Economic benefits occur when cyclists are travelling at a low enough speed they notice retail signs, store windows and are encouraged to stop and patronize their local businesses.

“Cyclists can gawk and shop”

so said Peter VanSickle President, Brampton Downtown Development Corporation at our recent BikeBrampton meeting.


Herman Custodio photographed this image of cyclists resting on Main Street in Brampton at Vivian Lane.

The BDDC is working in conjunction BBAC and the 8-80 Cities organization on “do-able” neighbour pilot projects in downtown Brampton. These images show what can happen when a few parking spaces are rented and converted into charming spaces for the people.

Do-able Neighbourhood Pilot Projects in Brampton

DSC_1199   photo by Herman Custodio — Peter VanSickle and Daniel (T by Daniel) share a joke

DSC_1206   photo by Herman Custodio — Daniel invites you to play in his sandbox on the road outside Daniel’s tea shop on Main Street in Brampton.

DSC_1223   photo by Herman Custodio — even children like the sandbox!

Pilot projects like this one let us imagine the possibilities of having a liveable, workable vibrant downtown that welcomes people and businesses.