Our Dec 4, 2014 webinar and workshop/discussion to solve this crisis was hosted by Heart & Stroke Foundation and the Brampton Kids on Bikes subcommittee of Bike Brampton.

Participants identified issues, and targeted goals for stakeholders: regional health, regional transportation, regional councillors, city transportation, city recreation, city safety, city councillors, school boards, school trustees,  community groups and students.

Workshop Documents:

2014 12 04 Solving Peel Physical Inactivity Health Crisis through Active Transportation Workshop Results
2014 Brampton Kids on Bikes Literature Review Report_v2

The above pdf links to our report which synthetizes all the recent relevant research and statistics to refresh your knowledge or bring you totally up to speed on the issue of active transportation — children walking or biking to school in Peel.

2014 12 04 Brampton Kids on Bikes Webinar Poster Images
BKOB Current Activity Levels

The Active Healthy Kids Canada 2014 Report ranked Canadian students a D-minus for physical activity!

Promoting Active Transportation by Sharing Lessons from the 2014 Report Card on Children’s Physical Activity

During the one hour webinar which preceded our workshop, Melissa Yule from the Heart & Stroke Foundation provided an overview. Jacky Kennedy from Green Communities Canada presented how “Active Transportation interventions have great potential to increase overall physical activity levels among kids and the ways in which Canada can improve our grade based on success stories from other communities.” Jennifer McGowan, from Metrolinx, shared the local GTHA “Strategy Roadmap for the Implementation of Province-Wide Coordination on Active and Safe Sustainable Transportation that Metrolinx created in collaboration with stakeholders”.

Brampton Kids on Bikes Workshop 2014
Brampton Kids on Bikes workshop discussion

Our thanks to our sponsor, Heart & Stroke Foundation, and specifically to Melissa Yule, our project manager, and Bill McBain, our co-facilitator.

Heart & Stroke

We also thank Brampton Safe City Association for their hospitality and use of their board room, and Letter Rip Design & Sign for printing our posters at a generous discount.