Mississauga is experiencing a turning point in the development of its transportation system. On November 9, more than 300 people looked into the future of travel throughout the City, at the first ever transportation summit – Mississauga Moves 2015, held at the Living Arts Centre.
“Mississauga is a City committed to building transit,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The results of today’s first-ever transportation summit will shape Mississauga’s transit priorities as we build up our City over the next 25 years,” she added. “We are here to listen to the ideas and solutions residents have toward making Mississauga an even better place to live, work and achieve unrivalled success.”
Registered attendees heard from panel experts on Complete Streets; these are designed to embrace all road users through inclusiveness, safety, comfort, efficiency and public space. Attendees also had the opportunity to design their own transit network or tour the Mississauga Transitway, as well as learn about Mississauga’s transportation story in terms of dealing with growth and congestion and possibilities for the future.
“Participation in the summit will impact how we implement change; a process that will begin with the development of our Transportation Master Plan in 2016,” said Martin Powell, commissioner Transportation and Works and MC for the day. “We not only attracted the best local and international transportation experts but we brought together a transportation showcase that encompasses all areas of transportation.”
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