EMME Model as Cooperative Planning Tool and the National Capital Commission. EMME Users’ Conference 2008 Ottawa-Gatineau. NCC Mandate and Role.
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EMME Model as Cooperative Planning Tool and the National Capital Commission
EMME Users’ Conference 2008
NCC Mandate and Role Capital Commission
"Prepare plans for and assist in the development, conservation and improvement of the National Capital Region in order that the nature and character of the seat of the Government of Canada may be in accordance with its national significance."
"Organise, sponsor or promote such public activities and events in the National Capital Region as will enrich the cultural and social fabric of Canada …. "
NCA (1958 and 1988)
NCC owns 10 percent of all lands in the Capital region.
NCC is responsible for review, advice and approval of all proposals for modification, construction, additions, demolitions, public activities or other works on federal lands.
Transportation is key component considering planning mandate and strategic lands.
The Model Capital Commission
Trip Generation Capital Commission
Systematic process for manipulating and translating vast amounts of demographic, land use and travel data into projections of future travel demand
Maintain Capital Commission
Not a Crystal Ball – Not oracles
Tool to help planning and decisions
As good as the data input
TRANS Capital Commission
Joint NCR Transportation Systems Planning Group
Intergovernmental committee on transportation systems planning formed in 1970s, led by Ottawa with participation of Gatineau, OC Transpo, STO, MTO, MTQ, NCC
Cooperation in areas of common interest -
NCC Interests in TRANS and Modelling planning formed in 1970s, led by Ottawa with participation of Gatineau, OC Transpo, STO, MTO, MTQ, NCC
Model as Planning and Policy Tool planning formed in 1970s, led by Ottawa with participation of Gatineau, OC Transpo, STO, MTO, MTQ, NCC
Key NCC initiatives presently are the Greenbelt Master Plan Review, Capital Urban Sector Master Plan, and Plan for Canada’s Capital update.
Data resulting from modelling represents a treasure chest of information for planners and policy makers.
NCC and its partners are influenced by modelling to consider policies aimed at factors like congestion, emissions and land use with policies like commute trip reduction programs, HOV lanes, road pricing, multimodal facilities and transit oriented development all aimed at modifying behaviour.
Capturing behaviour by modelling process is important to show real impacts of transportation policy and to facilitate consideration of future planning and policy options.
Concluding Remarks planning formed in 1970s, led by Ottawa with participation of Gatineau, OC Transpo, STO, MTO, MTQ, NCC