What is Active Transportation?
Active transportation is any form of human-powered transportation. It is any trip made for the purposes of getting yourself, or others, to a particular destination, this includes to work, to school, to the store or to visit friends. Common examples of active transportation are walking, cycling, rollerblading, skateboarding and using a wheelchair or mobility device.
The City of Brockville is currently seeking comments from residents on what types of Active Transportation they would like to see in Brockville, as well as general comments about current active transportation features. Please visit the link below to access the Social Pinpoint engagement site for the Brockville Active Transportation Plan:
Who benefits from an Active Transportation Plan?
Active transportation has a positive impact on residents, tourists and businesses that operate in the City. The presence of accessible sidewalks, trails, cycling routes, and signage instills confidence and make active transportation modes a more attractive option for getting around your community. Whether it is walking safely from school to the library on complete sidewalks, cycling to and from work in a bike lane, or walking to a bus stop, an integrated active transportation plan helps to prioritize improvements you want to see in your community.
Why do we need an Active Transportation Plan?
The City of Brockville is preparing an Active Transportation Plan (ATP) to assess existing active transportation infrastructure, build on the Official Plan and propose new infrastructure to create a comprehensive network over the next 20 years. The ATP will guide decision-making, coordination and collaboration between Council, local municipal staff, community partners and residents. The plan will look to connect to and expand the Brock Trail system with on- and off-road facilities. Due to its size, Brockville has high potential for a network that serve residents and visitors. Emphasizing a network that connect people to community destinations such as schools, libraries, parks and recreational facilities will make it more viable to use active transportation modes for everyday trips.
Goals for the ATP include:
Brockville Cycling Advisory Committee
Committee Members November 13, 2018
Doug George, Acting Chair
Dennis FitzGerald, Member
Mayor David Henderson, Ex Officio member
Douglas Lumsden, Member
John Mazurek, Member
Alan Medcalf, Member
Robert MacKenzie, Member
Peter Meier, Member
Brockville will have a vibrant cycling culture, in which cycling is integrated into the fabric of the City's sustainable lifestyle - in its transportation network, recreational opportunities, tourism initiatives and everyday living. The Brockville Cycling Advisory Committee (BCAC) cooperates with the Railway Tunnel and Brock Trail committees in pursuit of shared goals.
To create sustainable lifestyle advantage by helping people cycle more often, through engineering, encouragement, enforcement, education and evaluation.
Brockville and Area Cycling Resources
Matt Locke, Supervisor of Transportation
City of Brockville
Phone: 613-342-8772 ext. 3225
If you have cycling concerns and/or suggestions, the committee may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org