Oakdale Transportation Network Update

We are proposing a revised transportation network for the Oakdale neighbourhood in order to eliminate the need for the Kemsley-Jefferson crossing and to create a transportation network that is more feasible to build, with less of an impact on the neighbourhood overall.

Because streets often form the boundary between two different land use designations, staff are considering some minor changes to the boundaries of the land use designations to match the revised street network. 

We want to hear from you and receive your feedback on the proposal for a revised transportation network for the Oakdale neighbourhood. 


Information Session

An Online Information Session is being held on Wednesday, May 19 from 6 - 8 p.m. To participate, please complete this registration link.

You can also learn more and complete the survey at our project page

Once the survey and online information session have completed, staff will gather and analyze all feedback. Your feedback will help us further refine the new proposed transportation network before we present this information back to Council in the summer.  


Background

On February 24, 2020, Council approved the Oakdale Land Use Designation Update (OLUDU). This decision followed an extensive consultation process involving Oakdale community members and stakeholders. The approval updated the land use designations in the Oakdale neighbourhood as well as the transportation network, including streets, lanes, greenways, and cycle routes. 

During the OLUDU process, staff completed a high-level analysis of the transportation network in order to determine what new street connections and intersection upgrades were needed to accommodate the traffic volumes that would come with the proposed new land uses. We used this analysis to determine the general alignments of the new streets, lanes, greenways and cycle routes. This high-level exercise is a normal part of road network planning for a neighbourhood plan. 

Since that time, staff noticed that development enquiries and land assemblies were avoiding properties that include the new street connections and intersection upgrades. Of special concern is the avoidance of the Kemsley-Jefferson connector over Harmony Creek, which was to form the key east-west collector street for the neighbourhood. Because of the environmental setbacks required from Harmony Creek, as well as the current location of Gardena Drive and Claremont Street, it may be challenging for there to be enough developable land left over to fund the construction of this connector based on the current lot pattern. 

With all this new information, staff took on a more detailed transportation network analysis. A revised transportation network is proposed to shift the proposed collector route further south, eliminate the need for the Kemsley-Jefferson crossing, and to create a transportation network that is more feasible to build, with less of an impact on the neighbourhood overall.

Because streets often form the boundary between two different land use designations, staff are considering some minor changes to the boundaries of the land use designations to match the revised street network. 

We want to hear from you and receive your feedback on the proposal for a revised transportation network for the Oakdale neighbourhood. 

Additional Information