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Region of Peel Cycling

 

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.

Join hundreds of cyclists in fun family ride through the spectacular valleys, trails and historic landmarks of Brampton and Caledon. Bike the Creek is a FREE fun family event aimed at encouraging people of all ages to discover the joys of cycling. Registration starts from 7:30am at Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre, 292 Conestoga Drive, Brampton. Collect passport stamps for chances at prizes. Register before June 16th to ensure your FREE lunch.

Brampton Library has Community Spotlight on Active Lifestyles in June! BikeBrampton is pleased to support with “Biking Builds Communities” at 5 libraries. Sun Jun 5th 3pm – Chinguacousy Branch Wed Jun 8th 6:30pm – Four Corners Branch Sat Jun 11th 3pm – Mount Pleasant Branch Sun Jun 12th 2pm – Cyril Clark Branch Wed Jun 15th 6:30pm – South Fletcher’s Branch 2016 Brampton Library Community Spotlight June Flyer Brampton Library invites you to Community Spotlight! Come to the Library and join us for…

The Gore Road Environmental Assessment from Queen Street to Castlemore Road Until March 11, the Region of Peel is receiving feedback from the public about a recommended preferred solution and design concept for The Gore Rd. widening project. From the Open House #2 presentation, one of the key features of the design includes “the use of a ‘Complete Streets’ approach”, including consideration of: Continuous sidewalks and /or Multi-Use Trails with safe pedestrian/cyclist crossings Space for cyclists, particularly a cycle-track Narrowed…

Reflecting on 2015, much progress was made.  BikeBrampton members can be proud our advocacy made a difference. Partial list of notable progress made: Community Bike Centre was created in partnership with Region of Peel and Community Environment Alliance. CBC ran a number of programs in 2015 including BikeWrx mechanics training and Pedalwise cycling mentorship to encourage public participation in active transportation. Two community bike rides including Bike the Creek and Bramalea CycleFest 2015 encouraged close to 600 participants to ride on Brampton’s…

The minutes from the November 19 Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee meeting have been released. Here is a summary.   Delegations and Presentations The Committee received a delegation from Margie Chung, Principle Planner, Sustainable Transportation, Region of Peel regarding Region of Peel Active Transportation Plan – Implementation Plan and Update. Ms. Chung presented an overview of the Region of Peel Active Transportation Plan (AT Plan) that included: Region of Peel Active Transportation Plan overview and implementation strategy Region’s role in AT Plan and committees…

The weather is getting cooler. Even if you plan on putting your bike away for winter, there is still much happening to encourage cycling in Brampton. The Cycling Advisory Committee Agenda for November 19 is online.   Delegations There will be a delegation from Margie Chung, who is Principle Planner, Sustainable Transportation with the Region of Peel about the Region of Peel Active Transportation Plan – Implementation Plan and Update. There will be material distributed before the meeting, so we encourage anyone who’s interested…

Bike to School Week in Brampton was a huge success. BikeBrampton member Lisa Stokes wrote of her experience at her child’s school May 25-29, 2015 and her followup on how many kids rode to school this week. “I worked with Walk+Roll Peel and the principal at my children’s school in northeast Brampton to encourage participation in Bike Week. The school has an enrollment of 760 students. Bike Week was promoted to families in the school newsletter, advertised on the notice board outside…

The Cycling Culture workshop at PEYA EcoBuzz 2015 conference challenged teen environmental leaders to encourage students to cycle to school and around town. About 300 Peel Environmental Youth Alliance students gathered at Louise Arbour Secondary School on Oct 28, 2015 to participate in various “Sustainability in our Communities” workshops. They explored environmental issues to become inspired to begin student action projects in their schools. BikeBrampton joined Peel Walk+Roll, and Green Communities Canada researcher Katie Wittmann to educate and challenge the student leaders…

The 1st round of Bicycle Friendly Business Awards in Brampton were announced at a workshop ceremony on Oct 14, 2015. Bronze was awarded to City of Brampton and Region of Peel. Receiving Honourable Mention were Sheridan College Davis Campus and GreenField Specialty Alcohols Inc. Canadian Tire A.J. Billes Distribution Centre participated in the workshop to acquire more information for a future application. “Active transportation is predictable — on time, all the time.” Justin Jones,  from Share the Road Cycling Coalition provided workshop tips along…

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