About

Fight Gridlock in Brampton is a group of Brampton residents and people who support and advocate for rapid transit and active transportation for Brampton, and its regional connections.

We have also collaborated with other groups like CodeRedTO, TriTagSustainable Vaughan, and the local Hamilton LRT advocacy group.

Here’s how CodeRedTO describes itself and we share this approach:

“CodeRedTO is a volunteer group devoted to getting better info into the transit conversation, so we can all make better decisions about what to build and how to pay for it. We are technology-agnostic and non-partisan, and we share honest pros and cons about proposals being debated.”

We’re also inspired by many other transit advocacy groups like Transit Matters in Boston, Active Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, or Action Committee for Transit in Montgomery County, MD (if we get time we may list a few more groups here).

Quick Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Q: Why do you advocate?

A: Because we want to make a positive difference for Brampton.
Q: Are you paid to do this advocacy?
A: No, it’s a voluntary effort because we’re passionate.Citizen/resident/neighbourhood/ratepayer/advocacy groups exist all over the world and we’re just like them.

Q: Have you ever received funding by the federal government, provincial Government, municipal government, transit agencies or transit unions?
A: No. We’ve only incurred minimal expenses such as a room rental in 2014, a few $10 Facebook ads for some of our posts, and print material. All paid for out of our own pockets and it’s probably come to about $200 in total. Advocacy isn’t expensive when most of it involves reading reports, sending emails, showing up to public meetings, deputing to Brampton Council, writing to Brampton Council, speaking with our neighbours and using social media.

Q: So you’re transit and train fans?
A: Yes! In fact, one of our co-founders even took the GO train to his wedding and cycled down the aisle.

Q: Are you also cyclists and pedestrians?
A: Yes! And, everyone is a pedestrian for some part of their daily journey 🙂

If in the remote chance any of the above were to change, we would disclose it here.

This is one of our favourite quotes:

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead


Join the conversation on our Facebook Page, and on Twitter.

Questions? Comments? Want to get involved with us? Please don’t hesitate to reach out.
fightgridlockbrampton at gmail.com

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