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New vision for high traffic streets with Corridor Transformation Plan

For immediate release: January 9, 2020 - 10:00am
CY20-954

The City of Saskatoon Corridor Transformation Plan aims to re-imagine the major transportation corridors that currently serve to move traffic from one place to another and turn them into vibrant, connected neighbourhoods that fit holistically into the city of the future. The Standing Committee on Planning, Development and Community Services will be presented the Corridor Transformation Plan on January 14, 2020.

“The Corridor Planning Program (CPP) is a key component of The Growth Plan to Half a Million,” says Chris Schulz, Special Project Manager for the Plan for Growth. “It is intended to provide a mechanism that allows us to balance future outward growth of the City with infill development.” A map of the corridor planning area is attached.

The Corridor Planning Program, along with other Growth Plan components like the Transit Plan and Brownfield Renewal, aims to help ensure that future growth and development in Saskatoon occurs in a sustainable and livable way. “The Corridor Transformation Plan is meant to assist us in creating transit-friendly and walkable areas where people can live, work, learn, and play,” says Schulz. “The Plan provides a vision and guidelines that will set the stage for turning busy roads like 8th Street into animated places where people want to stay.”

The Transit Villages Plan, a part of the corridor program that looks at specific transit hubs, will also be presented at the January 14th Planning, Development, and Community Services meeting.

Report information, including technical recommendations, is available on the City of Saskatoon website at saskatoon.ca/corridor-planning. The official agenda for the Committee meeting, including supporting documents, can be found at saskatoon.ca/city-hall.