Cycling for Everyone
Cycling for Everyone

Digital Workshop with Region of Peel

2 March 2022

DCE teams with Netherlands Consulate in Toronto to bring cycling expertise to the Region of Peel.

Cities around the world are making substantial improvements in cycling infrastructure, investing in their economy, environment, health, happiness, accessibility, safety, and social equity. However, these improvements often require rethinking many details of street design, including how to accommodate and maximize safety for different road users. To address these opportunities and challenges in Peel Region—in conjunction with the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Toronto—the Dutch Cycling Embassy presented a digital workshop on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (EST).

In this virtual session, experts from the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton, Town of Caledon, Region of Peel, and the Netherlands—including representatives from Bike-mindedGoudappel, and Mobycon—shared their knowledge and experience from decades of involvement in political processes, transportation planning, and infrastructure design. The aim: to create attractive and safe cycling networks for all ages and abilities, and to see where Canada and the Netherlands can learn from each other’s experience in building safe, user-friendly, and inclusive mobility infrastructure. In addition to looking at three specific case studies within Peel Region, this session covered the following three topics:

1. Overcoming regulatory hurdles to implement effective policy.

2. “Best practice” intersection design and traffic light phasing.

3. Managing road capacity and conflicts with goods movement.

Netherlands Consul General Harman Idema kindly introduced the session. You can watch a recording on our YouTube channel and download the slide decks from this Dropbox folder.

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