Survey to Help Peel Achieve 46,000 More Cycling Trips a Day Within Five Years
BRAMPTON, ON. (July 19, 2012) – The Region of Peel is collaborating with the City of Mississauga, City of Brampton and the Town of Caledon to lay down the foundation that will eventually see 46,000 more cycling trips per day in Peel in five years. The Region of Peel Cycling Survey will collect data on cycling patterns. The results of this study will fuel transportation plans, prioritize investments for bike paths or multi-user trails, trail improvements and address current cycling activity with improved safety. The Region is seeking participants in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon who use a bike for transportation.
“The Region needs your help in identifying where people cycle to find out where improvements are needed,” said Wayne Chan, Manager of Transportation Planning. “The results of the survey will tell us what routes are well travelled and what linkages may be missing to make the trip safer, easier and more convenient. We are working with our municipal partners with the assistance of the Region of Waterloo to conduct this research.”
Participants will carry a GPS device when riding his/her bicycle over a two week period to track trip details. Participants are expected to fill out an online survey on their cycling behaviour. Cyclists need to commit to riding a bicycle for transportation (to work, grocery store, the mall, a friend’s house, camp, school, the bank) for at least seven of the 15 day study period. Trips must be within or through the Region of Peel. Participants will be entered in a prize draw to win one of three $50 VISA gift cards per study session.
There will be three study groups and participants can join any one group:
- Group 1: Cycle from July 25 to August 8. Registration ends July 24.
- Group 2: Cycle from August 22 to September 5. Registration ends August 21.
- Group 3: Cycle from September 26 to October 10. Registration ends September 25.
For more information, frequently-asked-questions and instructions on registration, please visit:
The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon.