City of Brampton | Office of the Mayor | Speaking Notes27 Jan 2017, Posted by Brampton Cycling, Cycling Benefits - Economics, Cycling Benefits - Environment, Cycling Benefits - Health, Cycling Safety in
Today, our historic downtown lies within the regulatory floodplain of the Etobicoke Creek and is designated as a Special Policy Area subject to regulations by the Ontario government. Commonly referred to as Riverwalk, our vision creates a resilient landscape by addressing the challenges of future climate change scenarios and eliminating existing flood risks. This redeveloped area would support major public transit and active transportation infrastructures, expand the city’s green infrastructure, create new amenities with a variety of new public spaces, and be a catalyst for urban growth and economic development. Brampton would like the Ontario government to become a partner in developing and implementing the Riverwalk project, and to commit to long-term funding assistance to implement the goals and objectives of Riverwalk.