A survey has found that Londoners who cycle to work are happier with their commute than those who use public transport. Over 1,000 London workers shared their thoughts on commuting to work. An overwhelming 91% of Londoners who cycle to work reported that their commute is acceptable in terms of length, ease, and comfort. It also appears that bike commuting can improve productivity in the office.
May is National Bike Month in the USA – and LaneSpotter is here to help cyclists to find the safest bike routes in cities across the country. This new Android app was released on May 1. Get a link to download this promising new app here!
This is a review of my all-time favorite waterproof cycling jacket, the Showers Pass Elite 2.1 Waterproof Cycling Jacket. This jacket has it all, in terms of construction, features, and design.
Here is a press release from Transalt in New York – find out how the tragedy could have been prevented, and what you can do going forward. Attend or support the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on 19 November.
Messaging within bike groups and clubs has come a long way over the last century – and now, group messaging apps offer amazing benefits at very low cost. This post describes 5 benefits of group messaging apps for cyclists.
Have you ever thought about ditching your car and riding a bike to work? It’s a great idea! Not only does it keep you healthy, but will also cut down on your carbon footprint. In this post, we have 7 tips for new bike commuters.
People on bikes are key to downtown business growth! Following the release of new figures which show that 51 per cent of people in Vancouver want to cycle more often, business leaders are recognizing the impact that bikes can have on the local economy. The City of Vancouver’s recent Walking and Cycling scorecard illustrated an active city in which half of the population already reach their destination by bike, foot or transit, something that businesses welcome.
9 simple steps that will help ensure your bike is not stolen by bike thieves while you are at work, so it is waiting for you when you are ready to cycle home. These 9 steps will protect your bike while you get on with your job.
Vancouver’s latest challenge shows that bikes and transit are more convenient than cars: six people on bikes arrived first and in some cases were twice as fast as their car commuting colleagues.
Here are quick links to our best posts about cycling in Montreal. Our posts include bike share in Montreal, renting bikes in Montreal, how to ride the Lachine Canal, and why cycling is so wonderful in Montreal. Cycling in Montreal is truly world class. Consider Montreal if you are planning a cycling vacation.
Video in which New Westminster Green Party candidate Jonina Campbell speaks about the Green Party’s policy on accessible cycling. The 41st British Columbia general election will be held on 9 May, 2017, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Traditionally a two-horse race between the Liberals and the NDP, this year we have a viable third choice in the Greens, led by Andrew Weaver.
Located on the west coast of Canada, 200 miles north of Seattle, Vancouver, BC, is a beautiful city with a mild climate well suited for cycling. But until recently, it lacked sufficient user-friendly cycling. Fortunately, since Vision Vancouver took over Vancouver City Council in 2008, there has been a simply amazing evolution of Vancouver cycling infrastructure. This post uses photos and videos to document key developments in this amazing evolution.
HUB Cycling, the charity behind Bike to Work Week, has launched a new video to raise awareness of their campaign to make cycling safer and more connected for everyone in Metro Vancouver. Read all about their ambitious plans, including cycle highways, and find out how you can get involved by adopting a gap!
A Conversation with Peter Walker, author of an important, brand new book: How Cycling Can Save the World. In this book, Walker shows the close relationship between infrastructure and the way people get about. Therefore, to create mass cycling you need to create a conducive built environment. Walker discusses bike helmets and high visibility clothing; the misuse of the word accident; roadside intimidation; cycling activism; older people and cycling; business objections to cycling; bike share programs; and the role played by La Monde à Bicyclette and Vélo Quebec in the transformation of Montreal.
Excerpt from an important, brand new book: How Cycling Can Save the World by Peter Walker. In this book, Walker shows the close relationship between infrastructure and the way people get about. Therefore, to create mass cycling you need to create a conducive built environment. The way to do this is in fact already well known – only the political will is lacking. So what’s the secret? Basically, bikes must be kept separate from motor traffic on busy roads, and the separation must be physical. “A bicycle way that is not safe for an eight-year-old is not a bicycle way.”
Guide to the 3 different kinds of cycling jackets – fleece, softshell and hardshell. This post explains the differences between these 3 kinds of cycling jackets, to help you choose the right jacket for your current needs.
5 compelling motivations to keep you cycling through the winter. It can be hard to stay motivated and keep cycling when the days are long and cold. Check out these 5 motivations to help you keep on cycling, so you can keep on experiencing the many mental and physical health benefits of cycling.
Here are some tips on what you can do to make sure you stay visible while riding in traffic. When you are riding with vehicles around you, you need to make sure you stand out and that you are noticed.
Sometimes when I mention I am a cyclist, somebody will go off on a rant about how “entitled” cyclists think they are, and how they don’t respect the rules of the road. To hear them speak, you’d think almost all cyclists completely ignore the rules of the road. That has not been my experience at all. And I’ve just found an infographic that shows some actual research to prove it!
This in-depth post is about how to choose great waterproof cycling pants. It explains how waterproofness and breathability work in waterproof cycling pants, and explains all aspects that you should consider to make the best choice of waterproof cycling pants.