downtown Elora and the Pearle Hospitality development has provided adequate on-site parking as required by the Township’s zoning bylaw.  With the addition of the new Metcalfe Street parking lot beside the LCBO and changes from angle/parallel parking to perpendicular parking, there has been a gain of around 37 parking spaces in that area.  This gain offsets the parking spaces eventually lost at the Little Folks lot.  Pearle Hospitality also built a 200 space parking lot west of the Little Folk Administration building (now referred to as the Foundry) for their customers.  Their longer term parking plans for the Pearle Hospitality properties on the south side of the river show a multi-level parking structure, surface parking lots, and underground parking as the site develops. 

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    With the increase in development along growth, and no public transit from Elora to Fergus, can a modified asphalt track (or even a sidewalk) be built on one side of Mill St E for walkers, cyclists, scooters, etc? The existing trail is not appropriate for walkers and scooters to make this trip as it is not lit, not snow cleared, and unsafe for lone walkers and women. This effort would increase walkability and reduce emissions and would encourage more walking in the area. There are many services in Fergus that Elora does not have, that people need to access: especially those without access to cars or driving.

    Walker asked over 2 years ago

    Thank you so much for your question.  I have reached out to staff to see if there is anything in the works, I will get back to you shortly on a response!

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    Is there a plan to have a truck bypass for Elora? The main st has changed drastically for the worse in the past few years with large subdivisions and ever increasing truck traffic. The old town core where many families also reside and have small businesses is being destroyed by the increase of traffic, and the increase of traffic noise. You cannot stand on the main street and talk without having to shout due to the competition of constant truck noise. We need a bypass between Salem and Alma for the trucks to reach hwy 6. Using the main st (Geddes) of Elora as a main truck route seems to be a bad idea for the community as a whole. The large gravel trucks and tractor trailers are eroding our bridges and weight restrictions are being ignored.

    OldTownie2018 asked over 2 years ago

    Good morning, and thank you for your question.  Geddes Street and Metcalfe Street fall under the County's jurisdiction.  We are not aware of any plans at the County level to prohibit heavy truck traffic from these streets.  I am providing the County's Operations Managers email here, so that if you would like to ask these questions to them - you can do so.  paulj@wellington.ca.  Thanks again for reaching out!

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    Do you have a plan made out where these will lie. If you are using busses etc.

    Marcia asked over 2 years ago

    There is no set plan at this time where the actual transportation lines will lie if we move forward with transit of any kind.  If it is deemed necessary to move forward with a bus line, we would look into this further along with public input before proceeding with bus transportation in the future.  Thanks! 

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    Are school buses being looked at for transportation as well? With the growing subdivisions on the north end there are many children that walk 30 minutes to school because of schools having zero buses. Older kids attending John black is close to an hour walk and Victoria terrace is 20. In the winter this is dangerous. Please add school transportation into a discussion.

    CwNrthSv asked over 2 years ago

    Thanks for your comments.  Bus transportation is arranged by the school board.  I would suggest reaching out to them with any concerns with children getting to school.

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    As a home owner on Hill St E I see a lot of traffic going down our street because there are no stop signs. With this said our street is a mess from what looks like lines over the years being put it. It makes it really noisy when the trailers and some larger trucks use it. I have also almost been hit with cars not recognizing that it is not a four way stop. Are there any plans in the near future for the repaying of our street. Also wonder if there are any plans for future bus transport to Guelph.

    Christine asked over 2 years ago

    Thanks for your question.  I have reached out to staff and will advise in response to the Hill Street question and a four way stop, as well as the repaving of your street.  I will follow up when I hear back.  In response to the future bus transport to Guelph, that is all part of our master plan that will come forward to Council in September.  Thanks!

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    I am so happy that the township is looking into transit. A public transit system is essential for combating isolation and bolstering independence, especially for seniors.

    Liz asked over 2 years ago

    Thanks for your comments, I have shared them with staff!


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    In a the recent Well Advertiser (Mayor's notes) it is mentioned that a new bridge across the Grand River is under consideration. Could you indicate some of the bypass choices to E or W of Fergus that are possibilities so that citizens may provide feedback on the potential choices.

    CWpeter asked over 2 years ago

    Great question.  The consultant has identified another bridge over the Grand River as a means to take congestion off of the existing bridges.  However this has not been approved by Council, and would have to be brought forward after the plan is approved by staff if that would be in which the way the Township would consider moving forward.  As of right now, the transportation master plan is in draft format, and out for public consideration.  If Council directs staff to look into another bridge as a possibility, we will definitely reach out to the public for thier feedback.  Thanks!

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    I would love if this beautiful place would consider getting Uber! I think if the younger residents that are continuing to move to the area would band together... We could make this dream come true. A lot of people commute to Guelph, Orangeville, and other cities. Not to mention we would get Uber Eats!!! Who doesn't love delivery! Has the city looked into Uber or considered looking at what the Town of Innisfil did with their partnership?

    Dan asked over 2 years ago

    Great question!  As part of the draft Transportation Master Plan, found under the documents, Uber and other ride sharing options were put in the plan.  We have been following Innisfil closely to see how it works for them.  Check out the draft plan, this will be coming back to Council in the fall for follow up!  

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    What are you doing about the intersection at Beatty Line and St. Andrew St.? Cars have to pull way out to see what is coming from down town. They block the cross walk and make it difficult to make a left turn on to Beatty Line. Also this needs to be done now before all the traffic starts from the new hospital and new subdivisions.

    Bob asked over 2 years ago

    Thank you for your comments on the Beatty Line and St. Andrew St. intersection.  This intersection has been identified for improvements through the various traffic studies completed for the Wellington County Campus lands, which include the new Groves Hospital, and Storybrook subdivision.  The intersection improvements could include the addition of traffic signals and turning lanes.  This section of St. Andrew St. is the responsibility of Wellington County while Beatty Line is a Township of Centre Wellington street.  The County and Township will be working together to design and construct the intersection improvements.  In terms of timing, I would estimate that the intersection improvements would be completed within the next 3-5 years as recommended through the traffic studies.  We have passed along your comments to the County of Wellington so they are also aware of your concerns.