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Brampton Cycling

 

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…

Brampton Kids on Bikes: Literature Review Report The volume of literature, research and reports on the topic of student active transportation is quite frankly, staggering. There are already comprehensive suggestions about how to fix this problem. Read our 2014 Brampton Kids on Bikes Literature Review Report_v2  for a comprehensive view of this issue. Kids on Etobicoke Creek Path, Brampton Similar to many communities across Canada, the Region of Peel is facing a youth health crisis fueled significantly by inactivity. Increasing the participation…

Biking in Brampton builds our Community Video Dayle Laing from BikeBrampton’s Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee was invited to present a Pecha Kacha seminar at the Tactical Urbanism CanU 6 Summit in Toronto on September 18, 2014 (Council for Canadian Urbanism). Urban planners from across Canada gathered to learn and share their latest experiences, research and ideas on the latest in urban planning. Brampton has an enormous challenge in accommodating growth to nearly 900,000 people by 2031. It is already the 9th…

Economic benefits occur when cyclists are travelling at a low enough speed they notice retail signs, store windows and are encouraged to stop and patronize their local businesses. “Cyclists can gawk and shop” so said Peter VanSickle President, Brampton Downtown Development Corporation at our recent BikeBrampton meeting. Herman Custodio photographed this image of cyclists resting on Main Street in Brampton at Vivian Lane. The BDDC is working in conjunction BBAC and the 8-80 Cities organization on “do-able” neighbour pilot projects in downtown Brampton. These…

BBAC asked for comment about Franceschini bridge According to Pam Douglas of The Brampton Guardian, “the old Franceschini bridge, just north of Williams Parkway, was originally used by gravel trucks hauling loads out of the Franceschini pit on the west side of the highway. With the pit long closed and the Lakelands North subdivision built in its stead, the bridge was stopped up and left unused for years.”  by Bryon Johnson, The Brampton Guardian When David Laing, BBAC Chair was…

Dedicated Bike Lanes & Drop Curbs

14 Jul 2014, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling

Cyclists call for dedicated bike lanes and more drop curbs reported by Pam Douglas in The Brampton Guardian on July 5, 2014. “Changes are needed to make Brampton bike-friendly.”   dedicated bike lane, courtesy of The Brampton Guardian “Curb cuts. They seem like such a small thing. But if you’ve ever ridden a bike along one of Brampton’s pathways and suffered the jarring ‘cachunk cachunk’ of going down – and then up- a curb to cross a street, you know it’s…

Bike the Creek Brampton was a success with hundreds of riders participating on June 21, 2014 Our first annual event was a perfect day of bike riding along the Etobicoke Creek Trail through the nature parks north into Caledon and south through the historic downtown of Brampton into the urban parks of south Brampton.    Registered participants were given an official Bike the Creek Passport.    Created by the Bike the Creek committee, who planned the event over the past year, the passport…

Learn to Ride a Bike in Brampton

20 Jun 2014, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling

Do you want to learn to ride a bike in Brampton? Many adults rode bikes as children and want to catch the wave of cycling that is sweeping Brampton. But how to do it safely when you are rusty from decades off the wheels? Brampton is offering three 2-hour “Learn How Bike Clinic”  this summer: July 8th, July 22nd, and August 5th at 6:30 p.m. The clinics take place at the Chinguacousy Ski Chalet Community Centre and cost $57.65.  These courses are…

“People do not like to live in a spiceless city.” These were the words of renowned urban expert and visionary Gil Penalosa, Executive Director of 8-80 Cities, when he spoke at the Rose Theatre in Brampton on April 23, 2014.    Rose Theatre ‘bike-bedecked’ The most important ingredient in this city ‘dish’ is pedestrians, added Mr. Penalosa. People walking, cycling and using public transit should have dignity and not be forced to dodge cars and use poorly designed and maintained…

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