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.
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!
The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for September 15, 2016 is available. Take a look!
No delegations or presentations are planned for this meeting.
Committee will receive Public Works Information, dated August 19, 2016, regarding the Implementation of Bicycle Lanes on Balmoral Drive. A report is included. The name of the report itself is a bit misleading. The report indicates the installation of “urban shoulders” — a space that is legal to cycle in, but also to park in. The idea is that they can be upgraded later to bicycle lanes if residents support it. In the meantime, this installation could be useful in connecting the new Dixie Rd. multi-use pathway to the recreation trail leading to Clark Park, toward Bramalea City Centre.
Check it out in Google Maps
Other/New Business/Information Items
Kevin Montgomery, Co-Chair, is providing a verbal update regarding Motion for Committee Consideration regarding Dedication of Bicycle Parking at Peel Memorial Health Centre.
Lisa Stokes, Member, is proposing correspondence regarding Community Rides – Draft Thank-you Letters to Peel Regional Police Participants.
Kevin Montgomery, Co-Chair, is requesting discussion on Cycling Infrastructure in the vicinity of Turner Fenton Secondary School. Turner Fenton recently installed a new entranceway from First Golf Blvd. Kevin has noted in an email that First Golf Blvd. is listed as a candidate for cycling facilities, and wants to know if building that facility, or improving the pedestrian experience, was considered to reduce automobile use.
There will be a verbal update from Nelson Cadete, Project Manager, Active Transportation, Planning and Development Services, regarding the 2016 Bicycle Friendly Community Application
No correspondence has been received for this meeting.
Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public. Please come out to see the presentations, and to ask questions!
The weather is getting cooler. Even if you plan on putting your bike away for winter, there is still much happening to encourage cycling in Brampton. The Cycling Advisory Committee Agenda for November 19 is online.
There will be a delegation from Margie Chung, who is Principle Planner, Sustainable Transportation with the Region of Peel about the Region of Peel Active Transportation Plan – Implementation Plan and Update. There will be material distributed before the meeting, so we encourage anyone who’s interested to attend and look into getting a copy.
A presentation will be made by Alina Grzejszczak, Committee Member, about Preventing Theft and Vandalism of Bicycles. The slide deck is with the agenda, and gives good examples of the challenges people face when locking up their bike.
Kevin Montgomery, Committee Co-Chair, has included a report for the Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee Draft 2015/2016 Work Plan. It outlines the key goals for 2015/2016 under a “Go For Bronze” strategy.
The committee will discuss an update about the Ministry of Transportation Cycling Training Fund.
Cycling Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public. We encourage everyone to attend!