Brampton ATMP

The Active Transportation Master Plan was endorsed by City of Brampton on Sept 25, 2019.

The City’s first ever Active Transportation Master Plan provides the network plan, policies and programs to support Brampton’s 2040 Vision for a mosaic of safe, integrated transportation choices and new modes, contributions to civic sustainability, and emphasizing walking, cycling, and transit. 

Brampton Active Transportation Master Plan Full Report

Active Transportation (walking, cycling and other self-propelled mobility options) presents one of the greatest untapped opportunities for reducing single occupant vehicle trips, and for addressing a host of community design and public health issues. Incorporating global best practices in active transportation and promoting the concept of ‘complete streets’ and ‘sustainable’ community design is a guiding principle for the City’s planning and engineering efforts.

The Active Transportation Master Plan focuses on the implementation strategy for building a connected cycling and pedestrian network across the City (and connecting to neighbouring municipalities) to enable safer, more convenient travel by non-motorized modes, and to encourage cycling as a viable means of transportation for both recreational and utilitarian purposes for the general public.

BikeBrampton & BCAC members came out to support Brampton ATMP delegation, championed by Councillor Rowena Santos and Councillor Paul Vincente.

Region of Peel Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Jessica Hopkins sees the new ATMP as “an opportunity to promote the health of Brampton residents”. She delegated about the health issue of physical inactivity, where “62% of the adult population in Peel is overweight or obese and 1 in 6 adults has diabetes. Only 15% of adults and 7% of children in Canada meet the minimum requirements for daily physical activity.” Dr. Hopkins added that “more physical activity improves mental health and overall well-being. Reduced vehicle use improves air quality and respiratory health. Walking and cycling infrastructure investments improve road safety.”

MOH Dr. Jessica Hopkins delegating on Brampton ATMP.

Kevin Montgomery, BCAC Co-Chair delegated in support of the ATMP, suggesting the resources and funding requests be approved. The budget request for 20 years is comparable to a one-year budget for widening of 4 roads.

BCAC Co-Chair Kevin Montgomery delegating in support of ATMP

David Laing, BikeBrampton Chair delegated with a show of support for the Brampton ATMP, suggesting “funding requests as outlined by staff be approved and that staff take the appropriate steps to begin implementation”. David’s delegation

BikeBrampton Chair David Laing delegating in support of Brampton ATMP, as City of Brampton Active Transportation Manager Nelson Cadete looks on.

BikeBrampton has long awaited Brampton’s Active Transportation Master Plan. We congratulate City of Brampton staff, especially Nelson Cadete, Henrik Zbogar and Tamara Kwast for their dedication and expertise in working with IBI Group to create this excellent plan. We appreciate that they have encouraged the dozens of hours of input from BikeBrampton members.


Presentation: Active Transportation Master Plan!

The next Planning & Development Committee agenda for September 23, 2019 is available, and features a presentation on the Active Transportation Master Plan!

Nelson Cadete, Project Manager, Active Transportation, Transportation Planning, Planning and Development Services, will present a report and presentation on the Active Transportation Master Plan.

Overview of Report

The 2015 update of the Brampton Transportation Master Plan recommended that the City develop a comprehensive active transportation master plan to include information and recommendations on policies, programming, design standards and infrastructure, and to identify an implementation strategy.

The Brampton 2040 Vision calls for transportation and connectivity to be “a mosaic of safe, integrated transportation choices and new modes, contributing to civic sustainability, and emphasizing walking, cycling and transit.”

Supporting the Vision, the Active Transportation Master Plan (ATMP) states that “Through developing an integrated, attractive, and accessible system of sidewalks, cycling facilities and trails, Brampton will be a liveable city where all members of the community can safely and conveniently access places, goods and services and connect to transit using active modes of transportation.”

This report seeks Council’s endorsement of the Active Transportation Master Plan recommendations which are organized around the themes of “Connecting the Network,” “Design for Safety and Comfort,” “Providing Yearround Mobility,” and Developing a Walking and Cycling Culture.”

The proposed 2041 active transportation network has been costed at a value of approximately $126.6M. The resources and funding required to implement the ATMP will be identified and considered as part of the annual Capital Budgeting process, pending Council approval.

Funding of $4.9M is available for this initiative in the 2019 Capital Budget in support of Active Transportation project implementation.

If you are able, please attend this meeting to show your support for changing the face of transportation in Brampton!

 


BCAC Agenda – August 20, 2019

The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for August 20, 2019, is available.

Delegations/Presentations

There will be a presentation by Laura Bowman, Member, regarding the Cycling Advisory Committee 2019-2020 Work Plan and Budget.

Nelson Cadete, Project Manager, Active Transportation, Planning and Development Services, has a presentation regarding Active Transportation Master Plan Update.

Dayle Laing, Member, has a presentation regarding Bike Valet Parking – Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee Policy

Reports/Updates

Nelson Cadete, Project Manager, Active Transportation, Planning and Development Services, will provide updates on:

  • Planned Bike Parking
  • Peel Region Cycle Tracks and Brampton 2040 Cycle Paths Along Queen Street

Other/New Business/Information Items

Nelson Cadete, Project Manager, Active Transportation, has requested a discussion on Vision Zero Education and Awareness Working Group –
Terms of Reference

Laura Bowman, Member, will give a verbal updates regarding:

  • Cycling Advisory Committee 2019-2020 Work Plan and Budget
  • Minutes – Work Plan Subcommittee

Correspondence

There is correspondence from Rani Gill, Member, dated July 3, 2019, regarding Review of Committee Mandate, Expectations and Events.

There is additional correspondence from Kathy Cecchetto, dated July 30, 2019, regarding their Resignation from the Cycling Advisory Committee.


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


Cancelled Community Ride 9 due to thunder

If you have signed up or are planning to come to Trinity Common for Community Ride 9 this morning, please be advised that heavy rain and thunderstorms are showing on the radar. We are therefore cancelling the ride!


BCAC Agenda – March 15, 2018

The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for March 15, 2018, is available.

 

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Delegations / Presentations

 

There will be a presentation by Lisa Stokes, Member, regarding a 2018 Community Ride Update.

Kevin Montgomery, Member, will give a presentation called Mining For Silver: Observations of Hamilton and Burlington, Silver BFC Cities. A slide deck is included in the agenda.

David Laing, Co-Chair, Peel Safe and Active Routes to Schools Committee (PSARTS), will give a delegation regarding a Terms of Reference Update. As Co-Chair of the Brampton Environment Advisory Committee, David will also give a delegation regarding 2018 Eco-pledge Program.

 

Reports/Updates

 

The Minutes of the Program Subcommittee meeting of February 26, 2018 are included in this agenda. There is also a report regarding the BCAC Programming Subcommittee – Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).

Dayle Laing, Member, will give updates regarding the Toronto International Bike Show Report for BCAC and Brampton Grow Green Report for BCAC.

 

Other/New Business/Information Items

 

There are several discussion items in this agenda.

David Laing, Resident, has requested discussion regarding the Hurontario LRT Corridor.

Stephen Laidlaw, Co-Chair, has requested discussion regarding Existing and New Cycling Infrastructure Planned – Gateway LRT Station (Hurontario and
Steeles).

Nelson Cadete, Project Manager, Active Transportation, Planning and Development Services, has requested discussion regarding BCAC participation in the development of Cycling Map, and the appointment of BCAC member(s) to the Bike to Work Day Public Event Planning Committee.

There is correspondence from Henrik Zbogar, Senior Manager, Transportation Planning, Planning and Development Services, regarding the Environmental Registry 013-1837 – City Comments Submitted Regarding CycleON Action Plan 2.0.

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

 


Trail Improvements

The City of Brampton has a number of significant trails systems. These include the Etobicoke Creek Trail, Chinguacousy Trail, Don Doan Trail, Esker Lake Trail, Fletcher’s Creek Trail, Flower City Trail and Stephen Llewellyn Trail.

The Active Transportation Master Plan is identifying locations where improvements to these trails would help to make them more connected and useful for active transportation.

Help identify priorities by marking locations!

Source: http://www.bramptonatmpconsultation.ca/trail-improvements


ATMP Study: Next Public Engagement Event

The City of Brampton is preparing the next public engagement event for the Active Transportation Master Plan Study:

 




Date Thursday, November 9, 2017
Time 2–9pm
Location Brampton City Hall — Atrium,
2 Wellington Street West,
Brampton

 

One of the emerging recommendations of the study is to install active transportation infrastructure to complement the City’s capital road program. Many locations where sidewalk gaps should be filled and bike lanes should be painted have been identified. Public feedback from this event will be used to measure support for each project, find locations for bike parking stands and locations where existing trails could be upgraded.

 

The project team has also created an online digital consultation map that can be accessed from a computer or mobile device. The mapping tool will be available until November 30, 2017 at www.brampton.ca/ATMP.


BCAC Agenda – September 21, 2017

The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for September 21, 2017, is available.

 

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Delegations / Presentations

 

There is a presentation by Kevin Montgomery, Co-Chair, Cycle Advisory Committee, RE: The Pingstreet App – To Make Cycling In Brampton A Little Better. A slide deck is included in the agenda.

 

Delegation by Darnel Harris, Brampton Resident, RE: Living Green Infrastructure Design.

 

Other/New Business/Information Items

 

 

There will be an announcement about Building a Future Ready Brampton – Planning Vision (Council Sponsor – Regional Councillor E. Moore). R. Elliott, Commissioner, Planning and Development Services, will be present to make the announcement.

 

For Information Only

At the request of Kevin Montgomery, Co-Chair, Cycle Advisory Committee, RE: Propeller Project Grant.

Update by Nelson Cadete, Project Manager, Active Transportation, Planning and Development Services, RE: Cycling Content in Councillor News Letters – Wards 3 & 4.

 

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


BCAC Agenda – July 20, 2017

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

 

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Other/New Business/Information Items

 

There are 3 items from Nelson Cadete, Project Manager, Active Transportation, Planning and Development Services:

 

  • Discussion RE: Feedback on Brampton’s Application to be Designated as a Bicycle Friendly Community – Spring 2017
  • Discussion RE: Function and Design Review of the Heart Lake Road Corridor – Technical Advisory Committee – Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee Representative
  • Update RE: 2017 Project Updates – Franceschini Bridge and Kennedy Valley Trail

 

Bicycle Friendly Community

Brampton was designated as a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community in Spring 2017. A report is included in the agenda that describes the rationale for the designation:

 

  • Good and growing network of cycling infrastructure with many new connections planned for 2017 and beyond.
  • Excellent community partnerships in place to support cycling.
  • Very strong cycling education and encouragement efforts, spearheaded by BikeBrampton and the Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee
  • A strong and growing culture of cycling in the City

 

The next steps to achieve silver include:

 

  • Initiate a Short Term Cycling Infrastructure plan to identify priority routes to be improved for cycling by 2020 to create a full network of safe cycling infrastructure in the City.
  • Expand resources available to community stakeholders working on cycling – both in terms of staff support and financial resources through contracted services, to continue to expand the education and encouragement efforts.
  • Expand encouragement efforts to include a marquis event like an Open Streets Event to showcase Brampton’s on-road cycling opportunities as well as the trails.
  • Make commuter cycling courses available to large employers.

Franceschini Bridge

Brampton city staff anticipate that construction of the Franceschini Bridge will begin in August upon MTO approval. A detailed construction schedule is not yet available.

 

Etobicoke Creek South (Kennedy Valley)

Detailed engineering work for the bridge is complete. Brampton staff are awaiting final execution of an agreement from Infrastructure Ontario. Project construction is anticipated to start this Summer with completion anticipated in Fall this year (weather permitting).

 

Kevin Montgomery, Co-Chair, has requested discussion RE: 2018 Work Plan

 

Correspondence

There are 2 items from  David Monaghan, Traffic Operations Coordinator, Public Works and Engineering:

 

  • Correspondence dated June 21, 2017, RE: Bicycle Facility Implementation Program – Colonel Bertram Drive
  • Correspondence dated June 29, 2017, RE: Bicycle Facility Implementation Program – Queen Mary Drive

 

BFIP

The City’s Bicycle Facility Implementation Plan is a strategy intended to promote the use of bicycles as an alternate mode of travel to the automobile. The program is aimed to direct staff to consider the feasibility of bicycle infrastructure in conjunction with the implementation of key road construction opportunities.

Urban shoulders are typically proposed, as they are the same width as a bicycle lane, but are not used just for bicycles – they can also be used for on-street parking. The biggest challenge with implementing designated bicycle lanes continues to be pushback for on-street parking.

BikeBrampton continues to support urban shoulders as an intermediary strategy, until such time as either residents or Council or prepared to take the lead to reduce on-street parking, and instead focus on using roads primarily for transportation purposes.

 

In addition, there is correspondence from Jake Mete, Landscape Architect, Parks Maintenance and Forestry Division, Public Works and Engineering, dated July 6, 2017, RE: South
Fletcher’s Creek Trail

 

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


BCAC Agenda – June 15, 2017

The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for June 15, 2017, is available.

 

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Other/New Business/Information Items

There are 2 discussion items at the request of Julius Pokol, Member, RE:

  1. Cycling Education and Awareness
  2. Cycling to School – Increasing Numbers and Safety

 

There are discussion requests from Nelson Cadette, Project Manager, Active Transportation, Planning and Development Services regarding Ontario – Making it Safer and Easier to Commute by Bike, and a Community Ride Sponsorship Opportunity.

 

Nelson will also have an update regarding Province-wide Cycling Networks, and 2017 Community Bike Rides.

 

Lisa Stokes, Member, has requested a discussion regarding Active Transportation Master Plan – Status Update.

 

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