Transportation Focus Area

Desired Future

Rossland’s transportation system offers affordable, reliable, safe, accessible, frequent, green, and efficient means of moving within Rossland and to and from Rossland. The community’s livability is enhanced by an extensive local and regional trail network that supports non-motorized vehicles. Land use planning connects housing with services through trails and transit, thereby reducing automobile dependency. Rossland’s downtown core is accessible, pedestrian-friendly and linked to the resorts by a high quality public, equitably funded transit connection. The community encourages and supports low-impact environmentally-friendly transportation choices, thereby conserving the natural environment and increasing Rossland’s tourism appeal.

End-State Goals

End-state Goal 1: A networked system of trails for walking, hiking, biking and skiing connects Rossland and serves to decrease traffic and congestion, and to improve year-round tourism appeal.

End-state Goal 2: The historic downtown is accessible and pedestrian friendly.

End-state Goal 3: There is a ‘sense of arrival’ at key entrances / gateways to Rossland and the downtown core.

End-state Goal 4: Public transit within and around Rossland is affordable, accessible, reliable, frequent, safe, comfortable and ‘green’. A high-quality connection links downtown with the resorts. Private vehicle dependence is minimized.

End-state Goal 5: Transportation systems utilize renewable energy sources and have minimal impact on air quality.    

End-state Goal 6: Traffic patterns that are the least hazardous to pedestrians and others are established and enforced


What is New in Transportation?

There is no Transportation Task Force.  However the City has been active in developing a City-wide trail system with the addition of three new City trails in 2009/2010 to increase urban connectivity.
New signs welcoming people to Rossland have also been erected at either end of town to encourage the 'sense of arrival' to Rossland.