|Abbotsford, BC draft Official Community Plan|
(See Chapt 3 for more on this policy)
- Align land use and transportation
- Redesign streets
- Transportation choice
- Rethink parking
|Oregon: final draft adopted May 2016|
THE VISIONThey're different, I know. One's a state-level plan, the other's for a municipality about the size of Salem and is not solely a transportation plan.
Specifically by 2040, the Plan envisions that:
“In Oregon, people of all ages, incomes, and abilities can access destinations in urban and rural areas on comfortable, safe, well-connected biking and walking routes. People can enjoy Oregon’s scenic beauty by walking and biking on a transportation system that respects the needs of its users and their sense of safety. Bicycle and pedestrian networks are recognized as integral, interconnected elements of the Oregon transportation system that contribute to our diverse and vibrant communities and the health and quality of life enjoyed by Oregonians.”
But it's all about the desire, the verve, and the vision.
See. It can be done.
Those wacky Canadians.
(They look to be formally adopting the plan, which seems to be much like our Comprehensive Plan, later this month. Maybe after reading more of it there will be more to say. As a comparison, it could be very interesting.)