M Mobility Element

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Traffic congestion at Milliken Avenue and I-10 Freeway.

Ontario is strategically located within a regional transportation network that includes an international airport with passenger and air cargo operations, three freeways, three freight rail lines, commuter and passenger rail services, public transit and a local network of streets and multi-purpose trails.  This network provides multi-modal transportation options for those traveling within, to or through the City.  This robust system creates unique opportunities for Ontario as a regional jobs hub and a complete community.  Ontario’s Vision to concentrate growth in key locations will allow the City to capitalize on this transportation system.

Ontario’s Vision is that there will be more mobility options as the City and the region grow.  Personal vehicles will continue to provide individual mobility and flexibility for travel, though fuel systems will change and guidance technology will become much more sophisticated.  Bus travel will be a convenient and reliable option.  The commuter rail system will provide service all day throughout the region and high-speed rail may be developed for longer-distance trips.  Air travel will be linked through a future multi-modal station in close proximity to LAONT airport where access to many modes of transit will be available.  Freight transportation via trucks, rail and air cargo will provide efficient movement of goods to the City, region and beyond while minimizing negative impacts.

The mobility system will be coordinated with future land use patterns and levels of buildout.  Access and connectivity to mobility options will be integrated into neighborhoods, villages and districts.  The placement of housing, jobs and amenities in closer proximity to each other and design strategies focused on the pedestrian will make walking a desirable alternative and a connected regional system of multi-purpose trails will enable safe and convenient non-motorized travel.

Purpose

The Mobility Element:

  • Provides overall guidance for the City’s responsibility to satisfy the local and subregional mobility needs of our residents, visitors and businesses while maintaining the quality of life envisioned in The Ontario Plan.
  • Coordinates the mobility system with future land use patterns and levels of buildout.
  • Addresses access and connectivity among the various neighborhoods, villages and districts.
  • Addresses the range of mobility options, including vehicular, trucking, freight and passenger rail, air, pedestrian, bicycle and transit.

Principles

We believe in:

  • Access to convenient local and regional mobility options is essential to the City’s growth and prosperity.

  • A comprehensive multi-modal mobility system is vital to achieving access to jobs, schools, shopping, services, parks and other key destination points.

  • Transportation systems should reflect the context and desired character of the surrounding land uses.

  • Well designed and maintained roadways are essential for the safe and efficient movement of goods and people.

  • Transportation routes and their right-of-ways should be planned and preserved based upon projected travel demands.

M Mobility Element Sections

EXHIBITS

All Exhibits are part of the Policy Plan

REFERENCE MATERIALS

All References are not part of the Policy Plan

  1. Street System Related
  2. Master Plan of Streets and Highways
  3. Traffic and Transportation Design Guidelines
  4. 2012-2035 RTP/SCS (April 2012)
  5. Congestion Management Plan (2007)
  6. San Bernardino County Long Range Transportation Plan (Interim Draft)