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!
What is the Status of the Active Transportation Master Plan?
The City has retained the services of IBI Group Incorporated to help with the Active Transportation Master Plan Study. IBI is working on a background working paper which will set up the context of the Active Transportation Master Plan. This document will offer a summary of a literature review, an assessment of the existing conditions, identification of best practices and the development of a vision, goals for the study. As an input to the background study, IBI has met with various City departments, the Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee and held the project’s first pubic engagement event on Wednesday January 18, 2017.
Source: City of Brampton | Active Transportation Master Plan | Welcome
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 City is currently developing an Active Transportation Master Plan which will offer an 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 practical means of transportation for both recreational and utilitarian purposes for the public.
Your input is important to the success of our Active Transportation Master Plan. A number of public engagement and consultation activities will take place over the course of the study. Please join the first event:
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Time: 2:00pm to 9:00pm (drop-in)
Location: Bramalea City Centre – 25 Peel Centre Dr, Brampton
(Lower level – in front of Hudson’s Bay)
All those with an interest in the study are urged to attend. If you can’t join us, please give your comments here.
Source: City of Brampton | Roads & Traffic | Cycling in Brampton
The Region of Peel is undertaking an update to the Long Range Transportation Plan to determine transportation requirements to service population growth to the year 2041. The lands to which the LRTP update apply is the entire Region of Peel.
In support of the Long Range Transportation Plan and component studies, including the Sustainable Transportation Strategy, Road Safety Plan and Goods Movement Long Term Plan, the Region of Peel is hosting three open houses. The open houses will provide members of the public the opportunity to learn about the LRTP and component studies, ask questions of staff, and provide input.
Brampton’s Open House will feature information in the Active Transportation Master Plan.
City of Brampton
*Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Hudson’s Bay Court
Bramalea City Centre
25 Peel Centre Dr
Brampton, ON L6T 3R5
Source: Public Notice – Notice of Study Commencement – Region of Peel
Check it out, ask questions, and show your support for Active Transportation in Brampton!
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.
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.
- 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
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