WARD 2 BIKE RIDE: (was to be) Thursday, May 23 @ 6:30 p.m. (meet @ 6:15 p.m.)
** RIDE CANCELLED DUE TO POOR WEATHER FORECAST **
As an ongoing initiative, casual bike rides will again be held throughout the City beginning in Spring 2013, ward by ward, and including the local Councillor where possible. Each ride is 10 to 15 km. After each ride, there will be a social opportunity at a local coffee or ice cream shop!
NOTE: We have created a new ‘2013 WARD RIDES‘ Webpage, to help riders find all the info about rides in their own Wards. Click the tab in the navigation bar across the top of your screen (or click here) to view our new Ward Rides layout, which includes interactive maps and written instructions for each ride and may also include a fun destination/activity after the ride!
► Click the ‘Ward 2‘ tab under WARD RIDES for details of the May 23rd ride (including INTERACTIVE MAP). Ward 2 Councillor Pat Mullin will be joining this ride.
► Click to view the entire 2013 Ward Ride Schedule.
► Click for Ward 2 ride MAP image enlargement.
► Click for full-size Ward Rides 2013 POSTER.
Ward rides are sponsored by: Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee (MCAC) with support from MCAC’s Council liaison Councillor Chris Fonseca and the Cycling Office.
HOT OFF THE PRESS! The eagerly awaited 2013 update of the City’s annual bike map is NOW available online and will be available in hard copy before the end of May at Community Centres and Libraries and other locations throughout the City, including bike shops.
This popular reference tool has updated information of greatest interest to cyclists, and a crisp map presentation. The Map shows the existing on-road bike lanes, sharrows, paved/unpaved multi-use trails, signed bike routes, and other amenities. NEW: The 2013 edition includes new cycling facilities, full bike shop listings, and mapped connections to neighbouring municipalities (which were not previously shown).
► Click any image to view the full-size 2-sided MAP and all the latest info for cycling in the City of Mississauga (2p PDF).
NOTE: The file may take a few moments to load due to size.
► For more information about other bike maps available e.g. for Tour de Mississauga routes and Ward Rides, click here.
HURONTARIO LRT PROJECT – PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE #2: Tuesday, May 14 @ 3-8 p.m. (DROP-IN) at CITY HALL (Great Hall). Click here to view all display boards, fact sheets and the FEEDBACK FORM from this LRT Open House.
This is a large, complex city-building project from the Lakeshore in Port Credit to downtown Brampton. This next meeting builds upon the design outcomes of PIC #1 (June 2012), and will provide a recommendation for the LRT alignment, the stops, the complete system and its integration.
► Click image for full-size POSTCARD (2p PDF).
► Click for the City’s LRT (Light Rail Transit) Project WEBSITE which includes the presentation boards from the June 26, 2012 PIC #1.
► Mississauga News article (March 28, 2012): City wants to be ready for LRT.
► Mississauga News article (June 7, 2012): Taxes needed to solve road congestion.
► City of Mississauga press release (May 25, 2012): Mississauga Transportation Forum Covers Funding Options and Tools.
► Toronto Star article (August 7, 2012): Hurontario Street: multiple personalities.
► Mississauga News article (March 20, 2013): City awaits Metrolinx report on funding tools. Excerpt: “A $1.6-billion light rail transit project planned for Mississauga to connect Port Credit with Brampton is one of the projects that will need funding. Metrolinx officials say they must inform Queen’s Park of their investment strategy by June 1.”
► Click image for proposed system MAP detail.
► Click for the October 2012 LRT Newsletter (2p PDF).
NOTE: MCAC hosted a 3rd presentation on the LRT Project at its April 9, 2013 meeting, in order to receive an update concerning the cycling facilities planned along the route. We have challenges ahead, and must keep pushing to have cycling lanes included!
METROLINX LRT DISPLAY VEHICLE: At Mississauga Celebration Square from May 10-14.
► City of Mississauga press release (May 8, 2013): Light Rail Transit Display Vehicle Makes a Stop at Mississauga Celebration Square (gives hours).
► Click photo for enlargement of demonstration vehicle.
REMINDER: LRT Open House on Tuesday, May 14 @ 3-8 p.m. (DROP-IN) at CITY HALL (Great Hall).
GO BIKE TRAIN TO NIAGARA: Bike Train service between Toronto/Mississauga and Niagara is now provided by GO Transit during the summer months. The service will be operating May 17 to 20, Victoria Day weekend 2013. The full 2013 Summer schedule (starts June 29) has yet to be announced, and is expected in mid May. Bike racks are provided as shown.
The Mississauga stop is PORT CREDIT.
► Click for Bike Train (Niagara Greenbelt) WEBPAGE for full details and trip planning resources.
► Click logo for Bike Train WEBSITE to learn about other destinations in Ontario, leaving from Toronto Union Station.
► Click MAP for enlargement of GO Route and Station stops.
MISSISSAUGA VISITOR GUIDE 2013/2014: Now published! And it includes a write-up about the 6th annual Tour de Mississauga on Sunday, September 15, 2013:
Excerpt: “What you’ll see: Every year riders see unique places in the City, including places not accessible by car. Heritage landmarks in Mississauga’s “villages’” public art, new architecture, gardens, distinctive neighbourhoods and stunning natural areas are always featured, along with new cycling routes and connections to encourage year-round cycling.”
► Click to view the 2013/2014 Mississauga Visitor Guide. See pp51-52 for a write-up about the 2013 Tour!
► Below: Click to view the 2013 Tour de Mississauga POSTCARD (2p PDF)
BIKE MONTH 2013: May 27 to June 30. Bike Month is a community-driven celebration of cycling that kicks off on May 27 with Bike to Work Day and continues until the end of June with rides, tours, festivals, art shows and more. Events are being held all around the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA).
In Mississauga, we are kicking off Bike Month with Bike to Work / School Day on May 27 at CELEBRATION SQUARE and continuing with several Ward Rides throughout the month of June.
► Click for the Bike Month 2013 Mississauga WEBPAGE for a variety of information and resources about cycling and cycling events in Mississauga and Peel compiled especially for Bike Month.
► Click image for full-size POSTER.
Thousands across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area will celebrate Smart Commute’s 7th Annual Bike to Work /School Day on Monday, May 27, 2013. In conjunction with Smart Commute Mississauga and the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee, the City of Mississauga is hosting a FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST event at MISSISSAUGA CELEBRATION SQUARE @ 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. to encourage area residents, students and employees to try cycling to work or school. The event will include bike safety check-ups, fun prizes, cycling vendors, and entertainment! Hundreds showed up in 2012, including students from 11 Mississauga high schools.
MAIN GROUP RIDES meet at 7:00 a.m.:
► Riverwood Park Conservancy: 4300 Riverwood Park Lane (with MCAC members) View Route Map
► Ward 3: Burnhamthorpe Road and Tomken Road (with MCAC members and Ward 3 Councillor Chris Fonseca) View Route Map
Bike to Work Day is recognized by Smart Commute organizations across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, in partnership with Metrolinx and area municipalities. To mark the day, Smart Commute Mississauga also organizes group rides and breakfasts at participating employers including University of Toronto Mississauga, Pratt & Whitney, Greater Toronto Airport Authority, Transat, Hatch Ltd, McCormick Rankin, and HB Group Insurance.
► Click banners at left for more information about biking to Work or School on May 27, and the Breakfast event at Celebration Square.
COMPLETE STREETS FORUM: Monday, May 27, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Toronto. 6th annual event. Sponsored by TCAT – Toronto Centre for Active Transportation.
► Click image for FLYER. ► Click for online registration.
The Complete Streets Forum provides a unique opportunity for communities who share common active transportation issues to speed up and make more substantial progress by working more closely together. One of the major challenges and also an exciting opportunity – is how to consistently build and design roadway networks that are safer and more livable and welcoming to everyone.
NOTE: The Share the Road Cycling Coalition Ontario Bike Summit 2013 will take place on May 28-29 at the same location. We are pleased to offer joint registration for both conferences at a discounted rate.