BikeBrampton joined Peel Walk+Roll, and Green Communities Canada researcher Katie Wittmann to educate and challenge the student leaders in “Creating a Cycling Culture” workshops.

Katie is adding to her research on active transportation and designing a tool kit that will help with school travel planning amongst older students in Peel.

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Peel Walk+Roll and Peel Public Health demonstrated cycling safety tips, conducted a survey and awarded prizes at their booth. Walk+Roll has an interactive School Trip Planner tool on their website that allows anyone in Peel Region to select a walking or biking route to their school.  BikeBrampton announced Bike the Creek Jun 18, 2016, encouraged helmet use and handed out Brampton trail maps.

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David Laing, Chair of BikeBrampton explained the carbon footprint of the different types of transportation and gave the example of how Pedalwise had introduced a student to a quicker way to get to school:

“GREAT!  I now know the way to ride my bike to High School!” (along the Etobicoke Creek trail). “It’ll be faster than my 45min bus ride”.

Peel Environmental Youth Alliance (PEYA) is a network of action-oriented students in Peel Region concerned about environmental issues and determined to make positive change! EcoBuzz is their annual conference.

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