Active Transportation refers to the use of human power to travel between places. Walking, cycling, using a wheelchair, in-line skating and skateboarding are all forms of active transportation.
Active Transportation Programs in Peel
Why Use Active Transportation?
Using active transportation can improve your health and well-being by:
- Keeping you physically active on a regular basis.
- Lowering your blood pressure.
- Increasing your energy.
- Increasing your muscle strength.
- Lowering your stress levels.
Save money and help the environment
You'll save money and cause less wear and tear on our roads each time you leave your vehicle at home. Active transportation also cuts down on:
- Greenhouse gases
- Air pollution
- Noise pollution
- The need for new parking lots and roadways
Peel Sustainable Transportation Strategy
The Sustainable Transportation Strategy (STS), approved by Regional Council in February 2018, sets a goal of a 50% sustainable mode share by 2041. The STS is accompanied by two implementation plans, one which focuses on active transportation (AT) and another which focuses on transportation demand management (TDM).
If travel habits remain the same, by 2041 it is estimated that there will be 45% more vehicles on the road during the morning peak period—or approximately 190,000 more cars. In order to achieve a 50% sustainable mode share and reduce the number of single-occupancy vehicles on Peel roads, the STS proposes a number of actions to increase trips by walking, cycling, transit, carpooling, and telework.
For more information, please contact:
Manager, Sustainable Transportation
Region of Peel
Phone: 905-791-7800 ext. 4553
E-mail Judy Yack
Region of Peel
10 Peel Centre Dr., Suite B, 4th Floor
Brampton, ON L6T 4B9