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

Profile of Brampton

Population Growth13.31%
Cycling Use Growth5.07%
Cycling Modal Share Growth-12%

Social Economic Cost-Benefit Investment Per Kilometer

Cycling

0.58

Retained value to society

Driving

-0.14

Additional cost to society

Mortality Benefit

20% per 100 Calories of cycling.

Environmental Benefit Per Kilometer Cycled

246.1 g CO/2 emissions saved

Table of Contents

  1. Social Economic Cost-Benefit Comparison
  2. Profile of Brampton
  3. Commute Trip Measurements
  4. Health Benefits
  5. Environmental Benefits

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