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.

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 and presented a multi-modal transportation master plan.  A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)  was posted on July 28, 2020. The Transportation Master Plan completed its 45 day public review period on January 4, 2021.

45 Day Public Review

The 2020 Transportation Master Plan Update 45 day public review period is now closed. The document made available for review is composed of six volumes:

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 was from November 19, 2020 until January 4, 2021.

Thank you for your Comments!

The City thanks everyone who submitted their comments and questions for their input on the Master Servicing Plan. Comments received throughout the Environmental Assessment process, including the 45 day public review, will be taken into consideration during the finalization of these documents. The final version of the Master Servicing Plan Update report incorporating received comments will be posted by March 2021.

Please note that comments and concerns received after January 4, 2021 may not be addressed in the final version of the Master Servicing Plan Update to the year 2041. However, the City will be undertaking an amendment to the Master Servicing Plan Update, in 2021, to accommodate the extension of the Provincial growth horizon from 2041 to 2051. Comments received after January 4, 2021 will be taken into consideration throughout the decision-making process for the 2051 amendment.

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.

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.