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#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 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…

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…

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