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The minutes from the December 17, 2015 Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee meeting have been released. The last meeting of the year! Here is a summary. For reference, a copy of the agenda can be downloaded from the City of Brampton website.   Delegations and Presentations The Committee was expecting to receive a delegation from Michael Merrall about establishing a Brampton specific Bike Challenge website. Unfortunately, Michael was not able to attend. The Committee agreed to give Mr. Merrall a list of the…

Winter Walk Day

25 Jan 2016, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Kids on Bikes, Past Event Cycling

Kids & parents, grab your winter hats, mittens and boots for Winter Walk Day to school Feb 3, 2016. BikeBrampton encourages year-round walking and biking to school. This special day on February 3rd has been set up across the country by Green Communities Canada to showcase the wonders of getting outside in fresh air and actively travelling to school. Children enjoy well-documented health and academic benefits of arriving at school exercised and ready to learn. IT’S WINTER! DON’T HIBERNATE — WALK TO…

Cycling Legacy Infrastructure

04 Jan 2016, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling

Calling on all levels of government to invest in cycling infrastructure to create a legacy honouring cycling deaths in Brampton. Cycling is inherently safe and benefits outweigh risks by at least 9:1, according to worldwide literature Teschke et al (2012). There have unfortunately been a few tragedies that have sparked this outcry for cycling legacy infrastructure to honour those lost to cycling deaths. Hardeep Singh Pahra, a new immigrant 30 year-old father of two young children, was killed on Steeles Avenue on…

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…

Happy Holidays everyone! The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for December 17, 2015 is available.   Delegations There will be a delegation from Michael Merrall, Web Administrator of Bike Challenge Website about Establishing a Brampton Specific Bike Challenge Website. Per Michael Merrall’s presentation to BikeBrampton in May 2015: The Community Bike Challenge seeks to  “promote healthy-active living by getting local residents on their bikes“. An excellent example of this is the Halton Hills Community Bike Challenge. The main goals of the challenge can…

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…

As promised last month, here is a summary of the Cycling Advisory Committee Minutes from October 15, 2015.   Presentations Dayle Laing made a presentation about Brampton Kids on Bikes. This is an important initiative for increasing physical activity in school-aged children. There is a marked drop in activity levels upon graduation from kindergarten into grade 1. The presentation also discussed: Cycling statistics and current physical activity levels Environmental, physical, and mental benefits of increased activity Metrolinx and external committee…

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…

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