In order to help protect the health and safety of residents during this time, the City of Brampton has created interim bike lanes along the Vodden Street corridor. These bike lanes will give residents an alternative cycling option for recreational trails and other transportation, as well as provide enough space for cyclists to practice physical distancing.
“As we continue to navigate this unprecedented time, our residents remain our top priority,” said Mayor Patrick Brown. “I am proud to say that Brampton is reconfiguring streets and repurposing traffic lanes to give cyclists and pedestrians more room to maintain physical distancing. I encourage people to continue to follow physical distancing recommendations and remain as active and healthy as possible under these trying circumstances.”
As of Saturday April 18, the city temporarily closed off curb lanes to vehicular traffic along the following roads and repurposed them for bicycle use only.
- Vodden Street – Ken Whillans Drive to Howden Boulevard
- Howden Boulevard – Vodden Street to Central Park Drive
These road sections will be part of the city’s in-development East-West Cycling Corridor connection as proposed in the Active Transportation Master Plan. The city will eventually be working to place permanent protected bike lanes on these streets as part of the Brampton 2040 Vision and the Streets for People Term of Council Priority.