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Have You Made The Pledge for 2016?

05 Apr 2016, Posted by Kevin Montgomery in Brampton Cycling, Events-GTA Cycling

Every year in April kicks off 30 Days of Biking. Have you made the pledge for 2016? Despite our recent reminder that we sometimes get snow in April, 30 Days of Biking is a pledge to ride your bike every day in April, any distance, any destination. On Twitter, use the hashtags #30daysofbiking and #bikebrampton to share your adventures online. Make the pledge, and share your trips! The weather should get warmer from here. 😉

The minutes from the February 18, 2016 Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee meeting are published. A copy of the agenda can be found on the City of Brampton website.   Delegations and Presentations Nelson Cadete, Project Manager, Active Transportation, Long Range Transportation Planning, Planning and Infrastructure Services, gave a presentation on the Active Transportation Plan – Terms of Reference. The presentation included provided details on the status of the Active Transportation Master Plan Terms of Reference, core objectives and the next steps. Committee…

Ontario helping Brampton expand Cycling Infrastructure Announcement by Harinder Malhi, MPP Brampton-Springdale and Regional Councillor Martin Medeiros. David Laing, Chair BikeBrampton lauded grants of $325,000 from both levels of government. BikeBrampton, Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee and Brampton Cycling Club members gathered to hear that 1.93 km of new multiuse path along Etobicoke Creek Trail will be constructed to close the missing link between Brampton and Mississauga under Highways 410 and 407. “This is great news for Brampton and our Cycling Community. Investing in…

Brampton Bike Racks

15 Mar 2016, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling

Let’s review Brampton Bike Racks Brampton has come some distance in the past 3 years. As cycling gains in popularity, bike racks are becoming expected and required cycling infrastructure. Cyclists want ridership encouragement. Good quality parking is both practical and tangible evidence of this encouragement. City of Brampton’s Bike and Ride initiative is designed to encourage transit riders to combine cycling and public transit. Covered bike racks, like this one at Main & Wellington are available on the entire transit bus fleet….

The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for March 17, 2016 is available. Delegations/Presentations There will be a delegation from Ranjana Mitra and Sarah Verma from the Community Environment Alliance, about Community Bike Centre Programs and Initiatives. There is an attached slide deck for their presentation (4.1-2). Other/New Business/Information Items Alina Grzejszczak, Committee Member, will be presenting a CANBIKE Instructor Course Update. There is a report attached to the agenda as item 7.1. There will be a discussion at the request…

The Gore Road Environmental Assessment from Queen Street to Castlemore Road Until March 11, the Region of Peel is receiving feedback from the public about a recommended preferred solution and design concept for The Gore Rd. widening project. From the Open House #2 presentation, one of the key features of the design includes “the use of a ‘Complete Streets’ approach”, including consideration of: Continuous sidewalks and /or Multi-Use Trails with safe pedestrian/cyclist crossings Space for cyclists, particularly a cycle-track Narrowed…

Join us at Toronto International Bicycle Show Mar 4-6 2016. BikeBrampton & Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee will be promoting Bike the Creek Jun 18th (free registration is now open) and a 2016 exciting series of 10 Brampton Community Rides at our booth. Did you know that Brampton is a cycling tourist destination? Our city is full of fabulous valley trails, including our Etobicoke Creek Trail, which traverses the entire north-south length of the city. Did you know that both Brampton and the Region…

The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for February 18, 2016 is available. There is is an exciting update about the Active Transportation Plan. A presentation is included, but do make it in person to the meeting if you can!   Delegations/Presentations There will be a presentation by Nelson Cadete, Project Manager, Active Transportation, Long Range Transportation Planning, Planning and Infrastructure Services, about an update to the Active Transportation Plan – Terms of Reference. There is an attached slide deck (4.1-1) on the…

The minutes from the January 21, 2016 Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee meeting have been released. The first meeting of what promises to be a positive 2016! A copy of the agenda can be found on the City of Brampton website. Reports and Updates The committee received an update from Nelson Cadette, Project Manager, Active Transportation, Planning and Infrastructure Services, about Recent Changes to Highway Traffic Act Regulations – Ontario Bill 31 – Making Ontario Roads Safer Nelson noted changes to the Highway Traffic…

The minutes from the December 17, 2015 Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee meeting have been released. The last meeting of the year! Here is a summary. For reference, a copy of the agenda can be downloaded from the City of Brampton website.   Delegations and Presentations The Committee was expecting to receive a delegation from Michael Merrall about establishing a Brampton specific Bike Challenge website. Unfortunately, Michael was not able to attend. The Committee agreed to give Mr. Merrall a list of the…

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