The Active Transportation Master Plan (ATMP) provides the implementation framework for network plans, policies and programs that support the 2040 Vision. It states that “through developing an integrated, attractive, and accessible system of sidewalks, cycling facilities and trails, Brampton will be a liveable city where all members of the community can safely and conveniently access places, goods and services and connect to transit using active modes of transportation.” The recommended active transportation network within the ATMP includes proposed dedicated cycling infrastructure (bike lanes, urban shoulders, recreational trails or multi-use paths) for utility corridors, the parkland system and most of the City’s arterial and collector roads. 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. It is where a place on the street is identified not just mobility but a wide array of activities. ”Streets for People” should include a people-friendly dimension including safety, trees, local culture, pleasant ambiance, multiple uses and environmental features. “Streets for People” can be delivered in a number of different ways. Learn more about the various cycling facilities that you may see throughout the City.
The 2020 Active Transportation Implementation program included 19.7 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 29.3 km additional linear cycling infrastructure in 2021.
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:
UPDATE MAY 2021: As the result of a shortage in the supply of traffic paint in North America, some of these projects may be subject to delays.