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BTMP 

What's New

On-Street Parking is Coming to Bolton
A pilot study: July 22, 2019 – July 31, 2020

On-street street parking will be available downtown Bolton to assess how it can help improve safety, increase the number of people actively using the downtown core and impact traffic.

Also, diverting through traffic will help create a more pedestrian-friendly environment, improving both safety and parking.

Learn more about the pilot study: peelregion.ca/BoltonParking.

Background

In the spring of 2009, the Town of Caledon and the Region of Peel Councils approved the Caledon Area Transportation Needs Study Update (CATSU). The Study assessed and identified the potential transportation improvements needed to accommodate future transportation demand within the Town for the short, medium and long-term horizons.

In keeping with the findings of the CATSU, the Town of Caledon and the Region of Peel are jointly undertaking an overall transportation master plan study for Bolton Area in accordance with the requirements of the Master Plan process of Environmental Assessment Act (Phases 1 & 2). 

Purpose of the Study

The purpose of the Bolton Transportation Master Plan (BTMP) is to identify transportation deficiencies and address transportation and road network concerns in the Study Area (See Map) to support municipal planning goals for the short, medium and long term. A comprehensive multi-modal transportation master planning process will be undertaken, including consultation with the public. 

MapStudy Area

The proposed primary Study Area will be roughly bounded by Gore Road to the west, Caledon Boundary - Caledon Town King Line/Albion Vaughan Road to the east, Old Church Road to the north, and Mayfield Road to the south.  Broadly, it will encompass the west part of Vaughan, the northeast part of Brampton, Airport Road to the west, and up to Highway 9 in the north for undertaking network analysis, goods movement characteristics, transit considerations and other broad aspects of the study.

Click here to view a larger map of the study area

Transportation Issues

The transportation issues to be examined in this study include the following:

  • The need to identify short, medium and long term road improvement needs for the overall intra- and inter- transportation network (for both Town of Caledon and Regional Roads) to serve people and goods movement considering all modes of travel choices;
  • The need to coordinate with the Town's ongoing Bolton residential expansion study;
  • Need to assess the transit demand within the study area by conducting sample employer survey or through any other appropriate mechanism;
  • Need and potential for transit improvements by integrating GO/Brampton/York Transit to serve residents and employers;
  • GO Transit Service improvements for Bolton;
  • The need to ensure high quality access to the existing and future residential and employment lands in the vicinity, as well as to the Highway 427 extension;
  • Ensure appropriate existing and potential linkages (pedestrian, vehicular, cycling and transit) that would contribute to an efficient transportation network that supports mobility, accessibility of services and economic viability in Bolton and surrounding areas.
  • Address transportation deficiencies and network needs in the study area;
  • The need to reconfirm the traffic impact of the new Bolton Arterial Route onto the surrounding network including Highway 50 and King Street;
  • The need to review the at-grade crossing on King Street and Coleraine Drive over the CP rail track;
  • The need to investigate the traffic impact of the future Highway 427 extension on east-west and north-south arterial roads such as Castlederg, Columbia Way, Coleraine Drive, Gore Road, Humber Station Road , Albion-Vaughan Road, King Street, Mayfield Road and Highway 50;
  • The need to formulate a strategy to allow for a potential future GTA West Transportation Corridor and its interchanges with Regional/Local Arterials passing through the study area and further assess its broad impacts to enable municipalities to provide informed input to the provincial EA process;
  • The need to identify a 2016, 2021, 2031 (and 2041 as provisional item) Bolton core area transportation vision, including alternative solutions and the development of recommendations to address the transportation needs of the community;
  • The need to investigate the impacts of heavy trucks on the community and to further determine if truck restrictions are appropriate in the Bolton core (King Street and/or Highway 50);
  • Explore travel demand management strategy to reduce single-occupant auto use during the peak periods and to encourage and accommodate the use of sustainable modes of transportation including walking, cycling, carpooling and transit;
  • Explore opportunities to enhance pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, and trail connections to Regional Roads in accordance with Peel's Active Transportation Study, particularly the anticipated reduction of vehicular traffic on Highway 50 when the construction of Bolton Arterial Route is completed at the end of 2014;
  • Ensure that the transportation plan in the study area is consistent with the Province's Growth Plan, the Greenbelt Plan, the Provincial Policy Statement, Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan, the GTA West Corridor study process, 427 Transportation Corridor, Bolton Residential Expansion Study process, Region of Peel Official Plan (Transportation Policies), Long Range Transportation Plan, Active Transportation Plan, Strategic Goods Movement Network Study, Road Characterization Study and other related Transportation and Land use plans/studies of Caledon, Peel, Brampton and other adjacent municipalities. 

Transportation Master Plan Study EA Process

This Transportation Master Plan Study will follow the requirements of Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) master planning process which typically represents Phases I and II of the EA process.  The study will be conducted in two parallel streams: Technical Analyses and Public Consultation.  The study will examine and adopt, where appropriate, best practices in master planning from other jurisdictions.  Public consultation will be undertaken to seek inputs from the members of public, elected officials, stakeholders, municipal and agency staff and other interested parties/groups.

Public Consultation

This Transportation Master Plan is expected to address a broad range of transportation issues, priorities, objectives and implementation timings. The Town of Caledon and the Region of Peel are committed to public participation, openness, transparency, traceability and accountability in conducting studies and in the development of policies. The Master Plan process is to be conducted within the framework of an extensive program of public information and consultation and conformity with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment planning process, with the ultimate goal of building trust and confidence from the stakeholders.

Archive

Public Open House #2: a second public information centre is scheduled to review draft proposed transportation improvements. Public Notice

Topics covered will include transit, active transportation and roads, and the transportation vision for the downtown core of Bolton.

Date: Monday, June 22, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Albion-Bolton Community Centre
Address: 150 Queen Street South, Bolton (map)

Public Open House: An open house was held on June 25, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., Caledon Centre for Recreation and Wellness | Read the Public Notice.

  • Display Boards: At the open house on June 25, 2014, information was presented on display boards. Download the display boards (pdf).
  • Bolton Farmers' Market: Flyers advertising the June 25, 2014 open house were distributed during the Bolton Farmers' Market opening day June 14, 2014. Download the flyer (pdf).
  • Economic Development Newsletter: The BTMP project was mentioned in the latest issue of The Business Report from the Town of Caledon Economic Development department.

Contact

For more information about the study, to provide comments, or to be added to the study mailing list, please contact one of the study project managers:

Kant Chawla, MPlg, MCIP, RPP
Senior Transportation Planner, Development Approval and Planning Policy Department

 

Town of Caledon
6311 Old Church Road, Caledon,
ON L7C 1J6

Phone: 905.584.2272 x.. 4293

Email: Kant.Chawla@caledon.ca

 

Peter Hillier
Senior Project Manager, Transportation Planning

 

MMM Group Limited
100 Commerce Valley Drive West, Thornhill, ON L3T 0A1

Phone: 905.882.1100 x. 6116

Email: HillierP@mmm.ca

 

Eric Chan, P.Eng.
PMP Principal Planner, Infrastructure Planning and Design, Transportation Division, Public Works

The Regional Municipality of Peel
10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite B, 4th Floor Brampton, ON L6T 4B9

Phone: 905.791.7800 x. 4417

Email: Eric.Chan@peelregion.ca