Transportation Plan Strategies

The Transportation Plan identifies a collection of 21 strategies that help advance the Plan objectives and ultimately achieve the Vision. Strategies including advocating for better public transit, improving active transportation amenities and infrastructure, making carpooling more accessible, and increasing support for remote working and learning.

Proposed Strategies

The following Table outlines the twenty-one strategies proposed in the Plan across all five focus areas.

Note: Strategies that are in ‘bold’ are anticipated to be “high-” impact in advancing the plan’s goals and targets.

 

Click here for a detailed summary of all strategies and the factors required to implement them.

Ten High Impact Strategies

Ten of the Plan’s twenty-one strategies have been identified as being “high-” impact in terms of their potential to advance the objectives and achieve the 2040 targets.  These ten strategies emphasize the importance of improving public transit and pedestrian and cycling connections, as well as the operational support required to successfully implement the Strategies.

Read more about the ten high impact strategies below:

Establish a Funding Mechanism for Sustainable Transportation Programs and Initiatives

  • Description: Re-invest revenues from less sustainable travel modes into programs, infrastructure and initiatives that encourage more sustainable travel.

Strengthen Support for Remote Working

  • Description: Expand upon existing telework policies and practices, encouraging a culture of remote working when possible.

Strengthen Support for Online Learning, Teaching and Research

  • Description: Expand upon existing online teaching and learning opportunities in ways that advance academic plans and do not compromise quality of learning or other educational objectives.

Establish a Sustainable Transportation Program Office

  • Description: Create a sustainable transportation program office, including dedicated staff and allocated funding to implement the Transportation Plan and monitor progress.

Enable and Incentivize Active Transportation and Transit

  • Description: Develop a suite of incentive programs and partnerships to encourage active transportation and transit trips to and from campus.

Advocate for Improved Transit Service

  • Description: Work with City of Kelowna and BC Transit to improve transit service to/from campus and increase frequency, expand the routing network, and align service with class schedules.

Offer Staff and Faculty Transit Pass

  • Description: Develop an opt-in transit pass discount program for all staff and faculty by working with the City of Kelowna and BC Transit, increasing the effective discount over time.

Improve Pedestrian and Cycling Connections

  • Description: Work with the City of Kelowna to expand and improve pedestrian and cycling connections to, from and around campus.

Improve Secure Bike Parking and End-of-Trip Facilities for Cyclists

  • Description: Increase and improve secure bike parking options across campus and end-of-trip facilities including lockers, change-room areas and showers.

Update Parking Pricing Model

  • Description: As transportation alternatives become increasingly available, update the current model of parking pricing to manage parking demand and encourage the use of sustainable transport modes.