Sixteen days. Ninety-three hours. 1,760 kilometers. Over a half dozen jars of Nutella. Those are the facts behind my cousin and I's latest bike expedition around Iceland's ring road. But for these two Canadians, this trip is much better captured in the memories we made and the photos we took.Read More
The fear of cycling on the road is often the main deterrent for potential cyclists. After all, as science dictates that momentum = mass times velocity, vehicles will surely have greater momentum than a cyclist. Despite this, the inherent assumption that cycling is dangerous is ill-informed; with proper education, cycling can be a safe, fun, and efficient means of transportation (and an excellent leisure activity)! To prepare you for Bike to Work and School Week (October 27 - 31) and help you make the transition from the doldrums of rush-hour driving to the exciting realm of cycling, We’ve got some critical tips that will help you become a safe and smart cycling guru.Read More
With increased congestion and air pollution, cars shouldn't be the only option in cities. Vancouver is attempting to make cycling a legitimate mode of transportation with its Transportation 2040 plan, categorizing pedestrians and cyclists needs first. The BC city is undergoing a transformational, concerted effort from prioritizing traditional car-only roadways to multi-use and cyclist-only streets. Cities around the world are catching up with the increasing popularity of cycling by installing proper infrastructure, but in my opinion, Vancouver is progressing most amicably.Read More
This summer, Hamilton will be launching a progressive and innovative Bike Share program to help citizens choose active transportation. The Social Bikes (SoBi) system combines technology and sustainability to offer Hamilton residents a healthier, more enjoyable commute. With 105 stations to pick up and return a bike, SoBi brings reliability and efficiency to a rider’s commute. Utilizing a mobile app, users can conveniently reserve, check out and ride one of the many bikes throughout the city. The bike sharing system can help commuters expand their personal sustainability practices while giving Hamilton a sustainable nudge.Read More
Every week, Toronto residents make approximately 3 million bicycle trips, and 1 million of the city’s 2.7 million residents use the bicycle as a regular means of transportation. That’s over 30% of Toronto’s population! Yet, only 2% of the city’s roads have bike lanes. Perhaps more daunting yet, in the year 2010, Toronto was the scene to more car-cyclist collisions than any other major Canadian city.