New research on winter cycling from Ryerson via @dandyhorse

27% of current cyclists (who usually bike to work or school in spring and fall) continue to bike through the winter months. It’s both a high and a low number. On one hand, a quarter of all cyclists bike all year round, so clearly there is potential for winter cycling. On the other hand, there is still a lot of work that would need to be done for more people to consider biking in the winter.

The probability of biking in winter is associated with increased access to on-street cycling facilities such as bike lanes and cycle tracks near the shortest route of travel.

Women, compared to men, were less likely to bike in all seasons.

Source: http://dandyhorsemagazine.com/blog/2018/02/13/new-research-on-winter-cycling-from-ryerson/


Here’s how we can bridge the gender gap in biking || Greater Greater Washington

Despite overall growth in the number of people biking to work, there are still some challenges that need to be addressed by cities, organizations, and employers for more women to bike more often.

Cornell University professor Mildred Warner sums up this approach well: “Asking, ‘Would a woman feel comfortable walking here at dusk?’ and getting an affirmative response likely means that most people will feel comfortable using the space. Women can be used as a bellwether for safety, as well as other planning priorities. Regarding transportation planning, women are choice riders: if more women ride transit, more people will ride.”

Source: Here’s how we can bridge the gender gap in biking || Greater Greater Washington


Major New Investment to Make Cycling Safer and More Convenient

Ontario is making it safer and more convenient for people to get around by bike, by more than doubling its investment in local cycling to build bike lanes and other cycling infrastructure in towns and cities across the province. This investment is part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan and is funded by proceeds from the province’s cap on pollution and carbon market.

Across Ontario, 120 municipalities will receive funding from the province for new bike lanes and other cycling infrastructure. The province is investing $93 million this year:

Brampton will be receiving $1,780,604 of this funding.

Source: Major New Investment to Make Cycling Safer and More Convenient


Trail Improvements

The City of Brampton has a number of significant trails systems. These include the Etobicoke Creek Trail, Chinguacousy Trail, Don Doan Trail, Esker Lake Trail, Fletcher’s Creek Trail, Flower City Trail and Stephen Llewellyn Trail.

The Active Transportation Master Plan is identifying locations where improvements to these trails would help to make them more connected and useful for active transportation.

Help identify priorities by marking locations!

Source: http://www.bramptonatmpconsultation.ca/trail-improvements


MOVING BEYOND ZERO LAUNCH – Moving Beyond Zero

“We have previously been satisfied with traffic policies that ensure that no one dies or is seriously injured in traffic. But that’s no longer sufficient. Moving Beyond Zero is the new Vision Zero, where we expect the transport system to improve life thanks to active mobility”, says Lars Strömgren, chairman of the Swedish Cycling Advocacy Organisation.

Source: MOVING BEYOND ZERO LAUNCH – Moving Beyond Zero


​This School Bus Lets Kids Bike to Class | Bicycling

As if cyclists needed another reason to be envious of France, the land famous for le Tour recently debuted a pedal-powered transportation system for children. Since the beginning of the year, about 30 students at Anatole France, a public elementary school in the town of Louviers, have been taking the S’Cool Bus—essentially a large tandem bike with electric assist—under the supervision of a “bus” driver.

Source: This School Bus Lets Kids Bike to Class | Bicycling


Drivers must exchange contact info with a cyclist in case of collision, police say | Toronto Star


Region of Peel Bike Safety Day

Bring your bike to the Region of Peel Brampton Office
for a free bike inspection by a professional mechanic!

Time: Tuesday, June 13 at 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Bring your bike for a free inspection by a professional mechanic. Subject to demand, services include:

  • Bike maintenance Q & A
  • Tire pressure adjustment
  • Brake/gear adjustment
  • Basic flat tire repair clinic

 Win great prizes and learn about cycling routes and road safety

  • Learn how to use a Brampton Transit bus bike rack
  • Learn about the Peel Police online bike registry

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please email Kelly Cook at kelly.cook@peelregion.ca or call (905)-791-7800 ext. 4419 with any questions.


Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Program

“The Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Program (OMCC) is a four-year program to invest in municipal infrastructure for commuter cycling. OMCC is part of a suite of new initiatives developed in response to the Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP), intended to make it more attractive for Ontarians to cycle to work, school and other common destinations instead of using motor vehicles.”

Source: Commuter cycling


New American study confirms: Physically separated bike lanes are crucial for safety : TreeHugger