Transportation and Mobility

The transportation and mobility study that we are preparing for the Hill District is just one component of the larger ongoing effort to update and adopt your Greater Hill District Master Plan. This study is for everyone who lives, works, visits, and loves the Hill District.

Our efforts focus on the ability for users of all ages and abilities to easily and safely access jobs, schools, grocery stores, doctors, recreational opportunities, and other services that are essential to the function of any city. Improvements and enhancements to the transportation network that make it more accessible for all users regardless of age, ability, or mode play a vital role in one’s economic mobility.

The transportation and mobility study is informed by community input, transportation analyses, and prior plans, and it is guided by the mobility goals expressed in your original 2011 Greater Hill District Master Plan.

Throughout this process, we will be working with the community to identify mobility needs as well as short- and long-term priority projects. We hope you will join us throughout this process.

We are asking you to tell us about the areas of highest concern, need, and opportunity related to mobility and transportation in the Hill District. We have been compiling findings and formulating a list of both short- and long-term projects by project type. We are interested in your feedback on this set of draft mobility projects.

In the Mobility Action Team meetings, we are bringing the list of draft project proposals to you for your review and revision, so we can talk about them further, identify where the opportunities and challenges exist, and make sure the projects are prioritized in a way that reflects community needs and feedback. Community members may also choose to suggest new proposals as needed. Ultimately, we aim to put together a comprehensive list of projects and other recommendations to improve access and mobility for Hill District residents that help address existing needs and support revitalization efforts in line with community goals.

The more we hear from you and the more we talk through the needs, concerns, issues, and opportunities as they relate to transportation and mobility in the Hill District, the stronger the recommendations that come out of the plan will be.

We are building off the mobility goals identified in your original 2011 Greater Hill District Master Plan, and we will also be considering recommendations from other plans, such as the Centre Avenue Redevelopment and Design Plan (2015) and the Bedford Connects Transformation Plan (2018).

This website is used as the main portal for collecting feedback. It is the space where you can see what others are saying and get information about what is happening next.

The Mobility Action Team is a working group (open to the public to join) of community members and staff that have started to review and revise the mobility proposals generated by the transportation and mobility study and to also suggest new proposals as needed. Proposed short and long-term projects and programs are aimed at making it easier, safer, and healthier to get to and around the Hill District.

The first Action Team Meeting was held Tuesday, December 14th, 2021 at 6pm on Zoom. The video recording and presentation slides can be found immediately below. If you could not attend or would like to add more comments, a set of questions is available below for you to provide feedback. The next two Action Team Meetings will be held on Zoom the evenings of Tuesday, February 1st and Tuesday, March 1st. Meeting topics can be found on the right hand side of this page, and Zoom links will be posted on this web page before each meeting. We invite you to attend.

A series of pop-up events were held in August 2021 at various locations across the Hill District. Please see the bottom of this page to learn more about these engagement events and materials.


Action Team Meeting 1


GHDMP Mobility Action Team Meeting #1 (12/14/2021)

To watch the video recording on a separate YouTube page, click here.

Action Team Meeting 1 - Presentation Slides

Do you have any feedback regarding Transportation safety in the Hill District?

Are you aware of any areas with transportation safety issues for people traveling around (e.g. pedestrians, people going to bus stops, people on mobility devices, scooters, bikes, or in cars, etc.)?
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Do you have any feedback regarding traffic calming in the Hill District?

Are you aware of measures that might help calm traffic and make areas easier and safer for pedestrians? Are there problem intersections that are confusing or hard to navigate? New crosswalks needed? Wayfinding or additional signage needs?
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Do you have any feedback regarding pedestrian connectivity in the Hill District?

Are there any sidewalk, intersection curb ramps, city steps, or additional infrastructure needs?
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Do you have thoughts about corridor improvement needs in the Hill District?

Are there streetscape improvements (e.g. lighting, trees, sidewalk reconstruction, public plaza space, etc.), wayfinding, or additional needs for corridors such as Centre, Herron, Wylie, Webster, Bedford, Crawford, Reed, etc.?
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Do you have any additional feedback?

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August 2021 Transportation Study Engagement

Between August 18th and 21st, 2021, we held a series of pop-up events at various locations across the Hill District. We hope you were able to join us. If not, and even if you were, immediately below are the materials that were presented along with a questionnaire for you to provide feedback. A summary of what we heard will be prepared and included in the larger transportation study we are looking to complete in early 2022.

Mobility and Access Improvements Overview

Draft Mobility and Access Improvements to Date Overview

Traffic Calming Overview

Traffic Calming Overview

Increasing Transportation Options and Parking

Increasing Transportation Options and Parking

Proposed and Potential Transportation Enhancements

Proposed Improvements Identified to Date

Walking, Biking, and Shared Mobility Options

Walking, Biking, and Shared Mobility Options

Questionnaire