Bicycle Friendly Communities Workshop
The City of Mississauga and the Share the Road Cycling Coalition hosted two Bicycle Friendly Communities Workshops in March and June 2019.
The goals of these workshops were for attendees to:
- Gain an understanding of the Bicycle Friendly Communities process.
- Explore Mississauga’s existing cycling assets and programs related to education, encouragement, enforcement, and evaluation & planning.
- Learn about what communities similar to Mississauga have done to make themselves better places for people on bikes.
- Create a short-term, action-oriented work plan to help Mississauga become more bicycle friendly.
- Build new connections with other stakeholders to ensure that the resulting work plan becomes a reality.
The workshop resulted in a workplan that features recommendations from across the 5 Es of the Bicycle Friendly Communities Program – Engineering, Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, and Evaluation and Planning. Through the course of the Workshop, attendees refined a short list of priority actions to be undertaken in the immediate term:
- Public Awareness Campaigns / Vision Zero
- Increased School Participation in PSARTS (Peel Safe and Active Routes to School) Programming
- Open Streets Events
- Bike Valet
- Bike Share
The full report from the March workshop can be viewed here:
Click on the image below to open a PDF version of the workshop agenda from March
Community Grant Program
The theme of the City’s Small Project Matching Grant Program in 2019 was “Move – Active Transportation”. Through this funding stream, the City worked with community groups to help foster a culture of cycling in the city for their registered participants and/or community residents.
Find more information on the Small Project Matching Grants program here: http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/community-groups-small-project-matching-grants
We provided temporary bike racks for the first workshop in March, and they were so popular, we installed them permanently!
Heading to the Small Arms Inspection Building and want to ride your bike? No problem! After success with installing bike racks for a single event, we listened to your feedback and installed them permanently! @SaugaCulture https://t.co/bmCnyyukBb #BikeMonthMiss pic.twitter.com/7IHTVQGf35— City of Mississauga (@citymississauga) May 27, 2019