Okanagan Valley Corridor Symposium
Between May and September, 2011, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure conducted a symposium with municipal governments and First Nations to develop a comprehensive vision for the future of transportation in the Okanagan.
The symposium was made up of several meetings and workshops, which began at the grass-roots level with staff from the local governments and First Nations identifying transportation needs and priorities.
Those ideas were brought forward to a gathering of 48 elected local government officials from the Okanagan Valley. In all, 17 communities, six First Nations and five regional districts were part of the process. Transportation priorities were identified, and a valley-wide consensus was reached. The long-range vision for the Okanagan Valley transportation system includes:
- A safe, functional and efficient network
- Fully accessible public and active transportation options within and between communities
- A coordinated approach to multi-modal and sustainable transportation
- Protection and preservation of rail and other rights of way for the future
- Network improvements, assisting in community revitalization and provision of alternate routes
Reports & Presentations
- Okanagan Valley Transportation Symposium executive summary report (PDF)
- Transit overview – presentation slides (PDF, 5.8MB)
- Active transportation overview – presentation slides (PDF, 4.4MB)
- Land use community policy – presentation slides (PDF, 2.1MB)