Lakeshore Connecting Communities - Final Open Houses

July 2018 Lakeshore Connecting Communities (website) is about reconfiguring the Lakeshore Road corridor in south Mississauga to safely support all modes of transportation and connect the historic communities of Lakeview, Port Credit and Clarkson while preserving and enhancing each community’s unique character and sense of place.

FINAL OPEN HOUSES:  The preferred design solutions for the Lakeshore Corridor will be presented at Public Information Centres in each community on July 12 (Lakeview), July 16 (Port Credit) and July 24 (Clarkson) @ 6:30-8:30 pm (see Poster).  Cycling should be part of the reconfiguration -- advocate!

Learn about the proposed recommendations and provide input on:

• phased approach to rapid transit
• cycling and pedestrian network improvements
• conceptual design and public realm enhancements
• Credit River crossing recommendations

► City Press Release (June 28, 2018):  Lakeshore Connecting Communities July Open Houses.




Port Credit Slow Roll - Biweekly Group Rides

July 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.

In Port Credit, all events depart @ 7:00 pm from the first parking lot at JC Saddington Park at 53 Lake Street (map), returning to the park by 8:15 pm, every other Thursday evening until September.  The rides average 10km (round-trip) and are FREE.

NEXT RIDE:  Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm to Cawthra Woods.  On July 12, a 12.5 km route through Lorne Park was conducted (G-MAP) with a mid-way stop at the scenic grounds of Benares Historic House (see photos) in Clarkson.  See also: Mineola route (June 28).

See this Snapd article about the event.  Also Facebook (some of our Community Riders are participating!)

FUTURE DATES:  (Thursdays) July 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!

*NEW SPONSORSHIP*  For the next (July 26) Slow Roll, Berts Sports will be in the parking lot at 6:15 pm with their tent and mechanic stand, pumping up tires and lubing bikes for free until 7:00 pm, when the Slow Roll departs.  The first 50 people will get a free custom Port Credit Slow Roll Tee shirt (image).  "We will bring 15% discount cards for everyone that shows to the event, good on all goods and services at the store.  We won’t be selling anything on site at the tent.  We will be promoting the event on Facebook and Twitter.  We would welcome you to friend or follow us to see the posts."  Bert’s Sports Excellence is located in Port Credit at 1211 Hurontario Street (905) 278-4780 for all your cycle and sports needs.




Mississauga Moves - Phase Two

July 2018:  The City of Mississauga is developing a first-ever Transportation Master Plan (website) 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 Mississauga Moves project team has developed a draft Vision statement and six (6) Goals for the future of transportation in our City, and is looking for public feedback....

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

POP-UPS:  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 28 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.




Mississauga Cycling Master Plan - 2018 Update

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

► The Draft 2018 Cycling Master Plan was approved at the General Committee of Council on June 27, 2018: City Press Release.

Formal approval received at Council: July 4, 2018.

NO ENDORSEMENT:  Resolution MCAC-0022-2018, as reported in the GC Agenda (June 27, 2018; Item 10.2): 'That the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee does not support the 2018 Cycling Master Plan'.  This was discussed and voted per the MCAC Agenda (June 12, 2018; Item 7.1.

► See the GC Agenda (June 27, 2018; Item 8.8) to view the 10-page Corporate Staff Report and the 80-page 2018 Cycling Master Plan presented by the City's Transportation & Works staff.

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




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.