Transportation Master Plan

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.

Virtual Public Information Centre 4 - June 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Public Information Centres are carried out virtually. This fourth PIC presents 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 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.

We Want to Hear from You!

The City is requesting public input and comments regarding the Transportation Master Plan. Public comments will be 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 or would like to be added to the project mailing list, please use one of the following methods:

  • By Mail – please mail to Chris Fong, City of Brantford, 100 Wellington Square, Brantford, ON, N3T 5R7
  • By Phone – please contact the City at 519-759-4150 x5630
  • By E-mail – please contact Chris Fong or Paul Bumstead