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Brampton Transportation Master Plan is being updated A Public Information Centre was held at Brampton City Hall on April 23, 2014 to view proposed City of Brampton’s updated Transportation Master Plan. Brampton residents were encouraged to comment on: Road Network Transit Walking & Cycling Managing Travel Demand Moving Goods & Services For background, this is a review and update of the City of Brampton’s Official Plan of 2006. It is scheduled to be completed by Fall 2014.  Once the update is available, a link will…

The Region of Peel Walk and Roll in partnership with the University of Waterloo’s Waterloo Public Transportation Initiative, has published their GPS Cycling Study. The purpose was to “collect data on cyclist behaviour and patterns that will help the Region accommodate current cycling activity and prioritize cycling investments. The study ran for three two-week periods between July and October 2012, with 212 participants. Physical fitness was the main motivation, while lack of safety was the largest obstacle. Cyclists made 2400…

Daniel Arancibia of Toronto Cycling prepared a report that: “focuses on the economic impacts of cycling infrastructure and participation on local retailers and businesses in urban areas in North America, while accounting for the fact that bicycle lanes and other forms of infrastructure sometimes compete with on-street parking for space.” In the executive summary, Arancibia concluded that: “Bicycle infrastructure can bring very positive economic impacts to business communities in North American urban shopping strips. Today, North American urban cyclists are…

Road to Health – this report synthesizes evidence on health benefits and risks associated with walking, cycling and physical activity related to the use of public transit,  as well as economic assessments and specific strategies to increase the use and safety  of active transportation in Toronto. “Review of the benefits of active transportation • Physical activity from active transportation has very important health benefits, including significantly reducing the risk of all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, obesity, type II diabetes, and certain…

By passing Keeping Ontario Roads Safe Act, cyclists motorists and all citizens can benefit Ontario Ministry of Transportation is proposing legislation to amend the Highway Traffic Act in a manner that would impact cyclist and motorist interaction in the province. “The proposed legislation would respond to municipal requests, stakeholder input and recommendations from the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario to promote cycling as active transportation and improve cyclist safety by: Allowing cyclists to use the paved  shoulders on…

Metrolinx Public Info Session

24 Mar 2014, Posted by David Laing in Past Event Cycling

Although this public information session is completed, you are encouraged to post your comments about the Hurontario-Main LRT Project to their website. The public was invited to drop in to the Rose Theatre on Thursday March 27, 2014 for the 3rd and final public information centre on the Light Rail Transit system for the Hurontario-Main LRT Project.   Comments comments

The economic arguments resonate with most people. Location, location, location… “It’s an iron law of real estate: land is more valuable if more people can get to it easily.” Mary Lauran Hall reported on Jan 15, 2014,  that: 1. The average young person is driving less and biking and taking transit more (24% more for cycling, 40% more for transit, and 23% less for driving cars). 2. Millennials and Generation X-ers are flocking to urban areas, congesting city streets and creating market…

#CycleON: Ontario’s Cycling Strategy

10 Feb 2014, Posted by David Laing in Ontario Cycling

This September 2013 report by the Ministry of Transportation lays out the strategy for the next 20 years and outlines what needs to be done to promote cycling across the province as a viable mode of transportation. Vision 2033: “Cycling in Ontario is recognized, respected, and valued as a core mode of transportation that provides individuals and communities with health, economic, environmental, social and other benefits.” Aspirational Goals for 2033 Ontario is recognized as the best Canadian province for cycling and ranked among…

EcoBuzz Conference, February 5, 2014

07 Feb 2014, Posted by David Laing in Past Event Cycling

BBAC exhibited at the Peel Environmental Youth Alliance (PEYA) conference at Fletcher’s Meadow Secondary School, to encourage middle and secondary school youth to bicycle and to do so safely. Despite a significant “snow day” without bus transportation to the conference, the enthusiasm of those who did attend made the day worthwhile. David Laing BBAC Chair, remarked on the students’ interest in the bike safety posters displayed. Their favourites were the “use your head” bike helmet poster, and the mini-poster “I…

Survey: Peel Trails App

16 Jan 2014, Posted by Kevin Montgomery in Region of Peel Cycling

Would you use an App of all the trails and paths in Peel? Help the Region of Peel make one that works for you! The Region of Peel is looking into creating an App version of its web-based map of all the walking and cycling trails and paths available in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.  They would like your feedback to create an App that best suits your needs.  To help them learn what App features you’d like, please fill out the following survey before noon on…

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