7/2020 - Neighbourhoods in Markham with more low-income residents have higher rates of pedestrian and cyclist collisions, finds a new research report by The Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) at Clean Air Partnership. While studies across Canada have found similar results, this finding about York Region’s largest municipality is surprising because the research also found that cycling,... Read More
7/2020 - The first Markham Cycles More theme is: Markham's Major Trails + One! The theme runs from July 9 to 23 and celebrates Markham’s great trail system, with a photo stop location at each of the six major trails on Markham’s new cycling map.
6/2020 - A grant from the OAST Fund has been the catalyst for piloting a unique approach to boosting AST in the City of Markham. The York Region DSB, York Catholic DSB, City of Markham and other partners have been developing and testing a new six-tiered program model that is helping them understand what level of on-the-ground interventions are most... Read More
6/2020 - On May 29th, the City of Markham announced that all summer programs are cancelled and community centres would remain closed for the summer.Since then, we have been working hard to find ways to celebrate cycling, support people riding and get our bikes out in the community, without opening our physical space at Milliken Mills. We’re... Read More
6/2020 - The Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) at Clean Air Partnership is thrilled to announce that Markham Cycles has been awarded a Trillium Foundation Grow Grant. With this three-year funding, starting in 2021, TCAT will expand Markham Cycles within Markham and open a second location in York Region. The focus of the grant is Active People, and... Read More
3/2020 - Due to COVID-19 and social distancing measures in place, we will be cancelling all upcoming programs until further notice and will wait to plan future programs until it is safe to do so. Please take care during this challenging time and we hope to be back with you soon to continue to grow cycling culture... Read More
2/2020 - Cycling offers communities a wide range of potential benefits, including improved health, friendlier streets, reduced traffic congestion, reductions in GHG emissions, and improvements in air quality. However, the nature of suburban communities creates an environment which is not particularly conducive to cycling. These neighbourhoods were often built during the 1950’s post-war housing boom and were... Read More
10/2019 - CultureLink’s Bike Host program at the Markham Cycles Hub wrapped a successful summer full of building, fixing and riding bikes in the 905! Samuel Perry, CultureLink’s Health and Recreation News CultureLink’s Bike Host had the opportunity this year to partner with York Region’s first community bicycle hub: Markham Cycles. This hub aims to build cycling culture in Markham and the Bike... Read More
10/2019 - With a new school year approaching, you might be dreading the morning or afternoon scene at your child’s school. A procession of cars snake in and out of your school pick-up or drop-off zones. The line of cars waiting to get as close as possible stretches up the block. Everyone is in a hurry and... Read More
10/2019 - Whether you’re an expert cyclist or a casual walker, you are sure to find something that suits your lifestyle in the City of Markham. The City has adopted the concept of “active transportation,” which promotes healthy alternatives to motorized transportation by encouraging residents to walk, jog, rollerblade or cycle not only for recreation and physical... Read More
10/2019 - Helping kids get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day is among the goals of a pilot program that promotes the benefits of “active travel” like walking and cycling. The Markham Active School Travel program also seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create safer school zones and support healthier communities. According to Ontario... Read More
10/2019 - CAN-BIKE // Traffic Skills 101 from Manitoba Cycling Association on Vimeo.