Daniel Arancibia of Toronto Cycling prepared a report that: “focuses on the economic impacts of cycling infrastructure and participation on local retailers and businesses in urban areas in North America, while accounting for the fact that bicycle lanes and other forms of infrastructure sometimes compete with on-street parking for space.” In the executive summary, Arancibia concluded that: “Bicycle infrastructure can bring very positive economic impacts to business communities in North American urban shopping strips. Today, North American urban cyclists are…

Road to Health – this report synthesizes evidence on health benefits and risks associated with walking, cycling and physical activity related to the use of public transit,  as well as economic assessments and specific strategies to increase the use and safety  of active transportation in Toronto. “Review of the benefits of active transportation • Physical activity from active transportation has very important health benefits, including significantly reducing the risk of all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, obesity, type II diabetes, and certain…

Keeping Ontario Roads Safe Act, March 17, 2014

25 Mar 2014, Posted by David Laing in Ontario Cycling

By passing Keeping Ontario Roads Safe Act, cyclists motorists and all citizens can benefit Ontario Ministry of Transportation is proposing legislation to amend the Highway Traffic Act in a manner that would impact cyclist and motorist interaction in the province. “The proposed legislation would respond to municipal requests, stakeholder input and recommendations from the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario to promote cycling as active transportation and improve cyclist safety by: Allowing cyclists to use the paved  shoulders on…

Metrolinx Public Info Session

24 Mar 2014, Posted by David Laing in Past Event Cycling

Although this public information session is completed, you are encouraged to post your comments about the Hurontario-Main LRT Project to their website. The public was invited to drop in to the Rose Theatre on Thursday March 27, 2014 for the 3rd and final public information centre on the Light Rail Transit system for the Hurontario-Main LRT Project.   Comments comments

The economic arguments resonate with most people. Location, location, location… “It’s an iron law of real estate: land is more valuable if more people can get to it easily.” Mary Lauran Hall reported on Jan 15, 2014,  that: 1. The average young person is driving less and biking and taking transit more (24% more for cycling, 40% more for transit, and 23% less for driving cars). 2. Millennials and Generation X-ers are flocking to urban areas, congesting city streets and creating market…

#CycleON: Ontario’s Cycling Strategy

10 Feb 2014, Posted by David Laing in Ontario Cycling

This September 2013 report by the Ministry of Transportation lays out the strategy for the next 20 years and outlines what needs to be done to promote cycling across the province as a viable mode of transportation. Vision 2033: “Cycling in Ontario is recognized, respected, and valued as a core mode of transportation that provides individuals and communities with health, economic, environmental, social and other benefits.” Aspirational Goals for 2033 Ontario is recognized as the best Canadian province for cycling and ranked among…

EcoBuzz Conference, February 5, 2014

07 Feb 2014, Posted by David Laing in Past Event Cycling

BBAC exhibited at the Peel Environmental Youth Alliance (PEYA) conference at Fletcher’s Meadow Secondary School, to encourage middle and secondary school youth to bicycle and to do so safely. Despite a significant “snow day” without bus transportation to the conference, the enthusiasm of those who did attend made the day worthwhile. David Laing BBAC Chair, remarked on the students’ interest in the bike safety posters displayed. Their favourites were the “use your head” bike helmet poster, and the mini-poster “I…

Survey: Peel Trails App

16 Jan 2014, Posted by Kevin Montgomery in Region of Peel Cycling

Would you use an App of all the trails and paths in Peel? Help the Region of Peel make one that works for you! The Region of Peel is looking into creating an App version of its web-based map of all the walking and cycling trails and paths available in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.  They would like your feedback to create an App that best suits your needs.  To help them learn what App features you’d like, please fill out the following survey before noon on…

Online Launch

14 Dec 2013, Posted by Kevin Montgomery in Past Event Cycling

We’re excited to announce the launch of our online presence. Through this website and our social media channels, our aim is to start and support a dialogue on all matters on cycling in Brampton. We welcome your ideas and feedback. Please join us! You’ll find us on Twitter and Facebook.   Comments comments

Bike the Creek Planning Ride, Nov 15, 2013

16 Nov 2013, Posted by David Laing in Past Event Cycling

On a crisp sunny November day, representatives from BBAC, the City of Brampton, the Region of Peel and the Toronto Region Conservation Authority gathered at Loafers Lake Park to ride our planned route for Bike the Creek on June 21, 2014.   start with some maintenance for ease…   Loafers Lake Park start   Conservation Drive Park paved path   Wetlands trail unpaved   Etobicoke Creek Trail Wetlands   valleylands restoration   Caledon single track   northern point, Valleywood Caledon  break…

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