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!
Take A Look
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.
The minutes from the December 17, 2015 Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee meeting have been released. The last meeting of the year! Here is a summary. For reference, a copy of the agenda can be downloaded from the City of Brampton website.
Delegations and Presentations
The Committee was expecting to receive a delegation from Michael Merrall about establishing a Brampton specific Bike Challenge website. Unfortunately, Michael was not able to attend. The Committee agreed to give Mr. Merrall a list of the 2016 meeting dates. This will allow him to send another request to delegate when is convenient for him.
Reports and Updates
The committee received an update from Nelson Cadette, Project Manager, Active Transportation, Long Range Transportation Planning, Planning and Infrastructure Services, regarding a Motion to the Ontario Ministry of Education Regarding Cycling Education (File BC.x)
Nelson referenced the motion provided in the printed agenda and noted that after Committee endorsement, the motion and an accompanying report will be prepared for consideration by the Planning and Infrastructure Services Committee.
A motion was carried by the Committee to receive Nelson’s update, approve the Motion to the Ontario Ministry of Education Regarding Cycling Education, and that staff be directed to prepare a report on the Motion to the Ontario Ministry of Education Regarding Cycling Education for consideration by the Planning and Infrastructure Services Committee at a future meeting.
If you haven’t been following this file, it’s an interesting one. Cycling committees from around southern Ontario are making recommendations to their councils, that they encourage the province to re-introduce cycling education into the curriculum. More details are in the motion.
Nelson provided verbal updates on the 2016 Ministry of Transportation Cycling Training Fund application related to Bike Rodeos. And Alina Grzejszczak, a Committee Member, provided an update on the CAN-BIKE2 course training.
Dayle Laing, Committee Member, presented a verbal update about Region of Peel School Safety Videos and Walk and Bike to School in Peel videos. Links to these videos are:
New Business and Information Items
The Committee then considered the 2016 Cycling Advisory Committee Schedule of Meetings. Consideration included:
- Finalizing the 2016 Work Plan and forming subcommittees
- Suggestion that meetings be held on a bi-monthly basis to accommodate subcommittee meetings and activities
In response to questions from the Committee, staff stated that a final draft plan will be presented to Committee at a future date for endorsement. Committee agreed to revisit the 2016 meeting schedule after finalization of the Work Plan.
That was the last meeting of 2015. See you in 2016!