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Brampton Cycling

 

Brampton BikeWrx pop-up Café outdoor events as we emerge from COVID-19. BikeBrampton in partnership with City of Brampton is pleased to host pop-up tent events for promoting trail/bike lane etiquette. Where possible, we will do minor bike repairs. We will install Region of Peel bells while supplies last, once a skill testing question is answered. Bring your mask for repair service. Schedule of BikeWrx Pop-up Cafés Sat Jun 27, 10:00-noon – The Journey, 9 Ardglen parking lot Sun Jul 12, 10:00am-noon…

BikeBrampton encourages residents support Option 3 for Williams Parkway to remain 4 lanes with multi-use path, treed landscaped showing sustainability leadership for Climate Emergency, 2040 Vision and Active Transportation Master Plan. Ask the Mayor and your Councillors to vote for Option 3, by sending your letter prepared by the David Suzuki Foundation. City of Brampton Staff is proposing to widen Williams Parkway between McLaughlin Road and North Park Drive from 4 to 6 lanes, as planned since 2004. The latest…

Cycling Chronicles Vol 2

11 Jun 2020, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling

BikeBrampton brings you a short story by Steve Stoller.  As a cycling enthusiast, I have found there is rarely such a thing as a bad ride. There is bad weather. There are mechanical mishaps. But unless you crash, I maintain, there is no such thing as a bad ride. There are good rides and then there are great rides. These great rides are the ones that stand out in your mind years later, and maybe even the rest of your…

COVID19 Bike Lane Tips

20 May 2020, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling, Cycling Safety, Videos

Here are handy tips for using Brampton COVID-19 bike lanes. These are good safety messages for cycling in traffic! This video shows how to safely enter and exit the bike lanes from intersections and adjacent pathways. Avoid the dreaded “Right Hook” at Intersections   Cyclists must be constantly aware of their surroundings, especially at intersections. A vehicle making a right turn may not see, or may misjudge the speed of the cyclist. This is the greatest possibility for the “right…

Cycling Chronicles Vol 1

18 May 2020, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling, Region of Peel Cycling

BikeBrampton is honoured to present the Cycling Chronicles, a short story by Steve Stoller. It was always the second question. For years it was always the second question. The first question, when someone found out I was a cycling enthusiast, always revolved around my bike, and inevitably, how much it cost. I would tell them the list price of the bike, not what I actually paid for it. Once the incredulity was expressed over the price of the bike, the…

Brampton’s new COVID-19 bike network interactive map shows loops for planning essential grocery, pharmacy and medical trips from the interim bike lanes along Vodden Street and Howden Boulevard.   Mayor Patrick Brown unveiled the new map in City Hall on Apr 22nd. The press conference was covered by CP24 TV with this video link. Mayor Brown said in response to a question, “in this term of Council, you are going to see record investment in active transportation because we believe…

To help protect the health and safety of residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, City of Brampton is implementing interim bike lanes along the Vodden Street corridor. These routes will provide an alternative cycling option to recreational trails for residents, and allow cyclists to maintain physical distancing. (photo credit: City of Brampton) As of Saturday, April 18, Brampton is temporarily closing off curb lanes to vehicular traffic along the following sections of road and repurposing the lanes for bicycle use only:…

C.O.V.I.D.1.9 Your BikeBrampton friends are working with Mayor Patrick Brown, Regional Councillor Rowena Santos and City Staff on solutions for healthy safe active transportation during this pandemic. Some of us need to go out to work. Those not in isolation, need to get out for groceries, medicine, and exercise and need guidance on COVID-19. Region of Peel is experiencing a 33% reduction of vehicular traffic volume according to Manager, Transportation and System Planning. Google published traffic tracking movement data that…

Cycling in COVID-19 times We are looking for clear direction and the nature of this pandemic is such that rules keep changing. Peel Public Health and our municipal governments are the constant for reliable advice for our local community. COVID-19 effect on Community Cycling Program (CCP) While we adjust to the “new normal” for cycling in COVID-19 times, we will be facing restrictions such as ‘social distancing’ (or ‘physical distancing’). There are potential silver lining opportunities to make ourselves healthier…

Bike the Creek June 13, 2020 our 7th annual signature cycling event has been cancelled. Due to precautionary measures surrounding COVID-19, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), City of Brampton, City of Mississauga, Town of Caledon, Region of Peel and BikeBrampton have made the collective decision to cancel the 2020 Bike the Creek event scheduled for Saturday June 13th. We look forward to welcoming you all at the 2021 Bike the Creek event on Saturday June 12th. Save the Date…

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