The Whistler community is invited to a community information session on Tuesday, September 18 to review the new Whistler 2028 Transportation Action Plan.
Date: Tuesday, September 18
Time: 4 to 5:45 p.m.
Location: Maury Young Arts Centre (Gallery)
Details: The session will include a brief presentation of the plan, as well as an initial presentation of the summer monitoring program at 5:30 p.m. during the regular Council meeting.
Let’s keep moving, Whistler!
Together, the community of Whistler has taken big steps over the past two years to improve transportation in Whistler, including adding more local transit service, increasing parking availability, providing more travel options and improving traffic flow on the highway.
Based on community feedback and extensive research with industry experts, the Transportation Advisory Group developed the short-term Transportation Action Plan (2017) and the medium-term Transportation Action Plan (2018-2019).
Council received the Transportation Advisory Group’s recommended transportation action plans and authorized staff to work with partners on implementation as well as monitoring the results.
Whistler 2028 Transportation Action Plan
Now, the Transportation Advisory Group, composed of leaders from across the community, is pleased to continue Whistler’s transportation journey with the release of the forward-looking Whistler 2028 Transportation Action Plan.
This comprehensive plan covers proposed transportation actions from 2020 to 2028 and aligns with the draft updated Whistler Official Community Plan (OCP) goals and policy directions.
The Whistler 2028 Transportation Action Plan is organized by the seven goals from the refreshed OCP transportation section, which support the vision of an efficient and affordable transportation system that moves people and products to, from and around Whistler while delivering a high quality experience and minimizing impacts on natural areas.
The plan works to continue to make it easier for everyone – residents, employees, and visitors – to get to, from and around Whistler.
The goals are:
- Provide a quality travel experience for all visitors, employees and residents, and promote a culture of safety and accessibility for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.
- Integrate the transportation system with land use planning to minimize the need for travel by motor vehicle.
- Minimize greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions created by the transportation system.
- Support the increased use of transit and preferred modes for all travel purposes to reduce dependence on private automobiles.
- Ensure that the transportation system cost-effectively meets and anticipates the resort community’s future needs and population growth.
- Ensure the resiliency of Whistler’s transportation system by providing viable alternative road, railway, water and air transport routes to, from and within the resort community.
- Ensure that the transportation system respects Whistler’s natural environment, minimizes climate impacts, and improves the liveability of the resort community.
Learn more at whistler.ca/MovingWhistler
Reminder: Fall transportation changes
With the end of summer, the Resort Municipality of Whistler is also reminding the public about seasonal transportation changes.
- Sunday, September 16 marks the end of the Farmers’ Market free bike valet service, and free weekend transit funded through revenue from pay parking in Day Lots 1 to 5.
- Free parking in Day Lots 4 and 5 also returns on September 16 until December 15.
Learn more about transportation options in Whistler at whistler.ca/GettingAround