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Brampton Cycling

 

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…

Cycling is our future, was the message of BBAC Chair David Laing when he presented to Rotary Brampton on April 28, 2014. He was well received with a message about how cycling can solve many of the issues we face in Brampton. Cycling infrastructure can lower the traffic demands on the roads, improve our healthy through better air quality, better health, and more support for local businesses.

A delegation to Brampton Committee of Council was made by BBAC Chair David Laing, with support from BBAC members in the visitors gallery. The following are excerpted from the official minutes of the City of Brampton.    at Council Chamber entrance D 1.     Delegations, re: Establishment of the Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee – RML #2013-027 (File P40). David Laing, Resident of Brampton and Chair, Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee (BBAC) Larry Zacher, Executive Director, Brampton Safe City Association Item I…

On May 15th BBAC made history with its first delegation to Brampton Committee of Council on May 15, 2013. The following is excerpted from the official Minutes of the Meeting. Mr. David Laing, resident of Brampton and Chair of the Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee (BBAC), made the following presentation in regard to making Brampton a Bicycle Friendly Community: Not enough of us are cycling Health benefits of cycling Road congestion Road capacity Environmental impact – car emissions Learning to share…

Residents at the Northwest Brampton Community Development Meeting gathered to hear the case for why Brampton can and should become a “Bicycle Friendly Community”. David Laing presenting Loafers Lake Many of us are taking short-range trips in cars that could be better replaced with bicycle travel. This would give us more exercise, reduce road congestion, save our air quality, our money and our limited gasoline resources. The message resonated with the audience, who enthusiastically asked questions. David was encouraged by City Councillor John Hutton and Regional Councillor…

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