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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…

Brampton Kids On Bikes Project

22 Sep 2014, Posted by Kevin Montgomery in Brampton Kids on Bikes, Past Event Cycling

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…

Bike the Creek Brampton was a success with hundreds of riders participating on June 21, 2014 Our first annual event was a perfect day of bike riding along the Etobicoke Creek Trail through the nature parks north into Caledon and south through the historic downtown of Brampton into the urban parks of south Brampton.    Registered participants were given an official Bike the Creek Passport.    Created by the Bike the Creek committee, who planned the event over the past year, the passport…

Learn to Ride a Bike in Brampton

20 Jun 2014, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling

Do you want to learn to ride a bike in Brampton? Many adults rode bikes as children and want to catch the wave of cycling that is sweeping Brampton. But how to do it safely when you are rusty from decades off the wheels? Brampton is offering three 2-hour “Learn How Bike Clinic”  this summer: July 8th, July 22nd, and August 5th at 6:30 p.m. The clinics take place at the Chinguacousy Ski Chalet Community Centre and cost $57.65.  These courses are…

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…

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