Sarnia Active Transportation Master Plan

Client : City of Sarnia
Completion Date : 2024


In collaboration with Re:Public Urbanism, Momentum developed the new Active Transportation Master Plan for the City of Sarnia in 2023. Our goal was to propose pedestrian and cycling projects for the street network, generating health, equity, and environmental benefits for Sarnians.
The project commenced with an in-depth exploration of Sarnia’s unique context, needs, objectives, and challenges. A cartography of the current network, analysis of traffic counts and Strava data, as well as an assessment of Cycling Levels of Traffic Streets fed into the Background Report highlighting the opportunities for active transportation in Sarnia. The team immersed themselves in the city through a three-day public engagement program of walking and biking tours, pop-ups and an online survey for Sarnians to provide their and aspirations for active transportation in their city.

The collaborative work led to a comprehensive proposition for an active transportation network, including a pedestrian network for building new sidewalks, and improving the safety at key intersections and corridors; and a cycling network. Designed to address the diverse needs of commuting and leisure travel, vulnerable populations, and seamless intermodal trips, the proposed cycling network was shaped by the invaluable input gathered from the community and presented as layers of quick wins, medium-term and long-term projects to be integrated into the City’s Capital Works program.

The ATMP stands as a roadmap for the implementation of active transportation projects in the coming years, guiding Sarnia towards a sustainable and healthy future.

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Spaces For People

The ATMP helped to rethink the distribution of the road space for safer walking and cycling while maintaining the network efficiency observed in Sarnia.

Participatory Communities

Public engagement was a key component of the ATMP, through an online survey, Open House and pop-ups as well as walking and cycling tours.

End to End Mobility

Missing links were identified for walking and cycling to propose end-to-end connectivity for different user journeys.