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Region of Peel Cycling

 

Brampton Bike to Work Day kicked off Bike Month on May 25th The 3rd annual Bike to Work Day had more than 70 people gather at Garden Square, beside Rose Theatre for breakfast, prizes and displays. Smart Commute Brampton Caledon organized 4 Group Rides, led by BikeBrampton members to cycle downtown. Shoppers World, SW Brampton Professors Lake, NE Brampton Birchbank PS, Victoria Park Arena, SE Brampton Loafers Lake, NW Brampton (Below are the 8 of the group of 9 cyclists!) Adam Arnold from SmartCommute…

Bike Brampton engaged students with a MTO Road Safety Challenge interactive game at the PEYA Amazing Green Race on May 23, 2015. The Amazing Green Race provided students in the Peel Region ( Peel Environmental Youth Alliance) with various resources and strategies to support the environment, sustainable commuting and healthy living. Students participated in fun and engaging activities that will help them recognize the benefits of using various modes of sustainable transportation available to them. Student teams will race from checkpoint to…

Community Bike Centre FAQs Q: What is the Community Bike Centre? A: The Community Bike Centre-Brampton is a new initiative that aims to provide access to reconditioned bikes to families while providing bike mechanics training and opportunities for personal growth through bicycle related activities. The Centre provides a supportive, non-judgmental and community friendly space for anyone interested in cycling to learn, explore, build a bike, or mentor a newbee! Q: What is Pedalwise? A: PedalWise is a community focused program that promotes a…

Moving Peel Kids Safely School Travel The Heart & Stroke Foundation and Brampton Kids on Bikes invited Region of Peel school planning stakeholders to a follow up to our December 4th webinar & workshop on Active and Sustainable School Travel (ASST). Here are the results of our workshop: 2015 04 20 Moving Peel Kids Safely School Travel Planning Workshop Results    Brampton Kids on Bikes The Agenda: Heart & Stroke Health Promotion Specialist Bill McBain kicked off our workshop with an introduction….

Brampton Bike Clinic gears up the successful first group of graduates The first group of Brampton youth completed a bike mechanic course conducted by volunteer professional bike mechanics from Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee / Bike Brampton. “I learned how everything works together.” Funded by the Region of Peel Human Services Community Partnerships, the mechanics carefully selected 5 sets of top quality tools that will be used as this pilot venture unrolls into a permanent and ongoing opportunity for graduates to mentor…

Solving Peel Physical Inactivity Health Crisis through Active Transportation, Dec 4, 2014 The webinar and workshop/discussion was hosted by Heart & Stroke Foundation and the Brampton Kids on Bikes subcommittee of Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee / Bike Brampton. Participants identified issues, and targeted goals for stakeholders: regional health, regional transportation, regional councillors, city transportation, city recreation, city safety, city councillors, school boards, school trustees,  community groups and students. Workshop Documents: 2014 12 04 Solving Peel Physical Inactivity Health Crisis through Active Transportation…

Brampton Kids on Bikes: Literature Review Report The volume of literature, research and reports on the topic of student active transportation is quite frankly, staggering. There are already comprehensive suggestions about how to fix this problem. Read our 2014 Brampton Kids on Bikes Literature Review Report_v2  for a comprehensive view of this issue. Kids on Etobicoke Creek Path, Brampton Similar to many communities across Canada, the Region of Peel is facing a youth health crisis fueled significantly by inactivity. Increasing the participation…

Bike the Creek Brampton was a success with hundreds of riders participating on June 21, 2014 Our first annual event was a perfect day of bike riding along the Etobicoke Creek Trail through the nature parks north into Caledon and south through the historic downtown of Brampton into the urban parks of south Brampton.    Registered participants were given an official Bike the Creek Passport.    Created by the Bike the Creek committee, who planned the event over the past year, the passport…

Active Transportation is key. It’s Your Move, a powerful 1 minute video by Dr. David Mowat, former Medical Officer of Health for Region of Peel is well worth the viewing. Sponsored by TCAT, the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation and Metrolinx, Dr. Mowat explains that urban planning is a health issue. He prescribes this advice:  

Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Mowat is quoted by Peter Criscione in the Brampton Guardian’s article “Our Future depends on Active Lifestyles and Reengineered Cities, says Public Health Official”.     Dr. Mowat is pushing for active transportation to support improved walking and cycling municipal infrastructure to reengineer physical activity back into our everyday lives. He says that our sprawling suburban design has discouraged riding and walking at the expense of our health. “Diabetes in Peel is already high and,…

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