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Active Transportation

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?

Better health

Using active transportation can improve your health and well-being by:

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:

Public transportation

It can be difficult to maintain proper physical distancing when carpooling in a vehicle or taking public transit. If possible, work from home, cycle, walk or use a private vehicle to get around. If you feel sick or think you may have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, stay home and get tested.

If you rely on carpooling or public transportation, follow the Core Four actions and these additional tips to stay safe.


Public Transit

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.

More Information

For more information, please contact:

Judy Yack
Manager, Sustainable Transportation
Region of Peel
Phone: 905-791-7800 ext. 4553
E-mail Judy Yack

Mailing Address:
Region of Peel
10 Peel Centre Dr., Suite B, 4th Floor
Brampton, ON L6T 4B9