VICTORIA, BC — The City of Victoria is kicking-off 2019 with an event to engage the community on the development of a Sustainable Mobility Strategy that will chart the course for transportation planning and priorities in the City for the next 40 years. Go Victoria: Our Mobility Future will set our plans and priorities to invest in the most transformative ways to move people, goods and services in, out and around the City of Victoria, for generations to come.
Community Event Launch Details:
Date: Thursday, January 24
Where: Victoria Conference Centre
Time: Doors open at 6 p.m. – Event starts at 7 p.m.
Limited Seating – Reserve Today: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/go-victoria-our-mobility-future-tickets-54437231224
The audience will hear from an expert panel of speakers and watch a series of short transportation films about how mobility has already shaped Victoria, and what opportunities and challenges lie ahead. Confirmed speakers include:
Lilly Shoup – Senior Director of Transportation Policy, Lyft
Jeff Tumlin – Transportation Strategy Director, Nelson\Nygaard
Gordon Price – Urban Development and Planning Consultant and author of Price Tags
The audience can participate in the discussion, ask questions and provide insights on city-wide transportation and mobility issues.
“Victoria and the region need new mobility solutions to help eliminate congestion, pollution and greenhouse gases, while still allowing people the freedom to move and access the things they love,” says Mayor Lisa Helps. “Victoria needs rapid transit links to the West Shore and the Peninsula, safe and enjoyable walking and cycling networks, well-designed parking networks, high-standards of accessibility, and multiple shared and electric mobility options. These are the types of solutions that can help the City thrive.”
The City wants to hear from the public to build the strategy that will map Victoria’s transition to a higher standard of transportation and mobility, defined by integrated, clean, seamless and attractive mobility networks that support all modes of travel. This is the first in a series of community outreach sessions planned for 2019.
To find out more about Go Victoria: Our Mobility Future or reserve a seat visit: https://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/residents/transportation/go-victoria.html
For More Information:
Head of Engagement, City of Victoria