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
Lighted bike signals give cyclists a head start
As more North Americans seek healthier and greener lifestyles, cycling continues to grow in popularity. But for all the upsides, there are serious risks for those on two wheels, ranging from injuries … [Read more...] about Lighted bike signals give cyclists a head start
Taking to the street for talk about streets
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
Bike to Work Week and the ‘Materialities’ of Cycling
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
Bikes: not just for moving people
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
How can the workplace encourage cycling?
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?
Victoria: ready to jump on the bike momentum?
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?
‘Moving the needle’ on urban bike usage
In my last related blog on bike lanes, I touted the advantages of two wheeling: bicycles use fewer resources than other wheeled transportation, reduce congestion and take less parking space. All … [Read more...] about ‘Moving the needle’ on urban bike usage
Engineering students make cycling a priority
It's great to see young engineers starting to look at urban streets as places where pedestrians and cyclists are a good thing, rather than a dangerous inconvenience. Recently, a group of Engineering … [Read more...] about Engineering students make cycling a priority
Despite bumps in the road, bike lanes garner more support
I rode my bicycle past your window last night, pop singer Melanie sang way back in 1971. It didn't sound that scary back then did it? Is anyone threatened, now, if I want to roll my little blue bike … [Read more...] about Despite bumps in the road, bike lanes garner more support