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DEVELOPING THE 2041 RTP: BACKGROUND REPORTS AND STUDIES

The 2041 Regional Transportation Plan was informed by an extensive base of new research, knowledge, experience, and engagement with our partners, stakeholders (interested organizations, groups and individuals) and the public. To ensure regional transportation planning decisions continue to be built on a sound, evidence-based foundation, Metrolinx completed technical research, and worked closely with academics and non-governmental organizations to ensure that the updated strategies and policies have considered the work of leading thinkers from a range of transportation-related fields including active transportation, climate change resiliency, transportation demand management, intelligent transportation systems, goods movement, land use and economic outlook, the transit network, roads & highways, urban freight, public health, active transportation, social equity, the customer experience, and more. To read these background documents, please see below.

Technical research and analysis to support the review of the 2041 RTP

Discussion Paper for the Next Regional Transportation Plan, 2016

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Discussion Paper Engagement Summary Report, 2016

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The 2041 Regional Transportation Plan Evaluation Backgrounder. Prepared by Metrolinx. 2018.

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Transit Access and Social Equity in the GTHA Background Paper. Prepared by Metrolinx. 2018.

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The Regional Transportation Plan Cycling Network Study. Prepared by IBI. 2017.

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GTHA Strategic Goods Movement Network Study. Prepared by CPCS and David Kriger Consultants. 2017.

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Regional Parking Policy Study. Prepared by WSP. 2017.

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Regional Road Network Characterization. Prepared by WSP. 2017.

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Mobility Hub Policy Review. Prepared by Brook McIlroy. 2018.

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Navigating Uncertainty: Exploration of Alternative Futures for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Prepared by WSP. 2017.

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Regional Transit Network Planning Study. Prepared by IBI Group. 2017.

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Transportation Systems Management: Regional Transportation Plan Background Paper. Prepared by IBI Group. 2017.

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Active Transportation Background Paper. Prepared by Steer Davies Gleave. 2015.

Executive Summary

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Context Paper on the Regional Economy, Demographic Outlook and Land Use. Prepared by Hemson Consulting Ltd., and IBI Group. 2016.

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Draft Updated Vision, Goals & Objectives. Prepared by Metrolinx. 2016.

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New Mobility Background Paper. Prepared by WSP. 2016.

Conclusions

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Regional Transportation Plan Legislated Review Backgrounder: Urban Goods Movement. Prepared by David Kriger Consultants Ltd., and CPCS. 2016.

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Transit Needs and Opportunities. Prepared by IBI Group. 2016.

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Shared Mobility in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
Prepared by Metrolinx. 2017.

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The Big Move Baseline Monitoring Report and Supporting Documents. Prepared by Metrolinx. 2014.

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The Big Move Priority Action and Supporting Policy Review. Prepared by Metrolinx. 2016.

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Transportation Demand Management Background Paper. Prepared by Steer Davies Gleave. 2015.

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Academic research to support the review of the RTP

Birnbaum, Leah, Sweet, Matthias, Comeau, Élyse and Olsen, Tyler. Driverless Cars in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area: Focus Group Findings. 2018.

Boucher, Sophie, et. al. (Ryerson University School of Urban and Regional Planning). Workshop Report: Autonomous Vehicles in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area: A Discussion on Policy and Professional Perspectives. 2017.

Buliung, Ron, et al. School Travel in the GTHA: A Report on Trends. 2015.

Buliung, Ron. Phase 1: Children’s Independent Mobility in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area: Setting the Stage. 2014.

Buliung, Ron. Phase 2: Children’s Independent Mobility Across the City of Toronto. 2014.

Cassello, Jeff. Quantitative TDM Assessment in a Large Metropolitan Area: Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. 2015.

Cassello, Jeff and Hall, Daniel. Activity Centre: Integration of the Planning and Operations of Public Transit in the GTHA. 2013.

Castel, Evan and Farber, Steve. Benchmarking the Health and Public Transit Connection in the GTHA: An Analysis of Survey Microdata. 2017.

El-Geneidy, Ahmed M., et al. Non-Stop Equity: Assessing Daily Intersections Between Transit Accessibility and Social Disparity Across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. 2014.

Hertel, Sean, Keil, Roger and Collens, Michael. Switching Tracks: Towards Transit Equity in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. 2015.

Hertel, Sean, Keil, Roger and Collens, Michael. Next Stop: Equity - Routes to Fairer Transit Access in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. 2016.

Hess, Paul, and Nigro, Jacob. Assessing and Improving Walkability Conditions in Suburban GO Transit Station Areas. 2014.

Hess, Paul, et al. Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to the Implementation of Active Transportation Policies. 2014.

Johal, Sunil, et al. (Mowat Centre). Public Policy Implications of the Sharing Economy for the Transportation Sector. 2016.

Laidlaw, Kailey, Sweet, Matthias and Olsen, Tyler. Forecasting the Outlook for Automated Vehicles in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area using a 2016 Consumer Survey. 2017.

Mahmoud, Mohamed S., Habib, Khandker N. and Shalaby, Amer. Demand Modelling of Cross-Regional Intermodal Commuting Trips in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. 2014.

Mitra, Raktim and Smith Lea, Nancy. Cycling Behaviour and Potential in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. 2016.

Olsen, Tyler, Laidlaw, Kailey and Sweet, Matthias. Automated Vehicles in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area: Overview from a 2016 Consumer Survey – Part A: Summary and Discussion and Part B: Data Overview. 2017.

Spencer, Greg. Economic Clusters in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and Their Relationship with the Region’s Transportation Infrastructure. 2017.

Walks, Alan. Assessing and Measuring the Factors Affecting Mobility, Transportation, Accessibility, and Social Need: Barriers to Travel among Those with Low Income and Other Vulnerable Groups. 2015.