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.

Transportation Master Plan

  • 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

  • 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: Planning

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

North Park Street – Road Diet and Cycle Lanes

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Garden Avenue - Urbanization and Widening for Cycle Lanes

  • Extends the current cycling network on Garden Avenue to connect to the Henry Street cycle network.
  • Project limits: Elgin Street to Henry Street (0.8 m).
  • This is a continuation of the Garden Avenue urbanization and cycle lane project completed in 2017. This will add more commuter cycling infrastructure and provide a continuous connection to the existing cycling facilities on Henry Street.
  • Status: Planning