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Active transportation

Active transportation focuses on strategies for walking and biking.

Active transportation refers to the use of human power to travel between places. Walking, cycling, using a wheelchair, in-line skating and skateboarding are all forms of active transportation.

Why Use Active Transportation?

Better health

Using active transportation can improve your health and well-being by:

Save money and help the environment

You'll save money and cause less wear and tear on our roads each time you leave your vehicle at home. Active transportation also cuts down on:

Walk + Roll Peel is a joint initiative of the Region of Peel, the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon.

Walk Roll Peel delivers programs in support of the Sustainable Transportation Strategy.

It also works to get more people walking and cycling in Peel by:

  • Raising awareness of the benefits of walking and cycling.
  • Promoting the trails and paths in Peel's neighbourhoods and communities.
  • Building knowledge about skills and safety relating to walking and cycling.

Walk + Roll Peel website features:

  • An interactive Peel Trails Map for finding existing trails and bike lanes throughout Peel.
  • News about initiatives related to walking and cycling happening in Peel
  • Useful walking and cycling tips.

Bike Month is an annual event celebrated from May 30 through June 30 across Peel Region that offers many opportunities for residents of all ages and abilities to try riding a bike for the first time, learn new skills, or simply have fun and connect with new people through cycling.

Riding a bike is a healthy way to explore the growing network of bike routes throughout Peel. Let your bike take you on an adventure in your neighbourhood and share that joy with the next generation of bike riders. Bike Month has something for everyone.

Bike to School Week is back in 2023

Bike to School Week (B2SW) is a celebration of the journey to school on a bike. This year, we're celebrating B2SW from May 30 to June 30, 2023. Schools will get the opportunity to decide which week works best to celebrate riding to school.

We invite students in Peel to celebrate the joy and possibilities of riding a bike! Biking to school is a great way for kids to get in their daily physical activity and build healthy habits, and it is also proven to improve their school performance and mental health.

Please note the deadline to register for Bike to School Week is Friday, May 12, 2023.