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COVID19 Bike Lane Tips

20 May 2020, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling, Cycling Safety, Videos

Here are handy tips for using Brampton COVID-19 bike lanes. These are good safety messages for cycling in traffic! This video shows how to safely enter and exit the bike lanes from intersections and adjacent pathways. Avoid the dreaded “Right Hook” at Intersections   Cyclists must be constantly aware of their surroundings, especially at intersections. A vehicle making a right turn may not see, or may misjudge the speed of the cyclist. This is the greatest possibility for the “right…

Cycling Chronicles Vol 1

18 May 2020, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling, Region of Peel Cycling

BikeBrampton is honoured to present the Cycling Chronicles, a short story by Steve Stoller. It was always the second question. For years it was always the second question. The first question, when someone found out I was a cycling enthusiast, always revolved around my bike, and inevitably, how much it cost. I would tell them the list price of the bike, not what I actually paid for it. Once the incredulity was expressed over the price of the bike, the…

Brampton’s new COVID-19 bike network interactive map shows loops for planning essential grocery, pharmacy and medical trips from the interim bike lanes along Vodden Street and Howden Boulevard.   Mayor Patrick Brown unveiled the new map in City Hall on Apr 22nd. The press conference was covered by CP24 TV with this video link. Mayor Brown said in response to a question, “in this term of Council, you are going to see record investment in active transportation because we believe…

To help protect the health and safety of residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, City of Brampton is implementing interim bike lanes along the Vodden Street corridor. These routes will provide an alternative cycling option to recreational trails for residents, and allow cyclists to maintain physical distancing. (photo credit: City of Brampton) As of Saturday, April 18, Brampton is temporarily closing off curb lanes to vehicular traffic along the following sections of road and repurposing the lanes for bicycle use only:…

C.O.V.I.D.1.9 Your BikeBrampton friends are working with Mayor Patrick Brown, Regional Councillor Rowena Santos and City Staff on solutions for healthy safe active transportation during this pandemic. Some of us need to go out to work. Those not in isolation, need to get out for groceries, medicine, and exercise and need guidance on COVID-19. Region of Peel is experiencing a 33% reduction of vehicular traffic volume according to Manager, Transportation and System Planning. Google published traffic tracking movement data that…

Cycling in COVID-19 times We are looking for clear direction and the nature of this pandemic is such that rules keep changing. Peel Public Health and our municipal governments are the constant for reliable advice for our local community. COVID-19 effect on Community Cycling Program (CCP) While we adjust to the “new normal” for cycling in COVID-19 times, we will be facing restrictions such as ‘social distancing’ (or ‘physical distancing’). There are potential silver lining opportunities to make ourselves healthier…

Bike the Creek June 13, 2020 our 7th annual signature cycling event has been cancelled. Due to precautionary measures surrounding COVID-19, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), City of Brampton, City of Mississauga, Town of Caledon, Region of Peel and BikeBrampton have made the collective decision to cancel the 2020 Bike the Creek event scheduled for Saturday June 13th. We look forward to welcoming you all at the 2021 Bike the Creek event on Saturday June 12th. Save the Date…

Due to precautionary measures surrounding COVID-19, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), City of Brampton, City of Mississauga, Town of Caledon, Region of Peel and BikeBrampton have made the collective decision to cancel the 2020 Bike the Creek event scheduled for Saturday June 13th. We look forward to welcoming you all at the 2021 Bike the Creek event on Saturday June 12th.  Save the Date for June 12, 2021 This post was written on Jan 26th, before the events of…

The Active Transportation Master Plan was endorsed by City of Brampton on Sept 25, 2019. The City’s first ever Active Transportation Master Plan provides the network plan, policies and programs to support Brampton’s 2040 Vision for a mosaic of safe, integrated transportation choices and new modes, contributions to civic sustainability, and emphasizing walking, cycling, and transit.  Brampton Active Transportation Master Plan Full Report Active Transportation (walking, cycling and other self-propelled mobility options) presents one of the greatest untapped opportunities for…

It is fitting that on the day of the climate strike, BikeBrampton is reporting the results from our Environment Canada EcoAction grant to the Brampton Bike Hub. Partnering with Canada Bikes, PCHS, Walk+Roll Peel and City of Brampton, BikeBrampton has been delivering the BikeWrx and Pedalwise programs from the Brampton Bike Hubs, and more recently Caledon Bike Hubs since December 2017. EcoAction Quick Fact Results: 95,000 km cycled by participants 30,000 kg of carbon avoided more than 1400 participant-visits to…

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