BCAC Agenda – February 16, 2017

The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for February 16, 2017 is available.

 

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Delegations/Presentations

There will be a presentation from Dayle Laing, Member, about Cycling Infrastructure Best Practices from the 2016 Ontario Bike Summit

 

Reports/Updates

Nelson Cadete, Project Manager, Active Transportation, Planning and Development Services, will present a Summary of the 2017 Work Plan

 

Other/New Business/Information Items

Dayle Laing, Member, has submitted correspondence from dated February 2, 2017 regarding the Etobicoke Creek Trail Signage Audit. Dayle has also requested discussion about:

  • Networking with Brampton GrowGreen
  • Committee participation at the Toronto International Bicycle Show, and a request for volunteers

 

Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public. Please come out to see and to ask questions!


BCAC Minutes – February 18, 2016

The minutes from the February 18, 2016 Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee meeting are published.

A copy of the agenda can be found on the City of Brampton website.

 

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:

  1. Alina Grzejszczak
  2. Lisa Stokes
  3. Dayle Laing (first alternate)
  4. 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:

  1. Will they connect at Bartley Bull Parkway, or to Pathway on Steeles, east of Hurontario/Main?
  2. 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.

 


BCAC Agenda – February 18, 2016

The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for February 18, 2016 is available. There is is an exciting update about the Active Transportation Plan. A presentation is included, but do make it in person to the meeting if you can!

 

Delegations/Presentations

There will be a presentation by Nelson Cadete, Project Manager, Active Transportation, Long Range Transportation Planning, Planning and Infrastructure Services, about an update to the Active Transportation Plan – Terms of Reference.

There is an attached slide deck (4.1-1) on the Terms of Reference for the Active Transportation Plan. Check it out!

 

Other/New Business/Information Items

The Programs Subcommittee has submitted the minutes from their meeting(s) in January (7.1-1). They’ve worked hard to prepare this year’s first Community Rides. Check out the attached calendar to start saving the dates! (7.1-3).

At the requestion of Nelson Cadete, there will be a discussion on Registration and Selection of two Cycling Advisory Committee Members to attend the Ontario Bike Summit. The Ontario Bike Summit is an opportunity to attend workshops and sessions, and meet advocates, program coordinators, and politicians that effecting cycling decisions around Ontario, Canada, and North America.

Kevin Montgomery (that’s me!) has requested a discussion on the Hurontario Light Rail Transit – Connection to Metrolinx-built Bike Lanes and Local Cycling Infrastructure. If you weren’t already aware,  “The Hurontario-Main Street corridor is being designed to accommodate bicycle lanes and bike paths from Mississauga to Brampton.” In October 2015, Brampton Council voted to stop the LRT route at Shopper’s World at Steeles Ave.

The questions Kevin has are:

  1. Will they (cycling infrastructure) connect at Bartley Bull Parkway, or to Pathway on Steeles, east of Hurontario/Main?
  2. Can they connect to McMurchy Avenue instead?

Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public. Please come out to see the presentations, and to ask questions!