Update On Cycling Advisory Committee Workplan

Network design for Brockville’s neighbourhoods north of the 401 is the focus of the cycling advisory committee’s current discussions.

Upgrades to King St W were completed late last season and have garnered positive comments from people walking, running/jogging, cycling and even drivers who appreciate the more relaxed road.

Detailed planning for connection of the Brock Trail route through the 401 corridor is well underway, a joint project with the Brock Trail committee. This project is supported by a sizable grant from the Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program. Read more about this project here.

Progress is on track with the plan outlined in the cycling advisory committee’s update last April (see here).

Other projects underway include expansion of bicycle parking in the waterfront area for the benefit of visitors and residents alike, and collaboration with the Tunnel committee for “slow ride” discovery outings for families to explore the Brock Trail and tunnel as part of the opening celebration next August.

At the January meeting of the cycling advisory committee, discussion on how to move the City’s plans forward resulted in carrying a motion as shown attached (also available in the City’s meeting agendas and minutes).

BCAC Workplan - Jan 2017

Anyone with constructive input or comments is encouraged to respond. Together we can create an all ages, all abilities road environment to better allow people safe movement around Brockville.

Author: Alan Medcalf

Alan is a post-corporate, volunteer, community builder living in Brockville, Ontario. He seeks to create sustainable lifestyle advantage for the community by creating opportunities for more people to choose to walk and to ride bikes. He promotes the health, social, environmental and economic benefits of active mobility.