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Brampton Cycling

 

Brampton Budget 2015 Cycling Priorities Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee submitted a document outlining our priorities for active transportation, and specifically cycling priorities for the Brampton 2015 Budget: City of Brampton Budget 2015 BBAC active transportation priorities_1 Economic Benefits of Active Transportation Reduced congestion — better flow of people, goods, services Reduced collisions — eventual reduction in auto insurance rates Reduced road construction, maintenance and repair costs Easing of Parking congestion Enhancing and making the downtown core vibrant for residents, workers…

Carless in 905

24 Feb 2015, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling, Cycling Benefits - Economics

Kevin Montgomery tells Toronto Star how his family manages carless in 905 Transportation reporter Tess Kalinowski interviewed Kevin Montgomery and his family about daring to exercise their options and trade their 2 cars for more time together in a Toronto Star article on Feb 20, 2015. Toronto Star photo by Rick Madonik Using bicycling and public transit, this professional couple and their three children have more time with their family, a better quality of life, better fitness, and are paying down their…

Moving Peel Kids Safely School Travel The Heart & Stroke Foundation and Brampton Kids on Bikes invited Region of Peel school planning stakeholders to a follow up to our December 4th webinar & workshop on Active and Sustainable School Travel (ASST). Here are the results of our workshop: 2015 04 20 Moving Peel Kids Safely School Travel Planning Workshop Results    Brampton Kids on Bikes The Agenda: Heart & Stroke Health Promotion Specialist Bill McBain kicked off our workshop with an introduction….

Brampton Critical Mass celebrated its 1st anniversary Attracting the more warmly dressed and brave cyclists, this friendly gathering celebrated its first anniversary with a fitting tribute: “cycling for cake” Bike Brampton starts the last Friday of every month from Gage Park, at Main and Wellington. For our anniversary, we selected a ride to La Cakery, a fabulous cake shop on the SE corner of Queen and McLaughlin. Judge for yourself… well worth the cycle for these calories! Join us at 6:15pm. We…

#VikingBiking: Preparing Your Bike For Winter

26 Jan 2015, Posted by Kevin Montgomery in Brampton Cycling

Viking Biking: Preparing Your Bike for Winter The temperature outside drops. While local wildlife takes time in winter to prepare for hibernation, that doesn’t mean you have to do the same with your bike. Many people choose to continue cycling through the winter. As Gil Penalosa from 8-80 Cities has said: “There is no such thing as bad weather for walking or cycling; it’s just bad clothing.” Just as driving habits change in winter, so does cycling. It’s a good idea to do…

Brampton Bike Clinic gears up the successful first group of graduates The first group of Brampton youth completed a bike mechanic course conducted by volunteer professional bike mechanics from Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee / Bike Brampton. “I learned how everything works together.” Funded by the Region of Peel Human Services Community Partnerships, the mechanics carefully selected 5 sets of top quality tools that will be used as this pilot venture unrolls into a permanent and ongoing opportunity for graduates to mentor…

Solving Peel Physical Inactivity Health Crisis through Active Transportation, Dec 4, 2014 The webinar and workshop/discussion was hosted by Heart & Stroke Foundation and the Brampton Kids on Bikes subcommittee of Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee / Bike Brampton. Participants identified issues, and targeted goals for stakeholders: regional health, regional transportation, regional councillors, city transportation, city recreation, city safety, city councillors, school boards, school trustees,  community groups and students. Workshop Documents: 2014 12 04 Solving Peel Physical Inactivity Health Crisis through Active Transportation…

Transitioning To Carfree

02 Dec 2014, Posted by Kevin Montgomery in Brampton Cycling, Cycling Benefits - Economics

Transitioning To Carfree Our family of 5 has been carfree in Brampton for 3 years. Selling our cars, and relying primarily on bicycles for transportation was not a decision made lightly. It was pragmatic, and thought through carefully. I will explain how we came to the decision, and how we transitioned into it, in this post. Reasons To Consider It Our decision to sell our cars began with a single realization one day: It was less expensive to take the train…

BBAC Delegation to Brampton Accessibility Advisory Committee for Curb Cut Support BBAC members made a delegation to the Accessibility Advisory Committee on November 4, 2014. The following are excerpted from the Official Minutes from the City of Brampton.  Accessibility issue for mounting high curbs at mid-block intersection — especially unsafe for bikes with trailers, tandem bikes, persons with mobility challenges City of Brampton Committee Minutes: D 2. Presentation by Lisa Stokes, Member, Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee, and David Laing, Chair, Brampton…

Have you seen the Downtown Brampton wayfinding signs? Whether walking or cycling, it’s good to know what Downtown Brampton has to offer. Everything is only a few minutes away and the wayfinding signs point the direction! 8-80 Cities and the Brampton Downtown Development Corporation have been collaborating on a Downtown Brampton Doable Neighbourhood Project. The Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee supports this initiative to make the downtown of Brampton a more liveable space that welcome cyclists. The pilot project has placed…

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