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Brampton Cycling

 

Brampton Library designated June Active Lifestyle month with a series of Community Spotlight presentations by volunteers from BikeBrampton. Peel Walk+Roll assisted by printing our poster displays for each of the 5 library branches we visited. We believe that biking in Brampton builds our community, so engaging library users is another great way to connect with residents! The sessions were attended by small groups who asked wonderful questions. A bit hit was the map for each library branch, created by Peel Walk+Roll. Children came forward…

On the final day of Bike to School Week, the mother of a kindergarten student was locking his bike to the rack as I was counting the bikes. The bell had already rung.  She told me that they had been running late and she told her son they would drive the car to school.  “No Mum”, he told her, “I have to ride my bike and exercise my brain”. I was thrilled.  The message is working and children, even very…

CeleBrampton BikeFest opens Main Street downtown for people to celebrate the start of summer in the city. Jun 11th marked BikeBrampton’s 4th annual participation, educating residents on cycling safety, encouraging them to come out to Bike Month events like Bike the Creek, Brampton’s new Community Rides, and our series of Brampton Library Community Spotlight presentations. Cyclists took Ministry of Transportation Road Safety Challenge for a chance to win cycling safety prizes such as helmets, bike lights, reflectors and mirrors. Thanks to the…

BikeBrampton challenged Peel Environmental Youth Alliance’s Amazing Green Race students with the Bike Safety Intersection Game on May 21st at University of Toronto Mississauga. Environmental leaders of tomorrow sped through skill testing quizzes to advance to the next checkpoint via walking, cycling or taking transit. Ministry of Transportation Road Safety Challenge provided grant money for BikeBrampton to have the game the volunteers developed be produced. PEYA organizes 2 events per year for senior students from Brampton and Mississauga. The Peel Environmental Youth Alliance…

Record group of cyclists gathered in downtown Brampton Garden Square for 4th annual Bike to Work Day on May 30th, kicking off Bike Month. Downtown BIA joined City of Brampton, Region of Peel, BikeBrampton and Brampton Transit in partnering to plan the event for enthusiastic cyclists. Group-led rides from 6 starting points encouraged cyclists to try commuting to downtown Brampton. Mayor Linda Jeffrey spoke of an exciting future for cycling in Brampton. Peel Police Chief Jennifer Evans reminded us of rules of…

550 cyclists attended 3rd annual Bike the Creek for family fun ride through Brampton & Caledon’s spectacular valleys, trails, historic landmarks and quiet streets. The free event was aimed at encouraging people of all ages to discover the joys of cycling. Riders selected from routes ranging from 11 – 41km long.

On June 8th, 2016 — during Bike Month — the province of Ontario announced it’s much-anticipated Climate Change Action Plan. In April 2016, cycling advocates were asked to asked to call on the Province to invest in cycling infrastructure, and Ontario delivered. The plan includes several “actions that support cycling”, as well as other strategies that “will put Ontario on track to reduce transportation-related emissions while also helping to reduce the fuel costs of moving people”.

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