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Ontario Cycling

 

On June 8th, 2016 — during Bike Month — the province of Ontario announced it’s much-anticipated Climate Change Action Plan. In April 2016, cycling advocates were asked to asked to call on the Province to invest in cycling infrastructure, and Ontario delivered. The plan includes several “actions that support cycling”, as well as other strategies that “will put Ontario on track to reduce transportation-related emissions while also helping to reduce the fuel costs of moving people”.

Bike the Creek got a shout-out in Ontario provincial legislature when MPP Harinder Malhi rose to make a statement before summer break. MPP Malhi along with over 600 residents and visitors will be riding in Bike the Creek this Saturday.She will be one of the dignitaries speaking at the official opening of the event at 8:30am, Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre, 292 Conestoga Drive, Brampton.

The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for May 19, 2016 is available. Take a look! Delegations/Presentations There will be a presentation by Dayle Laing, Committee Member, about learnings from the Ontario Bike Summit. Dayle has included an impressive slide deck, which has many photos taken from her exploratory ride of Toronto cycling infrastructure. After that, there will be a presentation from J. Spencer, Manager, Parks and Facility Planning, Engineering and Development Services, Planning and Infrastructure Services, about updates to the Parks and Recreation…

Cycling Advocates Call on the Province to invest $200 million in cycling infrastructure over 4 years. (From Share the Road) At the 8th Annual Ontario Bike Summit, Share the Road, in partnership with Cycle Toronto, called on the provincial government to leverage the cap and trade program to offer $200 million in cycling infrastructure funding over 4 years. BikeBrampton encourages you to support this recommendation by writing your own email. If you need a place to get started, we’ve included…

The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for April 21, 2016 is available, and it’s an exciting one!   Delegations/Presentations There will be a presentation by Dayle Laing, Committee Member, about Bike the Creek. Dayle has included a slide deck, which has many amazing photos from earlier events. Definitely worth a look.   Reports/Updates Committee will be hearing a verbal update from J. Mete, Landscape Architect, Planning and Infrastructure Services, on the Franceschini Bridge Project Status – Update for Brampton Cycling Advisory…

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…

Waterfront Trail Adventure

15 Mar 2016, Posted by Dayle Laing in Ontario Cycling, Past Event Cycling

Great Lakes Waterfront Trail Adventure from Erie to Huron. Register for 5-day cycling vacation Pelee Island to Grand Bend Aug 7-12th. The 9th annual Waterfront Trail Adventure offers organized transportation to the start of the event and back home at the end. They provide delicious local food and beverages, rest stops at beaches, parks and heritage attractions. There is mechanical support en route should you need it. Daily distances range from 30km to 110km. Your choice to camp or to…

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…

Happy Holidays everyone! The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for December 17, 2015 is available.   Delegations There will be a delegation from Michael Merrall, Web Administrator of Bike Challenge Website about Establishing a Brampton Specific Bike Challenge Website. Per Michael Merrall’s presentation to BikeBrampton in May 2015: The Community Bike Challenge seeks to  “promote healthy-active living by getting local residents on their bikes“. An excellent example of this is the Halton Hills Community Bike Challenge. The main goals of the challenge can…

The fall session of council is underway, and BikeBrampton has reconvened for 2015/2016. This year, Brampton has a Cycling Advisory Committee (BCAC) to complement BikeBrampton’s efforts. BCAC had a few meetings over the summer. The agendas and meeting minutes are available online at the City of Brampton website. The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee meets every 3rd Thursday at City Hall. Meetings start at 7pm. The next meeting is on October 15, 2015. Looking ahead, BikeBrampton will offer summaries of BCAC agendas and meeting minutes. Presentations…

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