The State of Cycling measures how cycling use is changing in Brampton over time, particularly with bicycles being used as transport.

 

Profile of Brampton

 

See Profile of Brampton

 

Social Economic Cost-Benefit of Investment Per Kilometer

Cycling

-1.5

Beneficial return to society

Driving

3.21

Additional cost to society

See Social Economic Cost-Benefit Comparison

 

Mortality Benefit

20%

per 100 Calories of cycling

See Health Benefit Calculations

 

Environmental Benefit Per Kilometer Cycled

312.8 g

CO/2 emissions saved

See Environmental Benefit Calculations

 

Table of Contents

 

Stay Tuned…

Inspired by the presentation Making Space Climate Change by Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), The State of Cycling will further attempt to challenge Brampton residents to cut their car trips by 5% per year, using 2016 as a baseline.

The Region of Peel has set a 50% sustainable transport goal for 2041. The State of Cycling will also track the progress toward this goal.

 

Sources:

Bicycle Account – Copenhagen
http://www.cycling-embassy.dk/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Copenhagens-Biycle-Account-2014.pdf

Economic Evaluation of Cycle Projects – Copenhagen
http://www.cycling-embassy.dk/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/COWI_Economic-evaluation-of-cycle-projects.pdf

“Making Space Climate Change – Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO)”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_Y49srO3J0&feature=youtu.be&t=43m41s
Last Accessed: Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 1:30pm

Peel Begins its Long Range Transportation Plan Update
https://www.peelregion.ca/news/archiveitem.asp?year=2017&month=0&day=5&file=201705.xml
Last Accessed: Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 1:50pm