Region of Peel
Region of Peel’s Active Transportation Plan
Walk and Roll Peel: One Stop shop for active transportation resources, services and infrastructure in Peel Region and local area municipalities. http://www.walkandrollpeel.ca/
2012 AT Progress Report
Additional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Scan Update Questions: No need to answer all of these. Whatever information you may have regarding the below questions would be extremely useful to other jurisdictions.
1. Were there any community groups that were engaged in the development and/implementation of the Plan? If so, what were some of the outcomes of their engagement? And what were some of the lessons learned from the community engagement?
2. Has there been any discussion regarding how a Complete Streets Policy may fit in with the goals of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan? If so, what steps have been taken in developing a Complete Streets policy?
The Region’s long Range Transportation Plan and Official Plan identify a multi-modal transportation system.
3. What is the process your municipality has put in place to report on the progress of the Plan?
Annual progress report to Regional Council
4. Has your jurisdiction undertaken any pedestrian and cycling counts, if so how did you undertake them? What outcomes resulted from the counts?
Intersection turning movements counts that include pedestrian and cyclists;
Cordon Count include bicycle counts
Transportation Tomorrow Survey
Bicycle rack inventory at schools
5. What other transportation plans has your jurisdiction developed? Can you tell us a bit about how your jurisdiction has addressed the inter-connectivity between your various transportation plans?
Long Range Transportation Plan
6. What staff resources do you have allocated to the implementation of your bicycle and pedestrian plan? How many staff? Overall budget? % of total transportation budget allocated to active transportation?
7. Has your jurisdiction considered aging populations in the bicycle and pedestrian plan and if so what resulted from that consideration?
Yes. The vision in the Peel AT Plan is to create a place where walking, cycling and rolling are safe, convenient, appealing and accessible options for all citizens, especially children, youth, older adults, persons with disabilities, and other priority populations
8. Has your jurisdiction considered low-powered vehicles (ex. E-bikes)? If so how are they being integrated?
The area municipal by-law review E-bikes
9. Has your jurisdiction encountered any safety issues such as vandalism? If so how have your addressed them?
10. Is your municipality a Smart Commute employer? If so if and how does that inter-act with the Pedestrian and Bicycle Plans?
Yes.Bike Month, Bike Zone, Bike to Work
11. Does your municipality have any pedestrian and bicycling certifications? Bike Friendly Community?
12. Has your jurisdictional considered the increasing levels of health concerns (ex. increasing obesity levels among children)? If so what resulted from the consideration? How has this factored into the plan
Yes. Peel Transportation partner with Peel Health in programs and AT initiatives that promote more physical activities