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Region of Peel Cycling

 

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…

Announcing Walk & Bike to School in Peel Videos. Walk & bike to school in Peel videos encourage active transportation for health and academic benefits. Parents and their children are urged to travel safely to and from school. These videos are the result of a partnership amongst Peel District School Board, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, Peel Region Police, Region of Peel, City of Brampton, City of Mississauga, Brampton School Traffic Safety Council, Safe City Mississauga, IBC/BAC, CAA and Bike Brampton to encourage…

International iWalk iWheel to School Month is October 2015. Green Communities Canada with their Safe Routes to School program has developed materials for October for the iwalk iwheel club! The specific day is October 7th The week is October 5-9th The best, of course, is the whole month of October! – ideas for schools are displayed on the Safe Routes to Schools website. iwalk iwheel School Programs in Brampton & Mississauga (see specific details for each school below): Peel Catholic District School…

Bike the Creek 2015 cyclists ushered in  perfect June 20th summer solstice in Brampton & Caledon. 400 cyclists attended 2nd annual Bike the Creek event that showcased the Etobicoke Creek Trail, Fletcher’s Creek Trail, our natural valley lands, parks, stormwater ponds, and Brampton’s historically significant sites: Bovaird House and Alderlea House. “I loved the tour of Bovaird House. I have lived in the area for over 30 years and have never [been] there.”    Historic Bovaird House, 1852 “Great initiative to get…

Bike to School Week 2015 was held in Peel Region for the first time May 25-29th. One of our Bike Brampton members encouraged her child’s school to be one of the 22 schools of the 396 in Peel that participated. Out of a student population of over 700, there were only 10 to 15 kids (maximum of 27) who regularly rode to school. The encouraging school Principal at Robert J Lee in Brampton, announced the program on the school sign board. On…

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