Jennifer Keesmaat - The Future of Movement

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Jennifer Keesmaat - The Future of Movement

  1. 1. Our Members
  2. 2. TheFutureofMovement Revolutionizing the way we get around JenniferKeesmaat Chief Planner and Executive Director, City of Toronto
  3. 3. Choice
  4. 4. Movement is multi-modal
  5. 5. Complete Communities
  6. 6. IS PRIMARILY ABOUT PROVIDING OPTIONS AND ACCESS - OPTIONS FOR A RANGE OF LIFESTYLE CHOICES, AND ACCESS TO A VARIETY OF SHOPS, SERVICES, AMENITIES, AND FACILITIES WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OR A SHORT TRANSIT RIDE OF HOME. COMPLETE COMMUNITIES
  7. 7. COMPLETE COMMUNITIES
  8. 8. COMPLETE COMMUNITIES
  9. 9. COMPLETE COMMUNITIES
  10. 10. Complete Communities DIVERSITY & OPPORTUNITY• BEAUTY • CONNECTIVITY• LEADERSHIP & STEWARDSHIP SOURCE:2012RBC-PEMBINAHOMELOCATIONSTUDY work live play move COMMUNITIESCOMPLETE URBAN STRUCTURE 86 % Choose Walking
  11. 11. Why walking matters
  12. 12. Our quality of life is suffering
  13. 13. Our health is suffering Population-level relationship between obesity and combined walking, cycling, and transit mode share
  14. 14. Our communities are suffering
  15. 15. Drivers for Change
  16. 16. The rising cost of congestion 6TODAY 15 YEARS 12 BILLION DOLLARS $$ X2
  17. 17. Increasing commute times
  18. 18. The effects of climate change SOURCE:WordwatchInstitute(MunichRe)
  19. 19. Changing consumer preferences 16-34 year-olds 2001-2009 SOURCE:FRONTIERGROUP,2012 BOOMER ECHO RETENTION
  20. 20. Changing consumer preferences 16-34 year-olds 2001-2009 SOURCE:FRONTIERGROUP,2012 BOOMER ECHO RETENTION 16% walk more frequently 24% bike more trips 40% transit more passenger km
  21. 21. How do we get there?
  22. 22. more cars car-oriented streets car-oriented buildings car-oriented cities greater distances more infrastructure more people people-oriented streets people-oriented buildings people- oriented cities shorter distances less infrastructure
  23. 23. OFFICIAL PLAN Vision The Official Plan envisions a safe city that evokes pride, passion and a sense of belonging – a city where people of all ages and abilities can enjoy a good quality of life. A city with:
  24. 24. OFFICIAL PLAN Vision Vibrant neighbourhoods that are part of complete communities
  25. 25. OFFICIAL PLAN Vision Affordable housing choice that meet the needs of everyone throughout their life
  26. 26. OFFICIAL PLAN Vision A comprehensive and high quality affordable transit system that lets people move around the city quickly and conveniently
  27. 27. OFFICIAL PLAN Vision A strong and competitive economy with a vital downtown that creates and sustains well- paid, stable, safe and fulfilling employment opportunities for all
  28. 28. OFFICIAL PLAN Vision Clean air, land and water
  29. 29. OFFICIAL PLAN Vision Green spaces of all sizes and public squares that bring people together
  30. 30. OFFICIAL PLAN Vision A wealth of recreational opportunities that promote health and wellness
  31. 31. OFFICIAL PLAN Vision A spectacular waterfront that is diverse and beautiful;
  32. 32. OFFICIAL PLAN Vision Cultural facilities that celebrate the best of city living; and
  33. 33. OFFICIAL PLAN Vision Beautiful architecture and excellent urban design that astonish and inspire
  34. 34. OFFICIAL PLAN Avenues
  35. 35. MID-RISE
  36. 36. Midrise Development 25% Intensification
  37. 37. Sheppard Ave W Downsview Station
  38. 38. Choice
  39. 39. Movement is multi-modal

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