Planning around rapid transit (PARTS)

Suburbs

With light rapid transit coming to Waterloo region, the Planning Around Rapid Transit Stations (PARTS) project continues to help ensure our city's station study areas are developed in stable ways that support local transit and add value to our community.

PARTS timeline

PARTS Phase 1, which took place in 2013, identified our recommended station study areas by compiling background  information and developing a project plan for undertaking corridor-wide initiatives, as well as the station study area plans.

In 2014, Phase 2 put the plans laid in the first phase into action, launching five corridor-wide initiatives  at once to achieve development efficiencies and lay the groundwork for the subsequent station study area plans.

We are now in Phase 3 of the project, which is scheduled to run from 2015-2018. During this period, we continue to prepare individual plans for the following station study areas:

Station area plan details

Station area plans include recommendations for:

  • Land use
  • Engineering infrastructure
  • Pedestrian and cycling connection enhancements
  • Transportation demand management measures  
  • Public realm and streetscape improvements in surrounding areas
  • Road and parking implications  
  • Community infrastructure
  • Public art opportunities

For more information on the PARTS project and how this work may affect you, check out our list of frequently asked questions.

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