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​Active Transportation

Active transportation is any form of human-powered transportation. Walking and cycling are the primary modes of active transportation.

Active transportation is a legitimate form of transportation that benefits our:

  • Health: it provides an opportunity to be physically active on a regular basis
  • Society: is accessible to residents and increases social exchanges
  • Transportation system: reduces road congestions and road wear
  • Environment: contributes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Economy: saves money on gas, parking and may allow families to avoid the purchase of a second vehicle or vehicles all together when coupled with transit services.

June is Bike Month
Bike Month is an opportunity to try riding a bike for the first time, learn new cycling skills, or get out on the trails and connect with people. This year, Bike Month takes place from May 30 to June 30. Biking is a form of active transportation that benefits our health, society, transportation systems, environment and economy. The City encourages residents who have never tried cycling to try it in June. If you already cycle on a regular basis, try out a new bike path or trail using the City's active transportation map. Bike month is also an ideal time for students to try biking to school.

Bike the Night event: September 17, 2022
Mark your calendars and save the date! The City's first-ever Bike the Night event will take place on September 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. This event, taking place downtown and along the lakeshore path, invites residents and their families to participate in a lighted, community-guided bike ride. The event will also include a pre-ride festival with music, food trucks, free bike tune-ups, games, giveaways, prizes and Barrie Transit bike demos. The event is being planned by the City's Active Transportat​​ion & Sustainability Committee.


Many road design and construction projects underway include bike lanes. In addition, the 2021 Cycling Network Expansion, an active transportation initiative, will significantly improve connectivity in Barrie's cycling network.


 

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