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Why we can’t bike in winter

28 Jan 2021, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling, Cycling Safety, Videos

Why Canadians Can’t Bike in the Winter Not Just Bikes video below shows clearly why most Canadians (Bramptonians) don’t bike in winter and how we could. Well worth the watch! “When talking about bicycle infrastructure in Canada, the number one excuse I hear is “winter.” Many Canadians see the cold and snow as a fundamental barrier to year round cycling. But one city, Oulu in Finland, with winter weather worse than most Canadian cities, shows that winter cycling has nothing…

BikeBrampton 2020 Review

14 Dec 2020, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling, Videos

Bike Brampton 2020 Review Video The year of COVID-19 allowed BikeBrampton to pivot to on-line and outdoor events for our Community Cycling Program normally offered at Brampton Bike Hubs & Caledon Bike Hubs. See some of the lives we touched and the accomplishments of our Active Transportation advocacy!     Thanks to our partners, sponsors and volunteers for a great year!

Bike Lane vs Urban Shoulder

31 Oct 2020, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling, Cycling Safety, Videos

Bike Lane vs Urban Shoulder shown in Videos Cycling infrastructure using urban shoulders to provide “safe” area for cycling, car parking and traffic calming is a compromise solution. Lisa Stokes, a BikeBrampton member shot these videos (5 minutes total), to demonstrate how it feels to cycle in a bike lane versus an urban shoulder. Cycling in Brampton’s Central Park Drive buffered bike lane video Cycling on Brampton’s McMurchy Avenue sharrows and urban shoulder video Delegation to Council, Sept 30, 2020…

Brampton BikeWrx pop-up Café outdoor events as we deal with COVID-19. BikeBrampton in partnership with City of Brampton is pleased to host pop-up tent events for promoting trail/bike lane etiquette. Where possible, we will do minor bike repairs. We will install Region of Peel bells while supplies last, once a skill testing question is answered. Bring your mask for repair service. Schedule of BikeWrx Pop-up Cafés Sat Jun 27, 10:00-noon – The Journey, 9 Ardglen parking lot Sun Jul 12, 10:00am-noon…

COVID19 Bike Lane Tips

20 May 2020, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling, Cycling Safety, Videos

Here are handy tips for using Brampton COVID-19 bike lanes. These are good safety messages for cycling in traffic! This video shows how to safely enter and exit the bike lanes from intersections and adjacent pathways. Avoid the dreaded “Right Hook” at Intersections   Cyclists must be constantly aware of their surroundings, especially at intersections. A vehicle making a right turn may not see, or may misjudge the speed of the cyclist. This is the greatest possibility for the “right…

Brampton’s new COVID-19 bike network interactive map shows loops for planning essential grocery, pharmacy and medical trips from the interim bike lanes along Vodden Street and Howden Boulevard.   Mayor Patrick Brown unveiled the new map in City Hall on Apr 22nd. The press conference was covered by CP24 TV with this video link. Mayor Brown said in response to a question, “in this term of Council, you are going to see record investment in active transportation because we believe…

To help protect the health and safety of residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, City of Brampton is implementing interim bike lanes along the Vodden Street corridor. These routes will provide an alternative cycling option to recreational trails for residents, and allow cyclists to maintain physical distancing. (photo credit: City of Brampton) As of Saturday, April 18, Brampton is temporarily closing off curb lanes to vehicular traffic along the following sections of road and repurposing the lanes for bicycle use only:…

Winners of Pedalwise Summer/Fall Carbon Reduction Challenge announced The purpose of the Carbon Reduction Challenge was to encourage Brampton Bike Hub’s Pedalwise protégés to use their bikes as often as possible to get to destinations.  The Challenge did its job and then some! Congratulate the winners at the Official Opening of Brampton Bike Hub’s bike cage on Wed Dec 19th 6:30pm at 50 Sunny Meadow Blvd, Unit 108. Ceremony begins at 7pm in underground parking, accessed from main lobby elevator….

Brampton Bike Hub is teaching how to make minor BikeWrx bike repairs every Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm at 50 Sunny Meadow Blvd Unit 108. BikeBrampton is partnering with PCHS to bring the Brampton Bike Hub’s Pedalwise and BikeWrx programs. Despite a cold January, both experienced cyclists and those who want some help through our Pedalwise program, have been coming out to tune up their bikes and socialize. After a rousing discussion about how best to dress for winter comfort, we turned to…

Bike the Creek got a shout-out in Ontario provincial legislature when MPP Harinder Malhi rose to make a statement before summer break. MPP Malhi along with over 600 residents and visitors will be riding in Bike the Creek this Saturday.She will be one of the dignitaries speaking at the official opening of the event at 8:30am, Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre, 292 Conestoga Drive, Brampton.

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