Town of Creston adopts first Multi-Modal Transportation Plan
On August 23, 2022, the Creston Town Council adopted the first-ever Multi-Modal Transportation Plan.
The plan outlines short- and long-term opportunities for cultivating a safe, enjoyable, and continuous transportation system in Creston, that provides various options to move around the town. Supporting multi-modal transportation will reduce the community’s climate impact, address the needs of vulnerable road users, and enhance the overall quality of life for residents and visitors alike.
In collaboration with the community, the Multi-Modal Transportation Plan process identified high priorities for infrastructure improvements and road safety enhancements that encourage active transportation.
- Implement sidewalks in areas with gaps to allow for continuity
- Improve crosswalk facilities, such as adding pedestrian-activated amber flashing lights at key intersections
- Implement a quick-build cycling network with facilities on Canyon Street, Hillside Street, 10th Avenue and Vancouver Street, where together they provide an all-ages and abilities cycling network around downtown Creston
- Creation of more short and long-term bicycle parking options by converting existing street parking to bicycle corrals that can accommodate 12 bicycle parking spaces per one vehicle stall
- Introduce new bus stop amenities
- Explore Digital-On-Demand transit
- Improve transit education
Roads & Traffic Safety
- Undertake safety improvements at key intersections of Cook Street / Canyon Street, and various highway intersection along Northwest Boulevard and Canyon Street
- Create policies for setting speed limits, vehicle operation thresholds, channelized right turns, and emergency access requirements
- Develop and active transportation maintenance plan for snow removal and street sweeping
Various funding initiatives have been identified to support investments in infrastructure. These include [NC1] the B.C. Active Transportation Infrastructure Grant Program, Provincial Climate Action Funding, and the National Active Transportation Fund, among others. While the Multi-Modal Transportation Plan will require significant capital and operational investments, these funding initiatives and contributions from private development will help alleviate costs from the Town to enhance Creston’s economic prosperity, reduce the town’s climate impact, and foster a healthy, livable, and connected community for years to come.
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