A VISION FOR THE FUTURE
In 25 years, the GTHA will have an integrated transportation system that enhances our quality of
life, our environment and our prosperity:
- A high quality of life. Our communities will support healthy and active lifestyles, with many
options for getting around quickly, reliably, conveniently, comfortably and safely.
- A thriving, sustainable and protected environment. Our transportation system will have a
low carbon footprint, conserve resources, and contribute to a legacy of a healthy and clean
environment for future generations.
- A strong, prosperous and competitive economy. Our region will be competitive with the
world’s strongest regions. Businesses will be supported by a transportation system that moves
goods and delivers services quickly and efficiently.
Transportation providers will treat the needs of travellers as their number one job. Priority will be
given to moving people and goods, not just vehicles. Connections between different modes of
transportation, and across jurisdictions, will be seamless.
The transportation system will support our diversity and will accommodate everyone, regardless
of age, means or ability. Services will be delivered fairly and equitably.
Public transit will compete effectively with the automobile with service that is fast, convenient,
integrated, comfortable, safe, reliable and valued by its users. Walking and cycling will be
attractive choices for travel. Roads and highways will be maintained and used efficiently as a key
component of the transportation system.
The transportation system will contribute to the creation of attractive, liveable neighbourhoods
and complete communities. It will help protect open space and agricultural lands from
development while supporting a robust regional economy and the efficient movement of goods
OUR VISION IN NUMBERS
25 YEARS FROM NOW...
The distance that people drive every day will drop by ONE-THIRD compared to today. We will
accommodate 50% MORE PEOPLE in the region with LESS CONGESTION than we have today.
On average, ONE-THIRD of trips to work will be taken by transit and ONE in FIVE will be taken
by walking or cycling. 60% of children will walk or cycle to school. There will be SIX times more
bike lanes and trails than today. ALL transit vehicles will be accessible. Customer satisfaction with
the transportation system will exceed 90%. A single fare card will be used for ALL transit trips
throughout the GTHA, and ALL fares will be integrated. By transforming the GTHA’s
transportation system, we will help meet the province’s Go Green Action Plan for Climate Change.
Per person, our emissions from passenger transportation will be HALF what they are today.