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Region of Peel Cycling

 

Announcing the EcoAction Carbon Challenge for winter/spring 2019 Many more of us are riding in the winter than last year! Some are even #winterwarriors! It’s time to step up our game to reach our 20 tonne CO2 greenhouse gas reduction target to make our promise to Environment and Climate Change Canada! The EcoAction Club cycled about 38,000 km from Dec 2017 to Dec 2018, and 7 times more in Dec/18 than in Dec/17. We need to collectively cycle on average,…

Bike Cage Official Opening A crowd of over 60 BikeBrampton members, Pedalwise mentors and protégés, and dignitaries gathered to celebrate the 1st anniversary of Brampton Bike Hub and the official opening of the bike cage at PCHS. David Laing, BikeBrampton Chair, welcomed everyone with the following remarks: “BikeBrampton almost had 3 levels of government representing 3 political parties to celebrate biking and active transportation… If you visit the Brampton Bike Hub virtually any Wednesday evening you may get the impression…

Winners of Pedalwise Summer/Fall Carbon Reduction Challenge announced The purpose of the Carbon Reduction Challenge was to encourage Brampton Bike Hub’s Pedalwise protégés to use their bikes as often as possible to get to destinations.  The Challenge did its job and then some! Congratulate the winners at the Official Opening of Brampton Bike Hub’s bike cage on Wed Dec 19th 6:30pm at 50 Sunny Meadow Blvd, Unit 108. Ceremony begins at 7pm in underground parking, accessed from main lobby elevator….

The Ontario Traffic Council is looking for your input on what changes and additions should be included in the update to OTM Book 18: Cycling Facilities, and how these guidelines can be improved as a resource for practitioners, municipalities and advocates.

Bike the Creek Bicycle Friendly Connections & Aboriginal Day were our 2018 themes. We were blessed with liquid sunshine amidst brief almost dry spells. Faces shone on happy riders who came out to experience new trail connections and the three official ceremonies for 2018. Town Route riders gathered at Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre to listen to Bike the Creek Planning Committee Chair David Laing give the Rider Safety Briefing. Town Route – 46km, City Loop Route 40km, Nature Route 26km,…

Rear view cycling was promoted in Bike Month. MTO’s Road Safety Challenge grant allowed BikeBrampton to design, create and display a poster to encourage cyclists to check around them before turning or changing lanes. Published April 2018 in “Cycling Skills: Ontario’s Guide to Safe Cycling” included the inspiration for our challenge this year: “A rear view mirror lets you see what is approaching from behind and makes it easier to check traffic before passing.”   Brampton Springdale Library hosted a…

Peel Bike to School Week 2018 best yet with 165 schools! BikeBrampton visited four schools in Brampton, bringing a cycling message of safety and healthy activity. Students were reminded to check over their shoulders before changing lanes and turning, practicing safe REAR VIEW CYCLING. BikeBrampton was awarded a grant by Ontario Ministry of Transportation‘s Road Safety Challenge to produce and display a Rear View Cycling poster. Walk+Roll Peel Active Transportation team did a great job of encouraging participation with prizes…

Are you ready for Bike the Creek 2018 Countdown? Have you registered online? Cut-off date to guarantee your FREE lunch is Jun 15th, for event on Jun 23, 2018. The 4 routes choices are all new. You may be thinking you have done this before. You haven’t done these routes, since we are using brand new, just built trails! Some are getting their finishing touches right now! Be prepared to be wowed by some amazing new choices for cycling in…

Book Ride Brampton – Books & Bikes along the Etobicoke Creek Join us Apr 29, 2018 to make our city a better place, one street and one book at a time. Presented by The Reading Line and the FOLD (the Festival of Literary Diversity). REGISTER for FREE now – and for more details. BRING your signed WAIVER. Book Ride Schedule: Join us at the start or at any station along the 7km route 11:00am Meet at Brampton Library, South Fletchers…

Brampton Bike Hub was showcased in EcoAction National Webinar. Mentors, protégés, bike mechanics, CAN-Bike instructors, City of Brampton staff, Region of Peel staff, Sonia Sidhu MP constituency staff and BikeBrampton members cheered loudly as David Laing updated the country on Brampton Cycling in Canada “4 Canadian Communities – If you Build it, They will Come: Increasing Cycling, Reducing Emissions”. Edmonton, Montreal and Halifax joined Brampton Cycling in Canada in presenting their projects in the Vélo Canada Bikes EcoAction Community grant…

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