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Cycling Benefits – Environment

 

The reason we ride bicycles is different for each cyclist. There is something universal among all cyclists. Bicycles represent freedom. The modern bicycle, the design of which has not significantly changed in over a hundred and forty years, symbolizes the same thing it did in the 1880s. The freedom to travel. This freedom to travel was accentuated by the fact that your engine of travel was totally reliant on your own energy output. There was no hitching up of horses…

Brampton Council endorses historic energy plan, including 7% mode share for active transportation to meet 2041 targets. City of Brampton Council unanimously passed motion to support the Community Energy and Emissions Reduction Plan (CEERP), and to initiate the creation of Community Centre for Energy Transformation (CCET). This will position Brampton as a community leader in the fight against climate change. Community Energy and Emissions Reduction Plan 2020 Report CEERP provides a path for the City to be environmentally sustainable while…

BikeBrampton encourages residents support Option 3 for Williams Parkway to remain 4 lanes with multi-use path, treed landscaped showing sustainability leadership for Climate Emergency, 2040 Vision and Active Transportation Master Plan. Ask the Mayor and your Councillors to vote for Option 3, by sending your letter prepared by the David Suzuki Foundation. City of Brampton Staff is proposing to widen Williams Parkway between McLaughlin Road and North Park Drive from 4 to 6 lanes, as planned since 2004. The latest…

Due to precautionary measures surrounding COVID-19, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), City of Brampton, City of Mississauga, Town of Caledon, Region of Peel and BikeBrampton have made the collective decision to cancel the 2020 Bike the Creek event scheduled for Saturday June 13th. We look forward to welcoming you all at the 2021 Bike the Creek event on Saturday June 12th.  Save the Date for June 12, 2021 This post was written on Jan 26th, before the events of…

The Active Transportation Master Plan was endorsed by City of Brampton on Sept 25, 2019. The City’s first ever Active Transportation Master Plan provides the network plan, policies and programs to support Brampton’s 2040 Vision for a mosaic of safe, integrated transportation choices and new modes, contributions to civic sustainability, and emphasizing walking, cycling, and transit.  Brampton Active Transportation Master Plan Full Report Active Transportation (walking, cycling and other self-propelled mobility options) presents one of the greatest untapped opportunities for…

This Fall, a group of us from BikeBrampton will be participating in Greg’s Ride on Sunday, September 22. We’ll be cycling from Brampton to Hamilton on Saturday, riding in Greg’s Ride on Sunday, then cycling home Monday. BikeBrampton’s participation in this annual event has grown from one rider in 2013 to our larger team of riders this year. Who is BikeBrampton We are a group of volunteers who have met monthly for the past 6 years, discussing and developing action…

City of Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown and Council delivered a Proclamation that “June is Bike Month” this past week. BikeBrampton was honoured to receive the proclamation on behalf of the cycling community. Bike Month kicks off May 27th with Bike to Work Day We cycle to Garden Square for breakfast at 7:30am to celebrate Bike to Work Day. Brampton Community Rides Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee and BikeBrampton volunteers lead 14 FREE guided Community Rides from May 26 to Sept 22nd….

Announcing the EcoAction Carbon Challenge for winter/spring 2019 Many more of us are riding in the winter than last year! Some are even #winterwarriors! It’s time to step up our game to reach our 20 tonne CO2 greenhouse gas reduction target to make our promise to Environment and Climate Change Canada! The EcoAction Club cycled about 38,000 km from Dec 2017 to Dec 2018, and 7 times more in Dec/18 than in Dec/17. We need to collectively cycle on average,…

The ISB task force delegated to City of Brampton Committee of Council on Feb 13th. Link to Agenda BikeBrampton’s main purpose is for the City of Brampton to become a more bicycle friendly community; one that encourages safe cycling for both transportation and recreation. A major milestone towards that goal was achieved in the spring of 2017 when the City was awarded Bicycle Friendly Community Bronze status by Share the Road Cycling Coalition. This past spring the City took yet…

Bike Cage Official Opening A crowd of over 60 BikeBrampton members, Pedalwise mentors and protégés, and dignitaries gathered to celebrate the 1st anniversary of Brampton Bike Hub and the official opening of the bike cage at PCHS. David Laing, BikeBrampton Chair, welcomed everyone with the following remarks: “BikeBrampton almost had 3 levels of government representing 3 political parties to celebrate biking and active transportation… If you visit the Brampton Bike Hub virtually any Wednesday evening you may get the impression…

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