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Ontario Cycling

 

Perfect autumn morning for BCAC’s last Brampton Community Ride of the season. Thirty cyclists gathered at Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre to cycle north to new Etobicoke Creek Trail link into Southfields Village, Caledon. We rested at Butter & Cup for our refreshment, compliments of City of Brampton. This was our 12th and final Community Ride in Brampton’s Cycling Advisory Committee’s first offering of organized rides. We added 2 bonus rides due to popularity of the series. Cyclists enthusiastically await our 2017 calendar…

Etobicoke Creek Trail Link Official Opening Oct 11, 2016. Partners Brampton, Caledon, Toronto and Region Conservation, Region of Peel & Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program celebrate completion of trail link joining Brampton and Caledon. Join us 10:30-11:30am on trail at Mayfield Road underpass. Last year Town of Caledon and City of Brampton worked with TRCA to submit applications to Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program (OMCIP) for funds to help support construction of a new trail link on Etobicoke Creek trail. This extension is…

Hundreds of schools from across Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area participated in Bike to School week organized by Events Subcommittee of Active and Sustainable School Transportation (ASST) Regional Hub of Metrolinx. The subcommittee is comprised of staff from Metrolinx and its program Smart Commute, school boards, Public Health units, municipal Transportation Services departments, and non-governmental organizations. CultureLink, an NGO involved with providing cycling programming to schools, is contracted to support work of the subcommittee. The campaign is affiliated with Bike Month,…

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…

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