The Region of Waterloo is spreading its bicycle expertise past its borders into the GTA, with the Region of Peel taking up the GPS bicycle route study that was pioneered on our bicycle-ambivalent streets.
Peel is launching a Peel Region GPS Cycling Study, based on the recent Waterloo Region/University of Waterloo GPS cycling study, and administered by the University of Waterloo-sponsored Waterloo Public Transportation Initiative. Peel is looking for cyclists who will agree to carry GPS locators while riding, so that the study group can track cycle behaviour.
The region, which includes such dense urban-suburban communities as Brampton, hopes to increase the number of daily cycling trips by 46,000 within the next five years. This study is intended to find out how cyclists are moving through Peel now, and what the obstacles are for future cyclists.
WPTI will be helming the Peel study, so the results and conclusions will be flowing back here, to solidy the Waterloo group's reputation as a source for bicycle infrastructure data.