Active Transportation Projects

A number of active transportation projects are underway or planned. The City of Brantford received a grant of $717, 757 from the Province of Ontario under the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling (OMCC) Program to help improve the cycling network. Check out some of the OMCC projects below to see how the City is working towards active transportation as a priority mode.

Albion Street-Bike Lane and Contraflow Bike Lane (STATUS: PLANNING)

  • Add a bike lane and a contraflow bike lane as part of a road reconfiguration. This reconfiguration will reduce vehicle travel lanes from three lanes to one lane, with a dedicated parking lane and a “with traffic” bike lane and contraflow bike lane.
  • Project Limits: West Street to Bedford Street / McMurray Street (1.0 km).
  • Status: Planning
  • Project Page: brantford.ca/AlbionBikeLanes

Dunsdon Street Part 2-Road Diet and Cycle Lanes (STATUS: PLANNING)

  • Add bike lanes as part of a road reconfiguration from four to two lanes, with auxiliary turn lanes from Park Road North to Memorial Drive and a dedicated parking lane from Memorial Drive to King George Road.
  • Project Limits: Park Road North to King George Road (2.6 km).
  • Benefit: Adding additional commuter cycling infrastructure along this corridor will provide an east-west cycling connection in the north end of the City. It will extend what was previously implemented on Dunsdon Street between Brantwood Park Road and Park Road North. The bike lanes will also connect the Wayne Gretzky Parkway Multi-Use Path with the Memorial Drive Bike Lanes, and will connect the proposed Oxford Street Bike Lanes. This project will also provide a safer cycling environment by encouraging lower vehicle travel speeds by reducing the number of vehicular lanes and providing an exclusive lane for cycling.
  • Status: Planning
  • Project Page: brantford.ca/DunsdonBikeLanes

Oxford Street-Cycle Lanes (STATUS: PLANNING)

  • Add bike lanes and a dedicated parking lane to the current two lane configuration.
  • Project Limits: King George Road to Balmoral Drive (0.5 km).
  • Benefit: This will connect to the proposed Dunsdon Street Road Diet and Cycle Lanes and will provide more cycling infrastructure to connect the residential area to other cycling routes and transit service.
  • Status: Planning
  • Project Page: brantford.ca/OxfordBikeLanes

Erie Avenue-Paved Shoulder Cycle Lanes (STATUS: PLANNING)

  • Extend the existing bike lanes on Erie Avenue by paving the shoulder to connect to City Limits.
  • Project Limits: Birkett Lane to City Limits (0.8 km).
  • Status: Planning
  • Project Page: brantford.ca/ErieBikeLanes

Brantwood Park Road-Cycle Lanes (STATUS: PLANNING)

  • Add bike lanes to the current roadway configuration by removing one lane of on-street parking.
  • Project Limits: Lynden Road to Powerline Road (2.7 km).
  • Benefit: This will provide a safer, dedicated cycling space to Brantwood Park Road and will connect the Dunsdon Street cycle lanes and the Powerline Road multi-use path.
  • Status: Planning
  • Project Page: brantford.ca/BrantwoodBikeLanes

Transportation Master Plan - IN PROGRESS (STATUS: PLANNING)

  • The Transportation Master Plan (TMP) update looks at all mobility modes. From walking, cycling, transit and vehicular movement, its focus is on moving people, not cars. Within the TMP the Active Transportation Strategy will be updated as well as the cycling network. Visit the Transportation Master Plan page to learn more.
  • Project limits: City wide
  • Status: In progress

Ballantyne Drive – Cycle Lane Improvements (STATUS: COMPLETED)

  • The Public Works and Parks Departments are working to redesign Ballantyne Drive to improve the user experience for all users of the road. A portion of this project is funded through the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling (OMCC) program.
  • Project limits: Ballantyne Drive: from Lorne Park entrance/Sherwood Drive to Spalding Drive West (1.7 km).
  • Status: Completed

North Park Street – Road Diet and Cycle Lanes (STATUS: COMPLETED)

  • Add bike lanes as part of road reconfiguration from four to two lanes, with auxiliary turn lanes and change from signed route to bike lanes.
  • Project limits: North Park Street: Dundas Street to Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre entrance/Waddington Street (total length 2.0 km).
  • Benefit: Adding more commuter cycling infrastructure along this corridor will provide a crossing of Highway 403, which is a significant barrier for cycling to/from northern and central Brantford. This provides a better cycling network with connection to the City's major recreational complex (Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre) as well as transit routes will encourage more active transportation for the commuters in the area proposed for residential intensification on Charring Cross Street.
  • Status: Complete

Dunsdon Street – Road Diet and Cycle Lanes  (STATUS: COMPLETED)

  • Add bike lane as part of reconfiguring from four lanes to two lanes with parking.
  • Project limits: Dunsdon Street from Brantwood Park Road to Park Road North (1 km).
  • Benefit: This project will provide more commuting Cycling Infrastructure by connecting the on street cycle lanes on Brantwood Park Road to the multiuse trail on Wayne Gretzky Parkway and the future proposed residential intensification corridor on Park Road North. It encourages safer commuter cycling as the number of vehicular travel lanes on Dunsdon Street will be reduced to allow cycling lanes to be implemented.
  • Status: Complete

Shellard Lane – Multi-use Trail  (STATUS: COMPLETED)

  • Extension of the multi-use trail on north side of Shellard Lane from west of McGuiness Drive to City boundary.
  • Project limits: North side of Shellard Lane from west of McGuiness Drive to City boundary (1.0 km)
  • Benefit: This is the extension of the current multi-use trail through the new growth area providing more cycling infrastructure to connect the residential areas to other trails and transit service.
  • Status: Complete

North Park Street/Memorial Drive - Road Diet and Cycle Lanes  (STATUS: PLANNING)

  • Add bike lanes as part of road reconfiguration from four to two lanes, with auxiliary turn lanes and change from signed route to bike lanes.
  • Project limits: North Park Street: Waddington Street to Memorial Drive; Memorial Drive from North Park Street to Powerline Road (2.8 km).
  • Benefit: Adding more commuter cycling infrastructure along this corridor, extending the earlier project. This provides a better cycling network with connection to the City's major recreational complex (Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre) and transit routes, and will encourage more active transportation for the commuters in the area proposed for residential intensification on Charring Cross Street. The project will also provide a safer cycling environment by encouraging lower vehicular travel speeds by reducing the number of vehicular travel lanes and providing an exclusive lane for cycling.
  • Status: Planning

Erie Avenue - Cycle Lanes (STATUS: COMPLETED)

  • Extend the existing bike lanes on the south end of Erie Avenue to the north in order to connect to the Clarence Street multi-use path, and the Dike Trail.
  • Project Limits: Strathcona Avenue/Emilie Street to Market Street South (0.9km)
  • These bike lanes will add more commuter cycling infrastructure and provide a continuous connection to the existing facilities already implemented on the south end of Erie Avenue, the Clarence Street multi-use path and the Dike Trail.
  • Status: Completed

For more information, please email our Active Transportation Planner or call 519-759-4150, Ext. 5789.