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Have you seen the Downtown Brampton wayfinding signs? Whether walking or cycling, it’s good to know what Downtown Brampton has to offer. Everything is only a few minutes away and the wayfinding signs point the direction! 8-80 Cities and the Brampton Downtown Development Corporation have been collaborating on a Downtown Brampton Doable Neighbourhood Project. The Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee supports this initiative to make the downtown of Brampton a more liveable space that welcome cyclists. The pilot project has placed…

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…

Loafers Lake Community Picnic

25 Oct 2014, Posted by Dayle Laing in Past Event Cycling

A Community Picnic was held at Loafers Lake on October 25, 2014 Organized by the City of Brampton to show support for residents of Heart Lake, hard hit by the ice storm last winter, tree planting was organized. Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee was invited to attend. We shared our booth with Community CarShare and Sierra Club Peel Chapter. our booth & mascot Oakley even arrived by bicycle! Heart Lake residents were engaged about cycling safety, paths, safe & active routes to…

Biking in Brampton builds our Community Video Dayle Laing from BikeBrampton’s Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee was invited to present a Pecha Kacha seminar at the Tactical Urbanism CanU 6 Summit in Toronto on September 18, 2014 (Council for Canadian Urbanism). Urban planners from across Canada gathered to learn and share their latest experiences, research and ideas on the latest in urban planning. Brampton has an enormous challenge in accommodating growth to nearly 900,000 people by 2031. It is already the 9th…

Biking in Brampton builds our Community Video Brampton Critical Mass Ride    gathering at Gage Park    riding up Main Street    past Brampton City Hall    up Main Street    Main Street after dark some of our Critical Mass riders Comments comments

Economic benefits occur when cyclists are travelling at a low enough speed they notice retail signs, store windows and are encouraged to stop and patronize their local businesses. “Cyclists can gawk and shop” so said Peter VanSickle President, Brampton Downtown Development Corporation at our recent BikeBrampton meeting. Herman Custodio photographed this image of cyclists resting on Main Street in Brampton at Vivian Lane. The BDDC is working in conjunction BBAC and the 8-80 Cities organization on “do-able” neighbour pilot projects in downtown Brampton. These…

BBAC asked for comment about Franceschini bridge According to Pam Douglas of The Brampton Guardian, “the old Franceschini bridge, just north of Williams Parkway, was originally used by gravel trucks hauling loads out of the Franceschini pit on the west side of the highway. With the pit long closed and the Lakelands North subdivision built in its stead, the bridge was stopped up and left unused for years.”  by Bryon Johnson, The Brampton Guardian When David Laing, BBAC Chair was…

Do you let your kids bike to school? Why, or why not? We want to hear from you. Focus group sessions are being held at Bramalea Community Health Center. 40 Finchgate Blvd., Suite 224 Brampton, ON Thursday, September 18 — 6-7:30pm Thursday, October 23 — 6-7:30pm Thursday, November 13 — 6-7:30pm RSVP: david@bikebrampton.ca or pauline.thornham@rogers.com Sign up for a time to give your opinion. Free snacks will be available. We need your help to affect positive change in our community! Comments comments

Bike Helmet Research and Brain Injuries: It is Ontario law that every cyclist under the age of 18 must wear an approved bicycle helmet. Parents or guardians shall not knowingly permit cyclists under 16 to ride without a helmet. (HTA 104 – Helmets) Helmets must be fastened with chin straps. There currently is a fine of $60.00 under the Highway Traffic Act. According to the Ministry of Transportation: “The best helmet is one that fits properly, is worn correctly and has been manufactured…

Dedicated Bike Lanes & Drop Curbs

14 Jul 2014, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling

Cyclists call for dedicated bike lanes and more drop curbs reported by Pam Douglas in The Brampton Guardian on July 5, 2014. “Changes are needed to make Brampton bike-friendly.”   dedicated bike lane, courtesy of The Brampton Guardian “Curb cuts. They seem like such a small thing. But if you’ve ever ridden a bike along one of Brampton’s pathways and suffered the jarring ‘cachunk cachunk’ of going down – and then up- a curb to cross a street, you know it’s…

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