The Central Okanagan Planning Study

Do you live or work in the Central Okanagan region?

If so, are you interested in being a part of the transportation planning process for this growing region?

This website is for interested citizens to learn more about the transportation planning going on in the Central Okanagan, and to join in the online discussion.

This is all part of the ministry’s three-year Central Okanagan Planning Study, which was launched in the fall of 2014. The purpose of the study is to develop potential route proposals to address future mobility in the Central Okanagan area.

The study is looking at needs of the travelling public, community land use plans, provincial transportation priorities and a possible future second crossing of Okanagan Lake. Related to this is the The Highway 97 – Peachland Transportation Study which is under way to identify and assess possible short, medium, and long-term solutions to address future needs through and/or around Peachland.

Ready to get involved in the Central Okanagan Planning Study? Here’s how:

  • Read the background material, including pages on this web site (look for new material posted November 2015 under “Future Mobility”), the Spring 2015 Consultation Companion and the Fall 2015 Consultation Companion.
  • Participate in the next engagement milestone, including a public open house, to occur approximately late February 2017. Check this site for updated scheduling.
  • Participate in other ways like email, telephone, stakeholder meetings, presentations or dialogue sessions.
  • Discuss the questions online in a moderated discussion forum below:

Discussion 1

Posted on May 19, 2015

Given all of the material posted to this site about the corridor, what do you consider to be the most serious issue on the corridor and why?  

Discussion 2

Posted on May 19, 2015

Based on the material presented on this web site, is there anything that you feel the study team should know about the performance of the corridor that may have been overlooked?

Discussion 3

Posted on November 24, 2015

What should be done to deal with congestion on the Highway 97 corridor?