Moving in the Right Direction
The District of West Kelowna places a high priority on transportation infrastructure.
The municipality takes a multimodal approach accounting for the needs of automobiles, transit, pedestrians and cyclists, when planning maintenance and improvements to the transportation network.
Council appropriates funding to ensure that the road network is maintained and upgraded to meet current municipal standards and to address related issues such as traffic calming and safety.
The District of West Kelowna's Transportation Master Plan (PDF) was presented to Council on June 28, 2011. Council directed staff to review the plan and bring back specific related topics for consideration by Council at future meetings.
On August 23, 2011, Council adopted a road classification plan for the District of West Kelowna. On October 25, 2011, staff presented a set of road standards for arterial and collector roads for Council's consideration. The municipality's Subdivision and Development Servicing Bylaw will be amended to include the standards. View the Road Standards Presentation (PPT).
In an effort to address changes in transportation patterns, the municipality may consider traffic calming as 1 possible option.
To this end, Council has also adopted a Traffic Calming Policy (PDF), which identifies means and methods of determining traffic management options in specified areas.