The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for March 16, 2017 is available.
Take A Look
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:
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.
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 minutes from the March 17, 2016 Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee meeting are published.
A copy of the agenda can be found on the City of Brampton website.
Delegations and Presentations
The Committee received a delegation from Ranjana Mitra and Sarah Verma of the Community Environment Alliance RE: Community Bike Centre Programs and Initiatives. Sarah and Ranjana provided information on the Community Bike Centre programs and initiatives, including the history and background, mandate, milestones, and partnerships collaborations.
Committee consideration of the matter included questions about cycling workshops and events, fundraising, and promotional efforts.
New Business and Information Items
The Committee received an update from Alina Grzejszczak, Member, RE: CANBIKE Instructor Course. Alina noted that all enrolled members passed the exam and may take the certification course (First Aid, Ontario Cycling Association Membership, and course shadowing) on their own time if they wish.
Committee consideration of the matter included a suggestion that certified members run the Bike Rodeo event at Bike the Creek. The programs subcommittee will consider the suggestion and bring forward a motion at a future meeting.
Committee held a discussion at the request of Gaspard Ndayishimiye, Member, RE: Transformation of Maintenance Strips into Cycling Lanes. Gaspard suggested that to reduce cyclist/automobile collisions, consideration should be given to converting maintenance strips to bicycle lanes. Committee consideration of the matter included:
- Purpose and quality of maintenance strips
- Cycling lane safety, including signage and spacing
- Maintenance of multi-use paths and cycling lanes
- Creation of direct routes for cyclist commuter traffic
In response to questions from Committee, staff noted that maintenance strips do not meet the design criteria to be safely converted to cycling infrastructure. Current provincial guidelines identify requirements for the development of proper cycling infrastructure within roads. An aim in the City’s Active Transportation Master Plan is to check older infrastructure within the City’s boulevards with the intent of repurposing it for active transportation, if it is deemed safe. Committee will be asked to give advice on future active transportation developments.
Kevin Montgomery, Co-Chair, requested discussion RE: Proclamation Request Forms – Motion for Co-Chair(s) to submit Proclamation Request. Committee consideration of the matter included consensus that Kevin Montgomery, Co-Chair, submit a proclamation and announcement request to formally recognize June as Bike Month and announce upcoming cycling events. The following motion was considered:
- That Kevin Montgomery, Co-Chair, submit an announcement request for the April 13, 2016 Council meeting, regarding upcoming cycling events.
- That Kevin Montgomery, Co-Chair, submit a proclamation request to formally recognize June as Bike Month within the City of Brampton.
Kevin also requested a discussion RE: Bike Month
In response to questions from Committee, staff noted that logos on the main page of Bike Month’s website belong to sponsors. Committee may discuss sponsoring Bike Month events during the 2017 budget planning. Committee consideration of the matter included consensus to have the Programs Subcommittee work with staff and Walk and Roll Peel to organize an event for Bike to Work Day. The following motion was considered:
- That the Programs Subcommittee work with City of Brampton staff and Walk and Roll Peel to organize an event and ride for Bike to Work Day.
Dayle Laing, Member, noted that an update on Bike the Creek will be provided at the next meeting and registration is open for members who wish to volunteer at the event.
The Cycling Advisory Committee meets again on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. See you there!
The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for March 17, 2016 is available.
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!