Mississauga Moves - Phase Two: Where Do We Want To Go?

June 2018:  The City of Mississauga is developing a first-ever Transportation Master Plan that will shape our transportation system and how we move from today to 2041.  We can plan together for the future of travel on our roads, sidewalks, trails and transit.

PHASE TWO - Where Do We Want To Go?  Using the comments and ideas contributed during Phase 1, the project team has developed a draft Vision statement and six Goals for the future of transportation in our City, and is looking for public feedback.

*NEW* Take the Second Online SURVEY to provide feedback on the proposed Vision, Goals, and Budget allocations.

COMING YOUR WAY: There will be a series of Pop-Up consultations during Summer 2018.  ► View the Schedule of Key Dates in every Ward of the City from June 25 through August 9, 2018.

Mississauga News article (June 7, 2018):  Mississauga 'Moves' toward public engagement for more transit, commuting options.  Excerpt: "The project’s research reveals 86 per cent of Mississauga residents travel by car, while 10 per cent use public transit and four per cent walk or cycle".

MORE:  See the MCAC Mississauga Moves webpage.




June 2018 is Bike Month in the GTHA

June 2018:  MCAC is conducting three (3) Community Rides to celebrate Bike Month which takes place May 28 - June 30 in the GTHA.  See the MCAC Community Rides Schedule for locations.

"What began in Toronto as a Bike to Work Day celebration in 1989 has evolved to become one of the largest events of its kind in Canada and is now celebrated across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).  Bike Month brings together families, artists, commuters and community groups to promote cycling at hundreds of events all month long."

MORE:  View all Bike Month Mississauga events along with Bike to Work Day (Monday, May 28, 2018) and how to win one of 3 prize packs for participating!




Port Credit Slow Roll

June 2018:  A Slow Roll riding group has sprouted in Port Credit!  Slow Roll is a global movement founded in 2010 as Slow Roll Detroit in Detroit, Michigan.  The Slow Roll Detroit community bicycle ride averages over 4,000 riders every Monday night!

In Port Credit, all events depart @ 7:00 pm from JC Saddington Park (returning to the park by 8:30 pm), every other Thursday evening until September.  The rides are FREE.

The next date is Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm.

Photo:  Some of the participants at Saddington Park.  Ridership has doubled at every ride so far, with dozens attending.  See this Snapd article about the event.  Also Facebook (some of our Community Riders are participating!)

FUTURE DATES:  (Thursdays) June 28; July 12 and 26; August 9 and 23; September 6 and 20.

Slow Roll is for everyone: all ages, skill levels and types of bikes are welcome.  It is called Slow Roll for a reason, since the slow pace keeps the group safe and gives riders a unique perspective of sights along the route.  Organizers are experienced and confident that Port Credit's own Slow Roll will result in "endless cycles" of fun -- and be a great way to meet new friends!  Let's hope more Slow Roll groups start up in Mississauga!

E-MAIL:  Ray at pcslowroll@gmail.com for information, or to register; or simply show up to the next event!




Community Rides Series for 2018

May 2018:  We are very pleased that Toronto Pearson will continue (for a fifth year!) to be our exclusive Sponsor for the 2018 Community Rides Series.  Thanks to this sponsorship, each Ride will feature FREE frozen refreshments.

SCHEDULE:  All Rides are listed and described on the Schedule webpage.

*FREE* Community Rides T-Shirts will be distributed to riders at each Ride thanks to our Sponsor (while supplies last).

PRESS RELEASE - City of Mississauga (May 2, 2018): Community Rides Begin May 5: Pump Up your Bike Tires and Come Ride with Us.

MORE:  See the MCAC Community Rides webpage.




Bike Fests a Great Way to get into Biking

June 2018:  The City of Mississauga is conducting several Bike Fests over the summer for novice riders of all ages!

"Each Bike Fest will be run by a CAN-BIKE Instructor and have fun activities and giveaways to help you learn how to ride safely and feel more confident on your bike.  A mechanic will also be on site to do safety checks and help you get your bike running smoothly.  After everyone has taken part in the activities, you will have the chance to practice your new cycling skills by taking part in a short, easy ride."

MORE:  See the City's Bike Fests webpage for event information and schedule.  *NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED*




2018 (2nd annual) Bike Challenge is Open

June 2018:  The City of Mississauga challenges residents to bicycle 500,000 km between June 10 and September 15, 2018 to support Mississauga’s hospitals through the Trillium Health Partners Foundation.

The Challenge is designed for all rides, short or long, for recreation or a commute to work.  Every 10 kilometres cycled will unlock $1 for Mississauga’s hospitals, up to $50,000, donated by The Humberview Group.  Every ride will help to meet the community goal.

MORE:  See the MCAC Bike Challenge webpage.




Mississauga Cycling Master Plan - 2018 Update

June 2018:  The City of Mississauga launched Does Cycling Move You? (interactive website) in May 2017 to Update the 2010 Mississauga Cycling Master Plan.

► The Draft 2018 Cycling Master Plan is posted online.  The final Draft goes to the General Committee of Council on Wednesday, June 13, 2018DEFERRED

► See the June 13 GC Agenda (Item 8.2) to view the Corporate Report and Master Plan to be presented by the City's Active Transportation staff.  NEW (LATER) AGENDA TO BE POSTED

MORE:  See the MCAC Cycling Master Plan webpage (includes Barriers Map).