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2 Region of Peel Active Transportation Study2 Where is Peel?

3 Region of Peel Active Transportation Study3 Who has been involved ? Steering Committee: Region of Peel Town of Caledon City of Brampton City of Mississauga Agencies: Ministry of Transportation Ontario ● Metrolinx ● York Region ● County of Simcoe ● City of Toronto ● Toronto and Region Conservation ● Town of Caledon ● City of Brampton ● City of Mississauga ● Region of Peel Stakeholders: Brampton Cycling Club ● B ruce Trail Conservancy ● Humber Valley Heritage Trail Association ● Hike Ontario ● Headwaters Communities in Action ● Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee ● Mississauga Accessibility Advisory Committee ● Peel Region Accessibility Advisory Committee ● Brampton Safe City ● Peel District School Board ● 350.org ● Sierra Club Ontario Public (Study events and the study website)

4 Region of Peel Active Transportation Study4 Outline Vision Objectives Roles Recommendations

5 Region of Peel Active Transportation Study5 Building on Area Plans Caledon Trails Master Plan (2011) Brampton Pathways Master Plan (2002) Mississauga Cycling Master Plan (2010)

6 Region of Peel Active Transportation Study6 healthy community and sustainability goals Collectively, the Region of Peel and area municipalities are making great strides to meet healthy community and sustainability goals. Vision To create a place where walking, cycling and rolling are safe, convenient, appealing and accessible options for everyone, including residents and visitors of Peel communities, from youth to seniors, and for people with disabilities.

7 Region of Peel Active Transportation Study7 Objectives New comprehensive polices aimed at making Peel communities more walkable and bike-friendly. Active transportation infrastructure improvements Partnerships with stakeholders for programs to shift travel behaviour

8 Region of Peel Active Transportation Study8 Roles for the Region of Peel  Policy development  Promotion / marketing  Network development: Work with area municipalities to fill gaps, interconnect network Work with neighbouring municipalities to interconnect their networks Research best practices Consult and co-ordinate with stakeholders Facilitate the exchange of knowledge and information Monitor and evaluate the implementation efforts Photo credit: Brampton Cyclist

9 Region of Peel Active Transportation Study9 Recommendations — Policies NEW: Work with all levels of government, non-governmental community groups and the private sector to increase the active transportation modal share through health promotion and educational strategies that target the needs of residents and employees taking short trips in Peel Region.

10 Region of Peel Active Transportation Study10 Recommendations — Supporting Policies Building knowledge and design strategies Implement the Active Transportation Plan Design for active transportation in balance with other modes Incorporate active transportation responsibilities Create active transportation- friendly developments and communities

11 Region of Peel Active Transportation Study11 Expand Walk and Roll Peel e.g. walkandrollpeel.ca Annual stakeholders meeting Annual business plan Walk and Roll Community- Based Social Marketing Walk + Roll to Ride Program Compliment 5-year Transportation Demand Management Social Marketing Plan Recommendations — Programming

12 Region of Peel Active Transportation Study12 Recommendations—Caledon Regional roads in Caledon: Fill gaps in sidewalks Extend sidewalks to destinations Pave shoulders where feasible Work with Caledon to extend Etobicoke Creek Trail Improve Caledon Trail crossings Discuss strategy for sidewalks / bike lanes in settlements

13 Region of Peel Active Transportation Study13 Recommendations—Brampton Regional roads in Brampton: Construct sidewalk and trails with Capital projects Fill gaps in sidewalks / trails Meet with Hydro and Brampton about trail in corridor south of Hwy. 407 to Claireville C.A. Discuss strategies for: Segregated bike lanes Trails on both sides of Regional roads Replacing sidewalks with trails

14 Region of Peel Active Transportation Study14 Recommendations—Mississauga Regional roads in Mississauga: Fill gaps in sidewalks / trails Meet with Hydro and Mississauga about trails in corridors south of QEW and Hwy. 403 Work with Mississauga on trail crossings e.g. Credit River Discuss strategies for: Bike lanes instead of trails, where appropriate Trails on both sides of Regional roads Replacing sidewalks with trails

15 Region of Peel Active Transportation Study15 Region-wide Along Regional Roads: Work with municipalities on pedestrian amenities High visibility crosswalks, countdown signals, and pedestrian-friendly channelized right-turn lanes Bicycle detection at signals Roundabouts

16 Region of Peel Active Transportation Study16 Region-wide Along Regional Roads: Accessible curb ramps at trail / sidewalk crossings Accessible pedestrian signals program Work with MTO to improve interchanges Develop demonstration projects to test new ideas Work with municipalities on way-finding signage strategy

17 Region of Peel Active Transportation Study17 Implementation Strategy Review AT Plan regularly to ensure it meets the needs of the Region of Peel Annual capital budget of approximately $150K for programming Possible funding sources for infrastructure improvements: Development charges Developer funded Federal and Provincial programs / grants (e.g. gas tax) Larger projects

18 Region of Peel Active Transportation Study18 Thank-you! For more information about this study, contact: Wayne Chan Region of Peel (905) ext Learn more at: Learn more at:


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