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.
By dressing as if we fear death any second, do we increase the perception that cycling is an extreme sport and risk scaring other people away from cycling? Will wearing bike helmets save our lives – or just discourage others from cycling, and so increase the numbers of people who will die from lack of exercise?
Here is an excellent post by Michael Bluejay about bike safety, with 10 excellent tips on how NOT to get hit with a car by a motorist.
Isn’t it strange that we have no collective noun for cars? Especially given that traffic has become the defining motif of modern society. Can YOU think of a perfect word to describe large quantities of cars?
Are the tough BC Drunk Driving Laws an attempt to protect the innocent, or a self-serving money grab? In my opinion, BC’s tough drinking and driving laws will save the lives of many innocents. Now we need random road side testing too!
In the last five days, five cyclists have been killed on New Zealand roads. 13 November: Patricia Anne Veronica Fraser, 34, died during a training run for the Lake Taupo cycle race, when a motorist ran her down. She was cycling single file when she was hit from behind. Her friend, Tania Malaquin, who was […]
Bike to work weeks encourage new cyclists to start cycling to work, and support experienced cyclists too.
Yesterday I reported that the election of anti-cycling Mayor Rob Ford was very bad news for Toronto cyclists. By contrast, Ottawa has just had a very positive development, with the election of pro-cycling Mayor Jim Watson, two days ago. Part of Watson’s election platform was a 10-point Plan for Cycling. If Mayor Watson is true […]
Seems like it’s my week for laughing at road rage and cyclophobes. I posted “Laughing at Road Rage” a couple of days ago, and then just a few minutes ago a rabid cyclophobe caused great hilarity for me and my entire family. For those of you who don’t know, there’s this person on the web […]
Listen to Gordon Price’s speech on the Hornby Street bike lane!
A group of adult, seasoned cyclists did an assessment ride of the Sea to River Bike Route in Burnaby, and found that there were many parts of the route where we all agreed that cycling would be terrifying at peak traffic times, and that the route really had no right to call itself a bike route at all in some parts.
The City of Burnaby has taken the time and trouble to give a long and informative response to my post on the problems with the Sea to River Bike Route. I decided to post it, because it deserves to be widely read, rather than buried in comments on a past post. My thanks to Stu Ramsey, […]