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DESTINATION2040 – Regional Sustainable Transportation Master Plan


March 11, 2013

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GREATER MONCTON – The City of Moncton, the City of Dieppe and the Town of Riverview, in conjunction with the Province of New Brunswick, are pleased to announce a multi-community effort to review the current transportation network and to develop a sustainable plan that will guide the communities for future transportation needs.
 
Destination2040 will envision the necessary components of a transportation network that promotes a vibrant, healthy community by using a combination of land use designation and urban design and policy that makes sustainable transportation modes (walk, cycling, and public transit) viable in the region.
 
For the next year, Destination2040 will be engaging government officials, stakeholders and citizens to provide input in developing and shaping our communities in a way that is truly accessible to all while maintaining an integral system for all modes of transportation. As a first step, a third party consultant will conduct a household telephone survey and an on-board transit survey, beginning at the end of March. The three municipalities are encouraging residents to participate in these surveys, as they represent a key piece in the project’s overall success and planning. Details will be available online at www.destination2040.ca the week of March 18th, or by calling their respective City/Town Hall.

Going forward, the Destination2040 team will also host visioning workshops, and other public engagement opportunities. In fact, public participation is the most important element for Destination2040, as we need to know “What moves you”.

Said Moncton Mayor, George LeBlanc: “The City of Moncton welcomes Destination2040 as an opportunity to collaborate with our neighbours to create a plan that truly works for our region. We are linked by our roadways, and solid public participation will ensure that the plan will work for all stakeholders… and for generations to come.”
 
“The City of Dieppe is pleased to be working on a plan that will provide residents and visitors with an environmentally sustainable, affordable and reliable transportation system.  In our efforts to promote a greater quality of life, Destination2040 will enhance our community’s economic vitality and healthy lifestyle”, added Dieppe Mayor Yvon Lapierre.  
 
“A robust transportation system is the lifeline of our community and a critical element in the success of our local economy. It is my hope that residents will see the value of this important study and assist in the planning process so we can meet the needs of our growing and thriving communities”, stated Riverview Mayor Ann Seamans.
 
Help us shape Destination2040 and become part of an exciting process transforming our transportation system into an environmentally friendly, sustainable and accessible one. What moves you?

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Media Contacts:
               
Mélanie Cécyre
City of Moncton
Communications Officer
Melanie.Cecyre@moncton.ca
Direct: 506.877.7745 

Isabelle LeBlanc
City of Dieppe
Director of Communications
Isabelle.Leblanc@dieppe.ca
Direct: 506.877.7900 

Meghan Walsh
Town of Riverview
Communications Coordinator
Mwalsh@townofriverview.ca
Direct: 506.387.2072