BCAC Agenda – May 19, 2016

The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for May 19, 2016 is available. Take a look!

Delegations/Presentations

There will be a presentation by Dayle Laing, Committee Member, about learnings from the Ontario Bike SummitDayle has included an impressive slide deck, which has many photos taken from her exploratory ride of Toronto cycling infrastructure.

After that, there will be a presentation from J. Spencer, Manager, Parks and Facility Planning, Engineering and Development Services, Planning and Infrastructure Services, about updates to the Parks and Recreation Master Plan. There is a slide deck included in the agenda for this presentation. The City of Brampton wants to spread the word about updates to the PRMP through its various Advisory Committees.

Other/New Business/Information Items

The Minutes from the Infrastructure Subcommittee – April 13, 2016 meeting will be considered, and are also included in the agenda. Included with the minutes are 2 recommendations to be brought forward to the committee for consideration:

  1. Expressing opposition to a motion passed on March 7, 2016 to consider the Etobicoke Creek Valley for an LRT.
  2. That the email address “cycling@brampton.ca” be added to the Metrolinx HLRT Stakeholders Mailing List for project updates.
    (The HLRT route has an Active Transportation component within the Complete Streets design)

Kevin Montgomery, Co-Chair, has requested a discussion about Provincial Cap and Trade – Cycling Infrastructure Funding*. The discussion is about whether or not to pass a motion to support Share The Road’s recommendation that “the provincial cap and trade program be leveraged to provide $200 million for cycling infrastructure across Ontario over the next 4 years.” Included is the original letter from Share The Road that was sent to Honourable Glen Murray, M.P.P.

*As of May 16, 2016, it seems this will soon be approved with “$200-million to build more cycling infrastructure, including curb-separated bike lanes and bike parking at GO stations.”

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


BCAC Agenda – April 21, 2016

The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for April 21, 2016 is available, and it’s an exciting one!

 

Delegations/Presentations

There will be a presentation by Dayle Laing, Committee Member, about Bike the Creek.

Dayle has included a slide deck, which has many amazing photos from earlier events. Definitely worth a look.

 

Reports/Updates

Committee will be hearing a verbal update from J. Mete, Landscape Architect, Planning and Infrastructure Services, on the Franceschini Bridge Project Status – Update for Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee.

This project is now in the detailed design stage. Minor repair/restoration work will be needed, as well as safety and aesthetic improvements including railings to cyclists’ height, lighting, and fencing/gates to improve access. More details are included in the agenda, including these amazing renderings.

 

Committee will hear an update from Dayle Laing, about Safe Biking Event – Brampton County Court SNAP (Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plan), followed by an update Nelson Cadete, Project Manager, Active Transportation, re: Motion to the Ontario Ministry of Education Regarding Cycling Education.

 

Other/New Business/Information Items

The Programs Subcommittee has submitted their minutes from their meeting on March 21, 2016. The Minutes are attached to the Committee Agenda. It details some of the planning behind some great events coming up:

There will also be an update about Council Announcement – Community Rides, which Committee member Lisa Stokes recently delegated on to Council.

 

Correspondence

Two items of correspondence are included in the agenda. The first being correspondence from Pauline Thornham, Member, on the Joint Committee of Western Lake Ontario Cycling Advisory Committee. The second being correspondence from Pauline Thornham about a Ministry of Education Motion. Both correspondence email items are included in the agenda.

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

 


BCAC Agenda – March 17, 2016

The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for March 17, 2016 is available.

Delegations/Presentations

There will be a delegation from Ranjana Mitra and Sarah Verma from the Community Environment Alliance, about Community Bike Centre Programs and Initiatives.

There is an attached slide deck for their presentation (4.1-2).

Other/New Business/Information Items

Alina Grzejszczak, Committee Member, will be presenting a CANBIKE Instructor Course Update. There is a report attached to the agenda as item 7.1.

There will be a discussion at the request of Gaspard Ndayishimiye, Member, about Transformation of Maintenance Strips into Cycling Lanes.

Kevin Montgomery, Co-Chair, has requested a discussion on Proclamation Request Forms, and a Motion for Co-Chair(s) to send a Proclamation Request. An email has been attached with more information. So far, the list of Proclaimations being considered are:

  • Community Ward Rides
  • Bike To Work Day and Bike Month
  • Bike The Creek

Additionally, Kevin has requested a discussion on Bike Month. The Bike Month website is missing Brampton’s logo. Kevin is proposing a motion for the City of Brampton to supply an appropriate logo to Bike Month website organizers, and for the Programs Subcommittee to work with Brampton staff and Walk and Roll Peel to organize a Bike To Work Day event.

The Policy Subcommittee has submitted the minutes from their meeting on February 14, 2016 (7.3). This Subcommittee will be working to find systemic problems that inhibit cycling in Brampton.

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