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…

Online Launch

14 Dec 2013, Posted by Kevin Montgomery in Past Event Cycling

We’re excited to announce the launch of our online presence. Through this website and our social media channels, our aim is to start and support a dialogue on all matters on cycling in Brampton. We welcome your ideas and feedback. Please join us! You’ll find us on Twitter and Facebook.   Comments comments

Bike the Creek Planning Ride, Nov 15, 2013

16 Nov 2013, Posted by David Laing in Past Event Cycling

On a crisp sunny November day, representatives from BBAC, the City of Brampton, the Region of Peel and the Toronto Region Conservation Authority gathered at Loafers Lake Park to ride our planned route for Bike the Creek on June 21, 2014.   start with some maintenance for ease…   Loafers Lake Park start   Conservation Drive Park paved path   Wetlands trail unpaved   Etobicoke Creek Trail Wetlands   valleylands restoration   Caledon single track   northern point, Valleywood Caledon  break…

A delegation to Brampton Committee of Council was made by BBAC Chair David Laing, with support from BBAC members in the visitors gallery. The following are excerpted from the official minutes of the City of Brampton.    at Council Chamber entrance D 1.     Delegations, re: Establishment of the Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee – RML #2013-027 (File P40). David Laing, Resident of Brampton and Chair, Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee (BBAC) Larry Zacher, Executive Director, Brampton Safe City Association Item I…

A presentation to seniors on the health and community merits of bicycle riding was made by BBAC Chair, David Laing on June 23rd. Anu translated the presentation to the large crowd. A show of hands indicated those who regularly cycle in Brampton! According to the Region of Peel report of 2012, approximately half of Peel adults in 2007/2008 were classified as overweight or obese. Cycling in Brampton is an opportunity to increase exercise for our residents. Comments comments

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