Active Transportation Advisory Committee

Mission, Goals and Objectives:

The Active Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC) will advise City Council and staff on active transportation policies, programs and infrastructure that support the Active Transportation Master Plan (ATMP) Vision and help the City achieve the objectives adapted from the Active Transportation Master Plan.

The Vision of the City’s ATMP: 

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 objectives of the Active Transportation Master Plan, are to: 

  • Establish a broad and well connected Active Transportation Network that will make travel by bike and on foot a safe and desirable option for school, work, recreation and other trips
  • Create a multi-year implementation strategy to deliver an active transportation network;
  • Develop active transportation policies that reinforce the importance of cycling and walking to building a viable, safe and attractive city;
  • Improve, expand and develop new programming to educate, encourage, and support a cycling and walking culture in Brampton; and
  • Create a framework to measure and assess the progress of active transportation in Brampton.


The Brampton Active Transportation Advisory Committee will consist of no less than eight and no more than twelve citizen members and one Member of Council. When appointing citizen members, each quadrant of the City will be represented by at least two members residing in their respective quadrant.

The four City quadrants are defined as:
• 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.

Membership should be drawn from residents with demonstrated work, life, educational or
traditional experience, and/or general interest in active transportation (e.g., walking, using assistive
mobility devices, running, cycling, skateboarding, etc.). Members should not act as representatives
of any agencies, organizations or interest groups.

Membership should reflect the diversity of the City to encourage broad community participation
and ensure that all citizens have an equitable opportunity for democratic engagement.

Membership shall, as much as possible, reflect the City of Brampton’s diversity and demographics
in such areas as age, gender, language, race, and abilities.

Members will be appointed on the basis of experience, interest and their availability to attend
meetings and serve on the occasional sub-committee.

Term of Office: 
Concurrent with the term of Council, ending November 14, 2026, or until successors are appointed.
Established by: 
Resolution C374-2022
Third Tuesday on a bi-monthly basis at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.
Reports to: 
Planning & Development Committee.
Supported by: 
City Clerk’s Office (meeting management) and Planning, Building and Growth Management Department - Active Transportation Project Coordinator (subject matter expertise).
Committee Structure/Responsibilities:

Provide input and advice to City staff and to Council regarding the development and maintenance of a safe and connected active transportation network within the City of Brampton and to neighbouring municipalities as part of an integrated multi-modal transportation system, and developing a culture in Brampton where walking and cycling are desirable activities and mode choices for both recreational and utilitarian purposes.

Assist staff with the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Active Transportation
Master Plan.

Review legislation and polices relating to active transportation and advocate to City Council and
other legislative bodies for cycling and walking-supportive legislation and policies. Represent the
broad interests of the Brampton active transportation community and facilitate opportunities for
additional community input.

Promote all forms of active transportation activities within Brampton through campaigns,
community rides and events.

Liaise with other citizen advisory committees and community advocacy groups to effectively utilize resources and share information relating to active transportation in Brampton.

Serve as Active Transportation Ambassadors for the City, and promote all forms of active transportation activities within Brampton through education, awareness, and promotional campaigns, community rides and other events.

Work collaboratively with City staff to develop an achievable annual work plan that reflects the committee’s objectives, and that is consistent with the City’s 2040 Vision, applicable master plans, and budgetary capacity.

The Committee will elect annually a Chair and Vice-Chair from among its members at the first meeting of each calendar year.

The ATAC Chair should be able to devote some time between meetings to work with City staff.

The ATAC Chair should be able to attend the occasional meeting of the Planning and Development Committee, Committee of Council, Council, and/or another Advisory Committee when requested and circumstances warrant an ATAC representative.

Committee members will from time to time be expected to serve on sub-committees reviewing particular issues.

Supported by: 


The Committee will be supported by staff from the Transportation Planning Division (Planning, Building and Growth Management Department) and by staff from other City departments, as warranted.

Current Members (2018-2022 term):
Leslie Benfield
Laura Bowman
Kathy Cecchetto
Rani Gill
Alina Grzejszczak
Stephen Laidlaw
Dayle Laing
Barry Lavallee
Eric Lister
Patrick McLeavey
Kevin Montgomery
Lisa Stokes
Pauline Thornham

Regional Councillor Rowena Santos

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