Active Transportation and Safe Roads Advisory Committee

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Role

The Active Transportation & Safe Roads Advisory Committee (ATSRAC) is responsible for advising Council on matters related to safe roads, active transportation and trails; monitoring the implementation of the Cycling and Leisure Trails Plan; and encouraging, promoting and participating in the planning of active transportation and safe roads policies, programs and facilities. Further responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serving as a liaison between the community and the Town on matters pertaining to active transportation and safe roads;
  • Monitoring the implementation of active transportation components of the Cycling and Leisure Trails Plan, Waterfront Parks and Open Space Master Plan, Transportation Master Plan and Official Plan, and taking action to influence the progress, as necessary;
  • Providing advice to staff in the development of transportation plans, policies, and programs to promote and encourage safety for all road and trail users;
  • Advising on the development, delivery, maintenance and monitoring of active transportation policies, programs, initiatives and facilities;
  • Educating and encouraging residents and businesses regarding the environmental, social, economic and health benefits of active transportation through public outreach, education programs and events (e.g. monthly walks);
  • Promoting, supporting, and increasing active transportation as a routine component of the work/school commute, shopping, socializing and entertainment endeavours;
  • Providing input into the development of an effective public engagement strategy, including increased social media, in accordance with the Town of Whitby Social Media Policy;
  • Promoting and enhancing continuous and integrated cycling and leisure trails (i.e. trails, sidewalks, bicycle lanes) within Whitby and with its neighbouring municipalities;
  • Encouraging legislation and policy changes that support and strengthen active transportation; and,
  • Advising on new or improved transportation initiatives for all road users including pedestrians and cyclists. 

Committee Members

Membership: 1 Member of Council, 10 Citizen Appointments

  • Mayor Don Mitchell
  • Tara Painchaud (Staff Liaison)
  • Chris Potvin (Staff Liaison)
  • Rick Batty
  • Gary Carroll
  • Ron Lalonde (Chair)
  • Sorin Lutz
  • Bruce MacDonald
  • Matt Parfitt (Vice-Chair)
  • Allyson Partridge-Rios
  • Peter Phillips
  • Mary Jo Sitter
  • Lewis Williams

 


Background Studies


 Reports to Operations Committee

  • PW 23-09  Cycling and Leisure Trails Plan - Terms of Reference 
  • PW 34-10  Cycling and Leisure Trails Plan - Final Report
  • PW 29-15  Cycling and Leisure Trails Plan - Status Update
  • CMS 47-15  Active Transportation and Safe Roads Advisory Committee - Terms of Reference 

 Resources and Information

Infrastructure

Traditional Unit Cost

Comparison (Average Cost per km) 

Notes

1.5m wide sidewalk  $90.00/m2 $135,000 Cost includes sidewalk on one side of road
3.0m wide multi-use path $55.00/m2 $165,000 Cost includes multi-use path on one side of road
Bike Lanes - Widen road from 8.5m to 11.0m wide   $750,000 Includes bike lanes on both sides
Bike Lanes - 11.0m wide, pavement markings only   $27,000 Includes pavement markings and signage for bike lanes on both sides
Paved Shoulders with Road Rehab (Platform width sufficient)   $105,000 Includes paved shoulders on both sides
Paved Shoulders with Road Rehab (Widen platform)   $145,000 Includes paved shoulders on both sides
Paved Shoulders Only (Platform width sufficient)   $150,000 Includes paved shoulders on both sides
Paved Shoulders Only  (Widen platform)   $215,000 Includes paved shoulders on both sides
Sharrows - Pavement Markings Only   $10,000 Includes pavement markings and signage for sharrows on both sides

Meeting Dates, Agendas and Minutes

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