Connecting Our Region
The Regional Transportation Plan will help shape the future of the Central Okanagan region by identifying the transportation investments that will be needed over the next 20 years.
Strengthening economic competitiveness and quality of life
Transportation across the region provides a vital connection to jobs, markets, health care, education, recreation, shopping, emergency services and family and friends. Currently, 24 per cent of all trips in the Central Okanagan cross municipal boundaries, as people travel from one community to another to access services and employment.
The economic, social and environmental issues affecting all our communities are directly impacted by the transportation choices we make as a region. Better regional transportation can mean a stronger economy and quality of life.
- Vision, goals and regional transportation network (2018)
- Existing and future conditions (2019)
- Transportation scenarios (2019)
- Governance and implementation strategy (2020)
- Plan development (2020)
A transportation system that connects people to regional destinations within the Central Okanagan and beyond, supporting and enhancing the region’s economy, social networks, and natural ecosystem.
Economic growth: supports regional economic growth
Quality of life:
Public consultation will take place throughout the planning process. Stay up to date on input opportunities at smartTRIPS.ca.
In the spring of 2019, we launched Let’s Talk Transportation, a regional conversation event and an online questionnaire, to understand the values and interests of Central Okanagan residents and obtain input on potential transportation options.
On April 24, 2019, 90 people from across the region gathered at the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO) to take part in an in-depth conversation about the future of transportation in the region.
To broaden the engagement, we sought input from the general public through a multipart, in-depth questionnaire posted to the smartTRIPS website. In total, 577 people shared their thoughts and opinions.