Transportation Master Plan

The City’s Transportation Master Plan was approved by City Council in October 2020 and filed for the 45-day review period from November 19, 2020 to January 4, 2021. The final post-review period revised version was posted in March 2021. 

2020 Transportation Master Plan Update – Compiled (includes appendices)
2020 Transportation Master Plan Update (excludes appendices)
Appendix A – Public Consultation
Appendix B – Bicycle Friendly Communities Workshop Report
Appendix C – Transportation Demand Forecasting Model
Appendix D - Costs

As part of the 2020 budget process, Brantford City Council approved an amendment to the City’s Transportation Master Plan, to occur at the same time as an amendment of the City’s Master Servicing Plan. This amendment is being undertaken to accommodate the extension of the Provincial growth horizon from 2041 to 2051 and to align the 2020 Transportation Master Plan Update with the City’s Official Plan.

Objective

The objective of the Study is to ensure that the transportation system can accommodate growth and meet the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, goods movement and automobiles up to 2051.

The Study

The City of Brantford is completing a Transportation Master Plan which will include strategies for transportation and active transportation networks. The Study will develop strategies for the management of transportation demand, truck route management, transit improvements and the active transportation network, including walking and cycling networks, up to 2051. The Study will also identify the individual projects required to complement these strategies, and prioritize these projects based on need and required timing. 

At the August 27, 2019 Council Meeting, the City Council passed a resolution to undertake the Oak Park Road Environmental Assessment, and also directed staff to:

  • exclude the use of the Glebe Lands in the transportation alternatives being developed for the City as part of the Transportation Master Plan update that is currently underway, unless otherwise requested by the Six Nations of the Grand River; and
  • develop a disposition strategy for the properties acquired for the Veterans Memorial Parkway that are no longer required for that project, following the completion of the  Transportation Master Plan, and REPORT BACK to Council following the completion of the Transportation Master Plan update with a  recommended disposition strategy and options on how to direct funds from the sale of any properties.

In response to the City Council decision to exclude the use of the Glebe Lands in the transportation alternatives being developed for the City as part of the Transportation Master Plan update, the Elected Council of the Six Nations of the Grant River issued a news release welcoming this decision.

The recommended transportation network improvements will be subject to further study, public consultation, Council approval for funding and, unless previously approved, the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Process.

The Process

The Study Amendment will review the impacts of the additional growth amounts and locations for the 2051 horizon to the 2020 Transportation Master Plan Update strategies. Where adjustments are required, revisions will be made to the 2020 Transportation Master Plan strategies and adjustments will be posted for a minimum 30 day Public Review. The City is currently anticipating that the Public Review period of the amendment would commence in July/August of 2021. No Public Information Centres are currently planned for this amendment process. This amendment is being completed in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process for master planning (MEA, June 2000 as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015).

We Want To Hear From You!

The City is requesting public input and comments regarding the 2020 Transportation Master Plan Update Amendment. Public comments received prior to and during the review period will be taken into consideration throughout the decision making process. If you wish to submit comments on the 2020 Transportation Master Plan or would like to be added to the project mailing list, please use one of the following methods:

  • By Mail – please mail to Sharon Anderson, City of Brantford, 100 Wellington Square, Brantford, ON, N3T 5R7
  • By Phone – please contact the City at 519-759-4150
  • By E-mail – please contact Sharon Anderson or Paul Bumstead
  • By Comment Form – please complete a comment form
Please note that information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, please note all comments will become part of the public record.