About the Active Transportation Master Plan
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 focus of the Active Transportation Master Plan is to develop 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 viable means of transportation for both recreational and utilitarian purposes for the general public.
What is the Status of the Plan?
Based on the preliminary public feedback received from the following consultations:
The project team has developed in draft an active transportation program which identifies where infrastructure will be constructed in the city. Infrastructure improvements include bike lanes, boulevard multi-use paths, sidewalks, crossings and safety improvements. The recommendations will follow best practices for infrastructure design.
As a part of this exercise, we have established a draft implementation strategy to identify near-term priorities, and have planned out the years that projects may be constructed based on how much they will cost. We have also developed Active Transportation policies that reinforce the importance of walking and cycling. The Plan will also improve, expand and develop new programming to education, encourage, and support a walking and cycling culture in Brampton.
A framework to measure and assess the progress of active transportation in Brampton will be included in the Plan.
A final draft of the report is currently being reviewed and finalized. The Active Transportation Master Plan is anticipated to be presented to Council in Spring 2019.
Masterplan Project Status
Please click on the dates below to view the project status.
- Finalize report
- Present to Council
- Public outreach
- Develop network wide implementation plan
- Prepare unit costs for implementation
- Assess estimate cost of network
- Evaluate short, medium and long term priorities
- Recommendations relating to maintenance
- Review existing programing and recommend enhancements
- Recommend new policy in support of AT
- Audit of existing cycling network
- Identify infrastructure gaps to be included within the Fix-it program
- Explore and study new network links
- Develop facility typologies
- Recommendations relating to facility type and design criteria
- Develop design guidelines for crossings
- Review of missing sidewalk locations, to coordinate the installation of sidewalks with recommended cycling network projects
- Develop recommended traffic safety policy recommendations, to be presented to Brampton City Council within the ATMP
- Develop standards and targets for Brampton’s bike parking program
- Develop counting program recommendations, for ongoing monitoring of the infrastructure once installed
- Validate AT network from Transportation Master Plan 2015
- Review list of road reconstructions and resurfacings, to identify where a complete streets approach may be pursued
- Analyze candidate cycling projects, to understand existing cycling volumes, how many destinations they would serve, which ones cross barriers as well as other cycling uptake indicators
- Use analysis to score and rank candidate cycling projects, and based on their overall usefulness to the network, group into short, medium and long term priorities
- Project Launch
- Internal communications with other City Departments
- Active Transportation Master Plan survey for City staff
- Deliverable #2 - Working Paper – Background Study
- External Consultations through Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee meeting (November 17, 2016) and Public Information Centre (January 18, 2017)
- Project Webpage
- Terms of reference for consultant finalized and RFP undertaken
- Project consultant selected
- Deliverable #1 – Final Project Plan and Schedule
- Background Data Review
- Project Start-up