The Active Transportation Master Plan (ATMP) provides the implementation framework for network plans, policies and programs that support the Brampton 2040 Vision. For additional information on Active Transportation in Brampton, including the many benefits of walking and cycling as a mode of transportation, please visit the City’s Cycling web page.
Adding bicycle infrastructure in the City is also about building ‘Streets for People'. In any city, the street network is pervasive, and the character of streets sets the character of the whole city. Streets for People is about providing a safe and comfortable street experience regardless of how someone chooses to travel on it. 'Streets for People' is being delivered in a number of different ways. Learn more about the various cycling facilities that you may see throughout the City.
The 2021 Active Transportation Implementation program included 15.3 km of "linear cycling infrastructure" (bike lanes, urban shoulders, multi-use paths and recreational trails/paths). Building on the success of last year, the City is implementing 39.5 km additional linear cycling infrastructure in 2022.
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The implementation of the recommended cycling network will be through the following programs:
- Fix-it Program – improvements/enhancements to existing facilities that will improve Brampton’s active transportation network within 10 years. It provides low-cost solutions (such as providing curb-cuts and proper crossings where trails meet roadways, wayfinding signage, etc.) that will yield noticeable improvements for users.
- Infill Program – in addition to the cycling and trails projects to be delivered through a coordinated capital program, standalone, dedicated “infill” projects will also be needed in order to achieve the planned 2041 network. An analysis was completed as part of the ATMP to understand what parts of the City have the greatest cycling potential, and therefore the greatest need for new “infill” infrastructure.
- Capital Program - opportunities to coordinate implementation of cycling facilities are identified by comparing candidate cycling network routes against the City of Brampton’s capital works program for road projects. Incorporating cycling projects into existing road construction projects and the annual road resurfacing program is part of a ‘Complete Streets’ approach to designing and enhancing a road corridor for all users.
A number of active transportation projects are currently underway, planned or recently completed. Check out some of the projects below that support the Term of Council priority to be a Healthy and Safe City by creating ‘Streets for People’ and facilitating the transition from an auto-centric road network to one that supports multi-modal transportation.