City council has approved the Transportation Master Plan.
Council voted unanimously to support the plan, which has been two years in the making.
Staff had taken a final draft back to the public for feedback and conducted 490 surveys. Seventy-six per cent of respondents said they somewhat or strongly agreed the TMP captures community sentiment and achieves its purpose. Fifteen per cent were neutral and the other nine per cent disagreed. Comments from those who disagreed noted transit and cycling systems were not strong enough.
“While they like the plan, they’re not sure the city’s there yet,” City of Kamloops engineer manager Deven Matkowski said.
No changes were made. Council unanimously supported the plan, which brings together previous transportation plans and emphasizes alternative modes to driving.
Absent in the plan are proposals for the Singh Street bridge and Sixth Avenue underpass. Long-term planning still includes an additional crossing on the Thompson River.