City of Brampton has a portal for all things cycling in the city.
The City’s first ever Active Transportation Master Plan, endorsed by Brampton City Council on September 25, 2019, 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.
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.
Please refer Brampton By-Laws for precise wording, definitions and latest updates. Below is selected information that may help cyclists.
- No person shall drive a vehicle except a wheelchair or a bicycle with all wheels less than fifty (50) centimetres (20 inches) in diameter upon any sidewalk except for the purpose of directly crossing a sidewalk, unless the sidewalk is designated as a multi-use path under Section 21.1
- Every rider of a bicycle shall at all times when riding on a highway, keep his or her feet on the pedals, and both hands on the handlebars, except for the purpose of signalling, and no person while riding a bicycle shall indulge in trick riding or carry any articles in his or her hands or otherwise ride so as to prevent the full use of both hands to operate or control the bicycle.
- A person operating a bicycle upon a roadway shall ride as near to the right hand side of the roadway as practicable and shall exercise due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction.
- No person shall operate a motor assisted bicycle or e-bike upon any sidewalk or multi-use trail.
- Persons shall be permitted to operate electric kick-scooters on highways with a posted limit of 50km/h or less, on designated bicycle lanes in accordance with Schedule XXX and on multi-use paths in accordance with Schedule XXXVII.
- Where signs to that effect are displayed on highways set out in Column 1 of Schedule XXX of this by-law having been divided into clearly marked lanes for bicycle traffic within the limits set out in Column 2, the lane identified in Column 3 is hereby designated only for bicycles and electric kick-scooters in the direction indicated in Column 4.
- Where a lane of the highway has been designated for the use of bicycles and electric kick-scooters only, no person shall:
- 35(a) drive a vehicle other than a bicycle, electric-kick scooter, public transit, police, fire, emergency medical service vehicle or maintenance vehicle while engaged in maintenance activities; or
- (b) park or stop a vehicle other than a public transit, police, fire, emergency medical service vehicle or maintenance vehicle while engaged in maintenance activities.
- Where signs and pavement markings to that effect are displayed designating a crossing of a highway as a cross-ride, the crossing is hereby designated for use of bicycles and electric kick-scooters only. 21.2 (1)
- Where a crossing of the highway has been designated as a cross-ride, no person shall walk or drive a vehicle other than a bicycle or electric kick- scooter or for the purpose of crossing the cross-ride. 21.2 (2)
- Those portions of sidewalk adjacent to the highway as set out in Column 1, on the side of the roadway set out in Column 2, between the limits set out in Column 3 of Schedule XXXVII designated as multi-use paths shall be used solely by pedestrians, cyclists, people operating electric kick-scooters, roller skaters and in-line skaters. 21.1
City of Brampton created these trail user safety tips for both cyclists and pedestrians. “Brampton is a HEALTHY and SAFE city”.
The Cycling Advisory Committee is an official committee of Council, consisting of between 8 and 12 citizen volunteer members and one Member of Council. At least 2 members represent each of the 4 quadrants in the City.
• Northeast of Highway 410 and Queen Street East;
• Southeast of Highway 410 and Queen Street East;
• Southwest of Highway 410 and Queen Street East; and,
• Northwest of Highway 410 and Queen Street East.
The Council representative on the committee will be a voting member but not be required for quorum. Quorum will be achieved with a majority of members.
Designated “Bicycle Friendly Community” at the Bronze level, 2017
Founded in 1972, the Brampton Cycling Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying road riding in the western Greater Toronto Area (GTA).