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.
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 London lorry driver who carelessly killed 29-year-old cyclist Louise Wright in London has been convicted of causing her death by careless driving – but has walked away with a suspended sentence and assorted wrist slaps. Should he have gone to prison? The family doesn’t think so …
We have grown to accept human motorists killing thousands of people every single day. After all, cars are so convenient, right? But are we going to let self driving cars kill even ONE human being? Absolutely not! We must have a code of ethics to force them to behave the way we wish WE would behave. But before we get around to making laws about ethics for robotic cars, we might want to think about passing a few laws reflecting the fundamental ethic that cyclists are human beings too, and therefore motorists are not allowed to run them down?
We need safe bike routes in every city, so that many more seniors can cycle in safety. All the money spent on cycling infrastructure would be more than made up by the money saved in the healthcare system if more seniors could safely exercise every day.
I am a Vancouverite, born and raised in the city. I believe Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, as confirmed by recent livability reports. I also believe that Vancouver is populated by educated, eco-conscious and health conscious people who are committed to preserving this treasure for future generations. So, why […]
The sentence for Tineke Kraal – who tried to harm North Shore Mountain Cyclists – is ludicrously light. A tap on the wrist for a woman who spent two hours a night for two years trying her best to injure and kill mountain bikers by sabotaging mountain trails on Vancouver’s North Shore!
In Victoria on Vancouver Island, design of its first protected two-way bike lane is taking shape. The design calls for the loss of 32 parking spots. In reaction, local merchants have submitted a petition opposing any protected bike lanes that compromise parking. I am sick of selfish interests compromising cyclist safety – BOYCOTT these businesses!
Critical Mass cyclists inconvenience drivers by blocking traffic during rush hour. But while Critical Mass cyclists inconvenience drivers once a month for an hour, motorists inconvenience cyclists every single minute, hour and day of the month.
I was shocked and saddened to see the awful cycling conditions that cyclists endure in downtown Sydney. Cycle lanes end in the middle of nowhere; and there is hardly any safe, separate infrastructure. Cyclists are few and far between – and what few here are, often scoot up onto the sidewalks (presumably so that they can survive a little longer).
Melbourne Bike Share is one of the only three bike share programs in the world that requires users to wear bike helmets (the others being Brisbane, where the program is also failing, and Vancouver as of July 2016 – where it is still too soon to tell). Many people allege that the bike helmet law is causing the Melbourne Bike Share to fail. However, in our experience there is a lot more to it than that.
Brisbane’s bike share program, CityCycle, is not a success – and the law requiring that users wear helmets is just part of the problem. Brisbane’s bike share system is failing mainly because the system is designed so as to totally exclude tourists and casual cyclists.
Here is another violent incident caught on a cyclist’s helmet cam. A motorist cuts off a cyclist, then attacks him verbally and kicks his bike. The cyclist posts the video online, and is then attacked again – this time by trolls on YouTube!
Remarkable video shows the value of helmet cams. This video taken by Leveret Day with a helmet cam shows James Nash accosting and abusing her for no reason except that he hates all cyclists and thinks they all deserve to die. Oh, and because he was bigger than her.
Here’s a video of an appalling incident in Essex, England, all caught on the cyclist’s helmet cam. The white van driver was ON HIS CELL PHONE. The van driver almost clipped the cyclist, and the cyclist shouted at the van driver to get off his mobile phone. The van driver then cut off the cyclist by driving closer to the curb and knocked him off his bike. The driver then got out of the van, hurled abuse at the cyclist who was still on the ground, and then punched him.
A new report out of Victoria reflects the fact that cyclists and pedestrians actually DO SPEND MONEY, and therefore should be embraced by business. I have been saying this for a long time. But the businesses on Hornby and Dunsmuir and Union Streets that got hysterical because they would lose a few parking spots to […]
The past nine months have seen an awful lot of oil get away, most notably the BP oil spill. And for the most part, we are still reeling and trying to figure out what happened. One thing for sure … it’s all part of relentlessly destroying our planet.
What with the Central Valley Greenway, the Burrard Street Bridge, and the Dunsmuir and Hornby Street separate bike lanes, the good news just keeps coming for local cyclists. And in the past two days, there have been two more good news items. Vancouver Bikes Lanes to be Salted and Ploughed In previous years, I recall […]
The Central Valley Greenway runs from the New Westminster Quay, via Burnaby, to Science World in Vancouver – a total distance of 24 km. It is marvelously ambitious; hinting at a wonderful future when commuting by bike could be easy and safe for a wide range of cyclists – from kids to seniors, and everyone in between. Unfortunately, it still has some major problems.
Motorists who rant about getting cyclists off of THEIR streets are mistaken, as cyclists subsidize motorists by paying more than their fair share of costs for roads. But wait! there’s more: Say you see a cyclist and a motorist in downtown Vancouver. Odds are the motorist could be from a neighboring suburb, so he or she has contributed nothing at all to the roads he or she is driving on (Vancouver’s roads are financed by Vancouver property taxes). However, the cyclist is most likely to be from Vancouver, as cyclists don’t usually travel long distances. So of the two, it’s the motorist who’s getting an absolutely free ride, and the cyclist who is paying for the road!