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 the City’s Active Transportation Master Plan including the many benefits of walking and cycling as a mode of transportation, please visit the ATMP project page.
The implementation of the recommended cycling network will be through the following programs:
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.
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.
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 reconstruction projects and the annual road resurfacing project 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: