Transportation Master Plan

45-day Public Review period for the Master Servicing Plan and the Transportation Master Plan from Nov. 19, 2020 until Jan 4, 2021

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 2041. 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.

Transportation Master Plan Report Update - 2014

Transportation Master Plan Report Update - 2014

Transportation Master Plan Update Appendices - Appendix 1 - 2014

Transportation Master Plan Update Appendices - Appendix 2 - 2014

Transportation Master Plan Update Appendices - Appendix 3 - 2014

Transportation Master Plan Update Appendices - Appendix 4 - 2014

Transportation Master Plan Update Appendices - Appendix 5 - 2014

Transportation Master Plan Update Appendices - Appendix 6 - 2014

Transportation Master Plan - 2007
Transportation Master Plan Executive Summary - 2007

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 2041.

The Process

The Study will define existing problems and opportunities, consider and evaluate solutions and identify preferred transportation network servicing and operation strategies. The Transportation Master Plan is being completed as a Class EA study, separate from the Master Servicing Plan, in accordance with the requirement of the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process for master planning (MEA, June 2000 as amended in 2007 and 2011). The Study is being undertaken based on Phases 1 and 2 of the Class EA processes for Master Plans.

Public Information Centres were held throughout the process. The third Public Information Centre meeting was held on Feb 10, 2020 and focused on the Transportation Master Plan, the Master Servicing Plan and the Master Plan Process. The fourth Public Information Centre meeting was held virtually in June/July 2020. The Master Servicing Plan is now undergoing a 45 day review.

45 Day Public Review

The 2020 Transportation Master Plan Update is now available for review and comment:

Transportation Master Plan Update – Compiled (includes appendices) (95MB)
Transportation Master Plan Update (excludes appendices) (26MB)
Appendix A – Public Consultation (45MB)
Appendix B – Bicycle Friendly Communities Workshop Report (1MB)
Appendix C – Transportation Demand Forecasting Model (24MB)
Appendix D - Costs (424KB)

The review period is from November 19, 2020 until January 4, 2021.During this period, the public is encouraged to review the final report and provide comments. The reports are also available in person during the review period at:

Brantford City Hall - 100 Wellington Square, Brantford, ON N3T 2M2
Brantford Public Library - Main Library - 173 Colborne Street, Brantford, ON N3T 2G8
Brantford Public Library – St. Paul Avenue Branch - 441 St. Paul Avenue, Brantford, ON N3R 4N8

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, interested parties are strongly encouraged to access the reports online; hardcopy viewing will be subject to any active COVID-19 restrictions on public access to the in-person locations.

We Want to Hear from You!

The City is requesting public input and comments regarding the 2020 Master Servicing Plan Update Volumes. Public comments have been taken into consideration throughout the decision-making process. Four (4) Public Information Center meetings were held to provide information and receive feedback from the public. If you wish to submit comments please use one of the following methods:

  • By Mail – please mail to Evie Przybyla, 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 Evie Przybyla or Paul Bumstead
  • By Comment Form – please complete a comment form

In the event that any comments or concerns cannot be resolved through discussions with the Project Managers, a person or party may submit an order request to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, requesting a higher level study or conditions be imposed.

Requests should specify what kind of order is being requested (request for additional conditions or a request for an individual/comprehensive Environmental Assessment), how an order may prevent, mitigate or remedy those potential adverse impacts, and any information in support of the statement in the request. This will ensure that the ministry is able to efficiently begin reviewing the request. The request should be submitted on provincial form 012-2206E Part II Order by mail, or by email to both:

Minister
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
777 Bay Street, 5th floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2T5
Minister.mecp@ontario.ca

Director, Environmental Assessment and Permissions Branch
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
135 St. Clair Ave. West, 1st Floor
Toronto, ON M4V 1P5
EABDirector@ontario.ca

Requests should also be sent to the City representative by mail or by e-mail.

The required form can be found on the provincial Forms Repository by searching “Part II Order” or “012-2206E” (the form ID number).

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.

Virtual Public Information Centre 4 - June 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City hosted a virtual PIC in June and July 2020. This fourth PIC presented the preferred strategy for a multi-modal transportation plan for the TMP and a city wide master servicing plan for the MSP. In addition to the following video, a transcript of the video content and PIC boards are also available for review.

In addition to the following Question and Answer video, a transcript of the video content and PIC boards are also available for review.

The June 2020 Public Information Centre is now closed, the videos will remain available until December 31, 2020. A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document was posted on July 28, 2020.

A number of questions received during the question submission period were related to land use and the block plan process. For more information on these topics please refer to the Official Plan Review project currently underway.

If you have a concern that is specific to the Oak Park Road Extension, please visit the Oak Park Road Extension Environmental Assessment website.