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Delegation to Committee of Council, Oct 30 2013

31 Oct 2013, Posted by David Laing in Brampton Cycling, Past Event Cycling

A delegation to Brampton Committee of Council was made by BBAC Chair David Laing, with support from BBAC members in the visitors gallery.

The following are excerpted from the official minutes of the City of Brampton.

2013 10 30 Gerald David delegation City Council_500   at Council Chamber entrance

D 1.     Delegations, re: Establishment of the Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee – RML #2013-027 (File P40).

  1. David Laing, Resident of Brampton and Chair, Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee (BBAC)
  2. Larry Zacher, Executive Director, Brampton Safe City Association

Item I 2 was brought forward and dealt with at the same time.

David Laing, Resident of Brampton and Chair, Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee (BBAC) addressed Committee regarding the objective of Brampton becoming a bicycle friendly community, and highlighted the need for engineering, education, enforcement and evaluation. He provided information on the social and environmental benefits of cycling and examples of communities that have invested in this initiative. Mr. Laing highlighted the importance of an Active Transportation Coordinator to the success of this initiative and expressed support for the recommendations in the staff report.

Larry Zacher, Executive Director, Brampton Safe City Association, addressed Committee on behalf of the Road Safety Committee and provided details regarding the Committee’s network of agencies and its role in promoting bicycle safety. Mr. Zacher expressed support for the recommendations in the staff report and requested that the Road Safety Committee have representation on the Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee.

Committee discussions included the following:

  • Expression of interest from City Councillor Hutton to be appointed as the Council representative on the Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee
  • Clarification that the establishment of the Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee is subject to approval of the Active Transportation Coordinator in the 2014 Budget
  • The need to create a safe environment for cyclists and encourage the public to get active
  • Clarification regarding the mandate and governance of the Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee
  • Request from Mr. Zacher for Road Safety Committee representation on the Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee
  • Designation of Brampton as a bicycle friendly community
  • Bicycle safety and education
  • Link to the Peel Children’s Safety Village via Peel Regional Police membership on the Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee
  • Concerns regarding interaction between cyclists and pedestrians
  • The need for signage on Creditview Road to indicate that cyclists are permitted on the sidewalk due to motor vehicle volume

The following motion was considered. CW326-2013

1. That the following delegations to the Committee of Council Meeting

of October 30, 2013, re: Establishment of the Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee – RML #2013-027 (File P40) be received:

  1. David Laing, Resident of Brampton and Chair, Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee (BBAC);
  2. Larry Zacher, Executive Director, Brampton Safe City Association; and,

2. That the report from M. Parks, Manager, Traffic Engineering Services, Planning and Infrastructure Services, dated September 25, 2013, to the Committee of Council Meeting of October 30, 2013, re: Establishment of the Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee – RML #2013-027 (File P40) be received; and,

3. That subject to approval of the Active Transportation Coordinator in the 2014 Budget:

a) the Terms of Reference for the Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee, as outlined in Appendix 1 to the subject report, be approved;

b) a by-law be passed to establish the Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee; and,

c) the aforementioned by-law and committee terms of reference be effective May 1, 2014; and,

d) City Councillor Hutton be appointed as the Council representative on the Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee for the remainder of the current term of Council.

Carried

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