Peel Walk and Roll
“Walk and Roll Peel promotes Peel’s bicycle and pedestrian initiatives and infrastructure as well as the benefits of active transportation. We are committed to getting more people walking and cycling- instead of driving- for everyday trips. “
Peel School Bicycle Parking Program 2019-20
Good news! The Region of Peel is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted from all schools in Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon for the 2019-2020 Peel School Bicycle Parking Program! The application form is attached, and is also available online at walkandrollpeel.ca/projects/schools.htm
The Peel School Bicycle Parking Program provides safe and secure bicycle parking in order to encourage students to bike to and from school more often. Since 2015, more than 300 bike racks have been installed at more than 150 schools in Peel Region through this program.
For schools that apply by November 15th and submit a successful application, we will strive to have their new bike racks installed in time for their 2020 Bike to School Week celebrations before June 2020. Schools will be informed within three months of applying whether they will receive bike racks.
If your school misses this application window, the next opportunity to apply for bike racks will be by June 15, 2020, to be considered for bike rack installations in the Fall of 2020.
A maximum of four bike racks, each with a capacity for securing eight bicycles, will be provided to selected schools. The Region of Peel will cover the cost of the bike racks and installation on either existing concrete or asphalt surfaces at schools who submit successful applications.
School applications will be prioritized based on two main criteria:
- demonstrated bicycle parking demand, and
- participation in programming related to health, sustainability, and/or active transportation
As with last year, schools are expected register for Bike to School Week 2020 in order to have bike racks installed in 2020. Registration is expected to open in early 2020.
Please note that schools involved in School Travel Planning (STP) have access to additional bike racks through a separate process. If your school is currently involved in STP or is interested in getting involved in the STP program, please contact your School Public Health Nurse for details.
The School Bicycle Parking Program is one of many programs in Peel to help encourage walking and cycling to school. To find out about other programs and resources that can support active and sustainable travel at your school, visit walkandrollpeel.ca/projects/schools.htm.