The minutes from the February 18, 2016 Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee meeting are published.
Delegations and Presentations
Nelson Cadete, Project Manager, Active Transportation, Long Range Transportation Planning, Planning and Infrastructure Services, gave a presentation on the Active Transportation Plan – Terms of Reference.
The presentation included provided details on the status of the Active Transportation Master Plan Terms of Reference, core objectives and the next steps.
Committee consideration of the matter included:
- City-wide active transportation network/grid and completion of connections
- Sidewalk and crosswalk deficiencies and areas of improvement
- New and existing infrastructure development opportunities
- Development of healthy communities
- Active transportation community events
New Business and Information Items
Minutes – Programs Subcommittee
Committee member Lisa Stokes provided details of the minutes of the Programs Subcommittee and noted that the schedule of Community Rides has been established. Committee consideration of the matter included consensus to announce the details and schedule of the Community Rides at the next Council meeting. Lisa volunteered to make the announcement.
At the request of Nelson Cadete, Project Manager, Active Transportation, Long Range Transportation Planning, Planning and infrastructure Services, discussion took place on Registration and Selection of two Cycling Advisory Committee Members to attend the Ontario Bike Summit.
Staff noted that the opportunity for two members to attend the Ontario Bike Summit is included in the Committee Work Plan and budget. A poll was conducted and the names of interested members were collected and placed into a draw. The following members were selected to attend the summit:
- Alina Grzejszczak
- Lisa Stokes
- Dayle Laing (first alternate)
- Pauline Thornham (second alternate)
At the request of Kevin Montgomery, Co-Chair, the Committee had a discussion RE: Hurontario Light Rail Transit – Connection to Metrolinx-built Bike Lanes and Local Cycling Infrastructure. Committee discussion of the matter included questions regarding the status of the complete streetscapes design associated with Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) and the consideration of alternate routes, suggestions of areas of improvement for path/ trail and cycling lane connectivity, and improving road surface cycling infrastructure for commuter traffic. Questions on the matter included:
- Will they connect at Bartley Bull Parkway, or to Pathway on Steeles, east of Hurontario/Main?
- Can they connect to McMurchy Avenue instead?
Staff provided details on the active transportation aspect of the LRT project and noted that the City is committed to developing and improving cycling infrastructure.
During question period, staff noted that an update on bicycle parking will be provided at a future meeting and noted that recommendations are made to private development applications with respect to the provision of bicycle stands. Lisa Stokes, Member, asked that the Policy Subcommittee consider developing a policy that requires developers to install bicycle stands.