Active Transportation Task Force

The Active Transportation Task Force (ATTF) works to create a safer community through the development of infrastructure such as sidewalks, bike lanes, crosswalks and complete streets. We also promote healthy living through active transportation.

Meetings and Minutes

We meet bi-monthly or as needed throughout the year.

 

 March 19, 2019

Members Present

Don Coats

Wayne Noble

Harm Gill

Amanda Zarifopoulos

Shonasib Bald

 

Town Staff Present

Eric Chan, Manager, Transportation

Arash Olia, Coordinator, Transportation Development

Steve Mathew, Traffic Technologist

Alyson Monery, Coordinator, Recreation

Kant Chawla, Senior Planner, Transportation

Li Li, Analyst, Claims Risk Management

Sharon Wilcox, Officer, Tourism & Culture

Kaley Harkins, Technician, Road Operations, FIS

Jordan Vander Klok, Landscape Project Coordinator

Chad Curtis, Specialist, Legislative

Steven Dollmaier, Superintendent, Roads & Fleet

 

Others Present

Tracy Appleton (ROP)

Michael Bennington (ROP)

Mina Zare(ROP
 

Action items: Discussed during meeting date 

  • Eric provided the presentation on the terms of reference, goals and objectives of the task force, previous achievements through the cycling task force.
  • Eric requested the members to review the Terms of Reference and provide their feedbacks/comments
  • The mandate of this task force is for the town to obtain a silver designation for cycling and walk friendly designation.
  • It was mentioned that the term of task force equals the term of council.
  • Task force members explained the followings:
  • Opportunities for the task force to identify better connectivity for cyclists and walkers.
    • Explore the opportunities of collecting grant funds from other government agencies
    • Inviting staff from the city of Brampton for future meetings
    • Improvements of the mid-block trail crossing need to be made as well as safety of the roads.
    • More education needs to be done for drivers and cyclists to increase the awareness
 February 21, 2020

Members Present

Darshan Singh, volunteer

Wayne Noble

Matt Noble, OPP

Dwayne McKnight, OPP

 

Region of Peel Staff Present

Michael Bennington

Brandon Quigley

Sandra Fitzpatrick, Public Health

 

Town Staff Present

Arash Olia, Coordinator, Transportation Development and Acting Transportation Manager

Bryan Meyers, Engineering Intern

Kaley Harkins, Technician, Road Operations

Jordan Vander Klok, Landscape Project Coordinator

Alyson Monery, Recreation Program Coordinator

Amanda Fusco, Manager Legislative Services and Acting Town Clerk

Sharon Wilcox, Tourism and Culture Officer

Chad Curtis, Specialist Legislative 

Emma Howlett, Transportation Engineering Analyst

 

Action Items and highlights of discussion:

  • Active transportation task force is designated as aboard thus must follow code of conduct
  • Town of Caledon will try to implement at least 40km of bike routes this year
  • Queensgate Blvd. and Kennedy Rd. to have revised pavement parking pending a public information center
  • Bike the Creek Day June 13th, 2020
  • Town of Caledon is to go to council with updated bike route plan
  • Region of Peel will review trail ends signage near Old Church Rd. and Innis Lake Rd.

Membership

The task force is made up of a maximum of seven core members and 13 supporting members. Of the core members, five are Caledon residents and two are Town staff.

Core member eligibility

The core members include:

  • Five Caledon residents who are not Town employees or members of Council
  • Two Town of Caledon staff from the Transportation Engineering Division

Core members must attend all meetings.

Supporting member eligibility

The supporting members include:

One Caledon staff member from each of the following divisions:

  • Parks/Landscape Architect Design
  • Recreation division
  • Roads and Fleets division
  • Business Development, Tourism and Culture division
  • Purchasing and Risk Management division
  • Development Wards 1 and 2 or 3 and 4 and 5 division
  • Policy and Sustainability division
  • Accessibility division

One Region of Peel staff member from each of the following divisions:

  • Traffic and Sustainable Transportation section
  • Peel Public Health department

Additionally, one staff member from each of the following divisions:

  • Peel District School Board
  • Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
  • Ontario Provincial Police

Supporting members only attend meetings that have agenda items that relate to their specific area of expertise.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Active Transportation Task Force is responsible for:

  • Developing and maintaining active transportation infrastructure
  • Educating the public about active transportation
  • Identifying challenges and opportunities in areas with high active transportation use, such as schools, parks, trails, transit stops, tourist destinations, etc.
  • Creating and reviewing documents by Caledon, the Region of Peel and the Provincial government that relate to active transportation

The Active Transportation Task Force has no authority and all recommendations must be approved by Council before coming into effect.

What is Active Transportation?

Active transportation is using your own energy (non-motorized ways) to get to your destination. This includes:

  • Walking, jogging and running
  • Bicycling
  • Skating
  • Skateboarding
  • Skiing and snowshoeing
  • Using a wheelchair or other non-powered device

Benefits of Active Transportation

Active transportation has many physical, mental and financial benefits. For example, active transportation:

  • Makes physical activity part of regular commute or trips
  • Is accessible and increases social interaction
  • Reduces traffic
  • Contributes to reducing carbon emissions that lead to global warming
  • Saves money on gas and parking

Find ways to build active transportation into your life. Starting can be as simple as walking to the store or walking or biking to work/school/bus stop twice a week.