In many North American cities, there is much talk about improving and increasing bike lanes and bike ridership. All movement forward, however, can stall at the implementation stage. Here are 3 tips to … [Read more...] about 3 Steps to better bike lanes right now
innovative strategies for change - catalyst projects, pop-up initiatives & creative processes
Here’s a thought: Cities are laboratories where ground-breaking ideas for future survival can be tested. I haven’t ever thought about my city as a lab but it makes sense—we can test ideas and try out … [Read more...] about Calling all testers for my urban lab
Can we design out crime and reduce the potential for violence, property crime and social disorder in the communities where we live? Can something as simple and 'soft' as street art be part of the … [Read more...] about Art Alley project shows potential in crime prevention
In Victoria, BC, a group of cyclists, urban enthusiasts and neighbourhood activists have been talking for some time about creating a Greater Victoria Placemaking Network to promote creative, … [Read more...] about Taking to the street for talk about streets
Parks, plazas, green spaces, public markets, waterfronts - the shared spaces are where a community really expresses itself and builds a supportive, shared culture. On Saturday, July 12, a group of … [Read more...] about Urban citizens getting creative with public space
June is Bike Month in many jurisdictions and in British Columbia the May 26 - June 1 Bike to Work Week got things rolling with huge participation numbers. Over 25,000 commuters cycled almost a million … [Read more...] about Bike to Work Week and the ‘Materialities’ of Cycling
Heart & Hands Health Collective (founded in 2010) is a community-focused social enterprise and holistic health clinic in Victoria, BC, Canada. We provide Community Acupuncture sessions in a … [Read more...] about Holistic Health Care is a tool for positive Social Change
The compact downtown core of Victoria, BC (Canada) offers a great opportunity for moving more than just people with pedal-power. Bike couriers are becoming a more common sight, as they offer an … [Read more...] about Bikes: not just for moving people
Biking gives a sense of freedom, fun and exhilaration. With the right infrastructure on the roads and in the workplace it can be a healthy, inexpensive and efficient way to get to work. And employers … [Read more...] about How can the workplace encourage cycling?
a commentary How many cities would love to be in the position of Victoria, BC, when it comes to encouraging alternative transportation, especially cycling? The city already enjoys the highest bike … [Read more...] about Victoria: ready to jump on the bike momentum?