MoveSmart About the Strategy

Connecting people, places and communities


MoveSmart helps form and direct the City’s vision to provide a transportation system that is safer, more efficient and sustainable. In the 2018 Citizen Satisfaction Survey, 59 per cent of residents said transportation is the most important issue facing the community. The City continues to focus its efforts on ensuring an efficient and reliable transportation system that ultimately gets citizens and businesses where they need to go. MoveSmart sets the direction and priorities for the next five years.

Together with input from the community, MoveSmart forms a plan to continue delivering efficient traffic services.


The strategy objectives include the following:


  • Provide a framework for collaboration with the community and other stakeholders
  • Define a set of goals for transportation encompassing community values and identify a plan to address the City’s mobility needs in an effective, responsible and sustainable manner
  • Identify opportunities for a more balanced approach to transportation, including the most vulnerable road users 


MoveSmart consists of four programs:


Road Safety Program – to increase road safety and raise public awareness

  • To bring together key stakeholders to keep the city’s streets safer for all road users and help foster a road safety culture
  • To take a more proactive approach to road safety by using data and proven statistical procedures and identify additional road safety opportunities 

Mobility Management Program – to improve efficiency through innovation and technology

  • To modernize the City’s traffic signals system, providing more efficient traffic flow and link to existing and future technologies
  • To ensure pedestrians, cyclists and vehicle traffic continue to move safely and efficiently through signalized intersections and pedestrian crossings using the existing road network

Traffic Data Management Program – to assure accuracy and availability of traffic data

  • To modernize traffic data management with up to date traffic data to form the core of the Strategy and support data-driven and evidence-based decision-making
  • To have traffic data to allow for ongoing tracking of performance of the transportation system over time

Sustainable Mobility Program – to support active and sustainable transportation

  • To support the development of additional active and sustainable transportation options and ensure that these options focus on the safety of all road users
  • To support the expansion of the pedestrian and cycling network through consideration of the operations and maintenance services


For a timeline of the project, visit the project updates.