BCAC Agenda – November 17, 2016

The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for November 17, 2016 is available. The entire agenda is dedicated to the Active Transportation Master Plan, including:

 

  • Scope, Direction & Objectives
  • Background Review
  • Project Visioning

 

Take A Look

 

Delegations/Presentations

There will be a presentation by David Laing, Chair of BikeBrampton about the ATMP. The slide deck for this presentation is included in the agenda.

 

Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public, and this should be an interesting one. Please come out to see the presentations, and to ask questions!


Action Request: Input for the Active Transportation Master Plan

The November Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee meeting will be an important one. The entire meeting will be dedicated to discussing the Active Transportation Master Plan.

In preparation for that meeting, we’re asking you — Brampton residents and stakeholders in Active Transportation — to give your opinion, specifically about:

 

  • Scope, direction, and goals of the Active Transportation Master Plan
  • Consideration of “signature projects”
  • Any potential barriers to achieving a connected network
    (infrastructure, public support, political will, etc.)

 

Let Us Know

 

You can also make a Delegation Request to the BCAC.

 

Delegation Form

 

This is a fundamental step in developing the Active Transportation Master Plan. It’s important to consider early what benefits active transportation will have on businesses, residents, and our quality of life. As well as potential challenges to realizing those benefits.

We look forward to receiving your remarks on how to make active transportation, for people of all ages and abilities, part of everyday life in Brampton.

 

Some Facts

 

  • Brampton is the 9th largest municipality in Canada. Of the top 10 municipalities by census, only Brampton does not yet have an Active Transportation strategy
  • Increased automobile traffic affects Brampton’s attractiveness for business. Some roads and intersections are approaching automobile capacity
  • The annual delay bost of Brampton’s congestion is $342 Million
  • Brampton projects a significant increase in population age 18-24 between 2011 and 2021. A typically post-secondary demographic that increasingly is not interested in driving, and drawn to cities that suit this lifestyle
  • Brampton automobile insurance rates are the highest in Ontario. On average it costs $6,000-$8,000 per year to own and run a motor vehicle.
  • In the Region of Peel, 28% of Grade 7 to 12 students were either overweight or obese in 2004
  • Most commutes made by car are in Peel Region, are less than 7km, and could be cycled in less than 30 minutes at a leisurely pace
  • Active transportation brings health, environmental, and economic benefits to communities that embrace it

 

For More Information

 

 


BCAC Agenda – October 20, 2016

The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for October 20, 2016 is available. Take a look!

This agenda offers an important update… to the Active Transportation Master Plan! More on that under Other/New Business / Information Items.

 

Delegations/Presentations

There will be a presentation by Lisa Stokes, Member, about Cycling Infrastructure – Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington and Hamilton. The slide deck for this presentation shows some of the great work that’s been happening in those municipalities.

 

Other/New Business / Information Items

Kevin Montgomery, Co-Chair, has requested a discussion about:

 

  • Minutes – CAN-BIKE Instructions Meeting, August 29, 2016
  • Presentation to Peel Alternative School North – Follow up
  • Committee Program Funding
  • Ontario Good Roads Association – 2017 Conference
  • Requesting Multi-use Pathways and Curb-Cuts
  • Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness – Update re Bicycle Dedication to Ralf Jarchow

 

Lisa Stokes, Member, has requested discussion about:

 

  • Franceschini Bridge Status
  • Cycling Infrastructure on Widened Williams Parkway

 

There will be a discussion at the request of Nelson Cadete, Project Manager, Active Transportation, Planning and Development Services, about Active Transportation Master Plan – Proposed November Cycling Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda.

This is big news.

It looks like there will be a lot of ground to cover at the BCAC November meeting. The proposal is to discuss:

 

  • Scope, direction, and goals of the Active Transportation Master Plan
  • Input, direction, and feedback for the Active Transportation Master Plan
  • Consideration of “signature projects”
  • Any potential barriers to achieving a connected network

 

Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public, and this should be an interesting one. Please come out to see the presentations, and to ask questions!