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

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!

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

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!

 

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

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!

The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for July 20, 2017 is available.

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!

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!

The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for April 20, 2017 is available.

The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for April 20, 2017, is available.

 

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This month’s meeting has a light agenda!

 

Other/New Business/Information Items

 

The Policy Subcommittee met on April 1 (no joke!). The minutes from their meeting are included in this agenda. The Subcommittee discussed policy items from the 2017 Work Plan to send to IBI group, for inclusion into the Active Transportation Master Plan.

 

 

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

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

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

 

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Delegations/Presentations

There will be a delegation from Erica Duque, Active Transportation Planner for the Region of Peel, on an Overview of Region of Peel Sustainable Transportation Strategy – Bike Month and Bike to School Week 2017. 

A slide deck is included in the agenda, which includes this encouraging piece of information:

 

 

Reports/Updates

There will be an update from Nelson Cadete, Project Manager, Active Transportation about Signalized Cross-ride Comparison and Input. This item includes a diagram with design options that could be applied to accommodate different site-specific requirements. The BCAC will have an opportunity to give input to standardize the layout of Crossrides implemented along multi-use pathways within the roadway boulevard, and to have a formal position on a preferred option that can be shared with the Region of Peel.

 

 

Other/New Business/Information Items

There will be updates from Dayle Laing, Member, about the Grow Green Network Launch Event and Bike to Work Day 2017. Dayle has a further discussion request on Committee Participation in Bike Month Activities and Promotional Materials.

There is a discussion at the request of Kevin Montgomery, Co-Chair, on a Bike Month Proclamation, Active Transportation Master Plan – Policy Recommendations, Region of Peel Transportation Road Safety Strategic Plan – Workshop updates, attendance, and correspondence, and 2016 Committee accomplishments and 2017 Work Plan – review of presentation to Planning and Development Committee.

 

Correspondence

The Committee has received correspondence from Share the Road Cycling Coalition, dated March 6, 2017, about Province of Ontario Should Invest $50 Million in Cycling Infrastructure.

 

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

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

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!

The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for January 19, 2016 is available.

The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for January 19, 2017 is available.

 

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Other/New Business / Information Items

A discussion has been requested by Nelson Cadete, Project Manager, Active Transportation, Planning and Development Services, about the 2017 Work Plan. There aren’t any more documents included with this item. However, the last draft was submitted in the July 2016 agenda.

There will be a verbal update from the Programs Subcommittee about 2017 Community Rides.

And finally, a discussion at the request of Kevin Montgomery, Co-Chair, about the Grow Green Network Launch Event. More information has been included on this item in the agenda.

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

The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for December 15, 2016 is available.

The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for December 15, 2016 is available. There are key updates to:

 

  • Brampton Recreation Trails – Condition Audit and Signage Retrofit
  • Franceschini Bridge – MTO Update, which includes some very good news!

 

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Delegations/Presentations

There will be a presentation by Tamara Kwast, Coordinator, Special Projects, Planning and Development Services, regarding the Brampton Recreation Trails – Condition Audit and Signage Retrofit. A slide deck is included with the presentation.

There is correspondence from Nelson Cadete, Project Manager, Active Transportation, Planning and Development Services, dated November 1, 2016, regarding Follow-up Information – Etobicoke Creek Trail. The correspondence discusses:

 

  • The rationale for constructing the Etobicoke Creek Trail extension in Caledon out of granular material instead of asphalt.
  • Whether the Kennedy Valley Restoration will be constructed with granular material or asphalt.

 

Correspondence from Jake Mete, Landscape Architect, Public Works and Engineering, dated November 9, 2016, re: Franceschini Bridge – MTO Update. The correspondence indicates that a “land swap” process that was part of the bridge project, and causing delay, has been delinked. This is excellent news! It means the City of Brampton can proceed with finalizing the bridge agreement, which anticipated for Spring 2017. Construction is anticipated for completion in Summer 2017.

 

Cycling Advisory Committee – 2017 Schedule of Meetings

Interested in observing a Cycling Advisory Committee meeting? The 2017 schedule is included with this agenda.

 

Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee meetings start at 7pm, and are open to the public.

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