Posted: January 14, 2019
Phase 1 - Throughout Phase 1 of the District of Tofino's Multi-Modal Transportation Plan there were a number of engagement activities designed to gather input from a broad range of residents and visitors - such as Sustainable Transportation Advisory Group Meetings, Pop-Up Engagement Labs, a Community Workshop, Plan-a-palooza, a Resort Representatives Meeting, and an online survey. Results from the events in Phase 1 are posted below:
In 2018, the District received a grant from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to develop a Multi-Modal Transportation Plan to support the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Tofino. The reduction of GHG’s is a goal in many or the District’s foundational plans including Vision 2 Action (ICSP), the Official Community Plan, and the Community Energy Plan. GHG reduction is also supported in the Parks and Recreation Master Plan, the Cycling Network Plan and existing District initiatives such as the free summer transit and the multi-us-path (MUP) expansion.
Currently, Tofino’s transportation sector is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Tofino. In fact, Tofino’s Community Energy Plan (2010) found that 71% of all community-wide GHG emissions came from on-road transportation. Transportation-related GHG emissions can be reduced by enabling and encouraging both residents and visitors to shift from private automobiles to sustainable modes of transportation, such as walking, cycling, and transit.