Building Markham's Future Together:
Rapid growth in the Greater Toronto Area, York Region and Markham has resulted in many transportation challenges. These include:
- Congested city streets and highways
- Environmental issues
- Noise pollution
- Reduced quality of life
Markham needs a transportation/transit vision, along with an implementation plan, a funding strategy and a partnership framework. We need to take steps now to protect our neighbourhoods and encourage economic growth.
Here's our plan:
Work with partners to address our transit challenges.
We need to work in partnership with York Region, Metrolinx, and other levels of government and government agencies – including Toronto, GO Transit and other stakeholders.
Together, we can plan and build an integrated Greater Toronto Area transit system and road network. This should address road improvements for the 400 series highways, as well as local and regional roads.
Gridlock, Rapid Transit and You Public Session
On November 2 and 3, 2008, Markham hosted two public events to explore how emerging social trends, new technologies and urban pressures are driving the future of transportation and transit in the Greater Toronto Area. Watch video of webcast »
Develop our rapid transit infrastructure.
This can include a number of transit initiatives. For example: extending the Yonge subway to Highway 7; improving VIVA and GO service levels; setting up dedicated public transit corridors within Markham.
Create transit-friendly policies in all aspects of City planning.
This includes development, land use, travel demand management, infrastructure, education, parking, cycling, safe streets and environmentally friendly transportation nodes and corridors.