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Planning Around Rapid Transit Stations (PARTS) Transportation Demand Management Strategy.

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1 Planning Around Rapid Transit Stations (PARTS) Transportation Demand Management Strategy

2 A brief introduction… Highlights of today’s presentation: 1.Kitchener’s PARTS TDM Strategy 2.Automated City of Kitchener TDM Checklist

3 1. PARTS TDM Strategy, 2014

4 Phase 1: Project Plan and Background Report 2013 Phase 2: Corridor-wide Initiatives  Interim Direction  Communications Approach  Urban Design Guidelines  Sanitary Sewer Capacity Analysis  Transportation Demand Management 2014 Central Stations Study Area Plan Midtown Station Study Area Plan Rockway Stations Study Area Plan Fairway Station Study Area Plan Block Line Station Study Area Plan

5 Phase 1: Project Plan and Background Report 2013 Phase 2: Corridor-wide Initiatives  Interim Direction  Communications Approach  Urban Design Guidelines  Sanitary Sewer Capacity Analysis  Transportation Demand Management 2014 Central Stations Study Area Plan Midtown Station Study Area Plan Rockway Stations Study Area Plan Fairway Station Study Area Plan Block Line Station Study Area Plan

6 1. Guidance Document 2. Best Practice Review 3. TDM Initiatives 4. Implementation & Monitoring 5. Guidelines & Standards 6. Protocols for Development Review TDM Strategy Purpose

7 Reduce the use of single-occupancy vehicle (SOV) travel and increase the modal split of sustainable transportation options. 1. Reduce SOV Travel Primary Objectives:

8 Support active and sustainable modes of transportation within Station Study Areas. Integrate associated infrastructure with the rapid transit network. Primary Objectives: 2. Support active / sustainable modes of travel

9 Reduce the need for parking within Station Study Areas and make efficient use of existing parking facilities. Primary Objectives: 3. Reduce parking demand

10 Provide leadership and expertise to employers and property managers within Station Study Areas to encourage them to develop TDM programs. Carshare Bicycle Share Ride ShareGuaranteed Ride Home Telework Primary Objectives: 4. Encourage TDM programs

11 Improve the quality of life of Kitchener residents and employees by providing greater transportation choice. Primary Objectives: 5. Improve quality of life

12 Communicate the need and benefits of TDM to developers, property managers, employers and the public. Primary Objectives: 6. Communicate to stakeholders and interest groups

13 Measure the performance and implementation of TDM actions and identify opportunities for improvement over time. Primary Objectives: 7. Measure performance

14 TDM Strategy Highlights

15 Through the TDM Strategy, the project team explored Secure bicycle parking rates Pedestrian Facilities Transit waiting areas Carshare initiatives Teleworking Options Parking Initiatives And more TDM Strategy Highlights 1. TDM Initiatives

16 End-of-trip bicycle facilities Dedicated, shared, paid and structured parking arrangements Active street frontages Transit passes, shelter and information TravelWise (TMA) The proposed TDM Checklist is a tool intended for Developers' use to determine site selected TDM measures. TDM Strategy Highlights: 2. TDM Checklist Features

17 For Bicycles For Automobiles at mixed land uses Night time users Residential Daytime users Commercial Shared parking schedules TDM Strategy Highlights 3. Parking rates

18 A further list of responsibilities and initiatives for TDM staff to prioritize, expand and continue to engrain within our community and culture; An indication of several next steps such as moving forward with considering amendments to the cash-in-lieu of parking policy; and The necessary TDM components needed to prepare the individual PARTS Station Study Area Plans and associated Secondary Plans, zoning, design standards, etc. TDM Strategy Highlights 4. Staff priorities

19 Agency Workshop Development Industry Information Session Public Engagement TDM Strategy Highlights 5. Consultation

20 2. Automated TDM Checklist

21 Automated TDM Checklist Shared parking rates

22 Automated TDM Checklist Optional TDM Measures Bicycle Parking Shower & Change Facilities Car Share Provision Ride Share / Carpool Active Uses at Grade Subsidized Transit Passes Unbundled Parking Join TravelWise (TMA) Transit Shelters Transit Information Bicycle Maintenance Stand Paid Parking System Structured / Underground Parking

23 Through the PARTS TDM Strategy, Kitchener has mandated that all developments located within the PARTS area (excluding residential units of 5 or less) must complete a TDM Report as part of a complete development application. TDM Reports TDM Report Reference Guide

24 Thank you! Lauren Nelson Transportation Demand Management Student City of Kitchener Candidate for B.E.S. Honours Planning University of Waterloo, 2015


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