Peel Community Cycling Program

Apply to Deliver the Community Cycling Program

The Region of Peel is currently seeking two organizations to deliver the Community Cycling Program through two projects – one in Mississauga, and another in Brampton or Caledon. Your organization could receive up to $60,000 to implement cycling mentorship and do-it-yourself bike repair programs to encourage more trips by bike in Peel.

Visit the Region of Peel bid opportunities site at peelregion.bidsandtenders.ca to find out more and to apply.

Interested organizations are invited to attend the Information Session on Monday October 15, 2018, from 10:00am to 1:00pm, in the Mississauga Room, Suite A, First Floor, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton, ON. Attendance at the Information Session is mandatory in order to submit a bid. Please contact Amanda Tanti, Purchasing Analyst at 905-791-7800 ext. 4165 to confirm your attendance at the information session.

Requests for Proposal must be received by October 30, 2018.

2015 Pilot Project

In 2015, the Region of Peel retained the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) to increase active transportation through the creation and implementation of a community based pilot program as identified in the Peel Active Transportation Plan (2011).

Program Description

The program connected with local organizations and residents to build their cycling knowledge and capacity, while co-creating new programs and services available to the community. The 2015 pilot model included the following initiatives:

  1. PedalWise
    PedalWise was a mentor-based program that paired existing cyclists with potential new cyclists. The mentors then shared their local community and cycling knowledge with their protégés. Group bike rides helped new participants become increasingly more comfortable on a bicycle.
  2. BikeWrx
    The BikeWrx garage was an 800 square foot bicycle repair garage established to repair and refurbish bikes donated by the community, and to train community members in bicycle maintenance and repair. Community members built work benches, set up a garage, and repaired bicycles.

PedalWise Pilot Program 2015 Results

  • Mode share of Work/School/Shopping trips by private motor vehicles dropped from 54% to 42%
  • Cycling mode share increased from 5% to 25%.
  • Participants averaged 177 minutes of cycling per week exceeding Canada's Physical Activity Guidelines of 150 minutes per week.
  • Participants' willingness to spend on bicycles and accessories increased from $139 to $292, demonstrating increased perception of the value of a bicycle.
  • Changes in mode share, minutes of weekly activity, and willingness to spend compared favourably to the control group, indicating that the program had a strong impact.

BikeWrx Pilot Program 2015 Results

  • 110 bicycles were refurbished and put to use in the community.
  • A Build-A-Bike-Earn-A-Bike program was developed and delivered.
  • A Bike Maintenance Clinic was developed and delivered.

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