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Bike the Creek June 21, 2014

17 Jun 2014, Posted by David Laing in Past Event Cycling

Our first annual Bike the Creek event on June 21, 2014 was so successful that we met our registration limit of 300! Read all about the success Bike the Creek Jun21 2014 Poster 6.1    Stay tuned for our plans for next year! Comments comments

“Local merchants consistently underestimate value of cyclists versus auto and parking spaces” said Beth Savan, Ph.D. MCIP Senior Lecturer Emeritus, School of the Environment, and Research Associate, Cities Centre with the University of Toronto; Senior Fellow, Massey College. Professor Savan presented her latest 2-year research project on methods for tapping into latent demand for cycling and the impact and potential of cycling economies within GTA communities at the Western GTA Summit and the LIVE Taskforce Speaker Series in the boardroom…

Bike Fest Celebrampton Jun 14 2014

16 Jun 2014, Posted by Dayle Laing in Past Event Cycling

Cycling has come of age as Brampton crowds swarm Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee Bike Fest Celebrampton booth along Main Street.    Residents gathered at BBAC booth to hear our committee volunteers explain cycling safety tips to the youth and adults of Brampton.   Bicycle Safety Tips for serious commuters and recreational cyclists    Mascot Oakley draws crowds for cycling tips    explaining the Road Safety Challenge for a chance to earn free bicycle safety equipment    explaining correct helmet position    Bike safety posters explained and participants…

Bike to Work Day, May 26 2014

26 May 2014, Posted by Dayle Laing in Past Event Cycling

Bike Month in June kicked off with a cycling breakfast crowd in Brampton downtown’s  Garden Square, as Bramptonians biked to work on a perfect spring day.    Brampton Garden Square at dawn Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee had six of our volunteers staff a booth to encourage safe cycling in Brampton and to highlight our Bike the Creek event on June 21st and Celebrampton Bike Fest on June 14th.    BBAC booth    Councillor Gael Miles & Bike Patrol Officers    BBAC…

“People do not like to live in a spiceless city.” These were the words of renowned urban expert and visionary Gil Penalosa, Executive Director of 8-80 Cities, when he spoke at the Rose Theatre in Brampton on April 23, 2014.    Rose Theatre ‘bike-bedecked’ The most important ingredient in this city ‘dish’ is pedestrians, added Mr. Penalosa. People walking, cycling and using public transit should have dignity and not be forced to dodge cars and use poorly designed and maintained…

Cycling is our future, was the message of BBAC Chair David Laing when he presented to Rotary Brampton on April 28, 2014. He was well received with a message about how cycling can solve many of the issues we face in Brampton. Cycling infrastructure can lower the traffic demands on the roads, improve our healthy through better air quality, better health, and more support for local businesses. Comments comments

The Brampton Guardian editorial on May 1, 2014 pulled no punches with its title “Editorial: Road Kill“. Our suburban planning model of the past is so seriously flawed “that it’s now costing taxpayers millions — and will eventually drive this city into debt”. Municipal planners now speak about “density, walkability and public transit” instead of building roads and plugging them with cars. Young people want transit, cycling and walking and will leave Brampton if we don’t provide it. The Guardian…

Greenbelt Route Leaders Mobile Workshop

09 May 2014, Posted by David Laing in Past Event Cycling

Bike Brampton leaders were invited to participate in the Greenbelt Route workshop, on May 7, 2014, which encompassed seminars and 86km of biking from Georgetown to Newmarket, Ontario. The day began early with a presentation by Marlaine Koehler, Executive Director of the Waterfront Regeneration Trust. The workshop created an opportunity to network with other cycling groups, including Jean-François Pronovost, Vice-President, Development and Public Affairs at Vélo Québec. From Georgetown, the group picked up the TransCanada Trail.   Caledon Trailway, Mile 0    Caledon…

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:   Comments comments

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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