The numbers of children biking to and from class are low, but moves are afoot to change that By Graeme Wood, Special To The Sun November 30, 2010 Drive by any elementary or secondary school in Metro Vancouver when the final bell rings and you’ll likely get mired in traffic chaos.Even on sunny days, there’s lots […]
November 16, 2010 By CBC News Motorists are going to have to make more room for bicycle riders on roads in Nova Scotia. Motorists are going to have to make more room for bicycle riders on roads in Nova Scotia. The Department of Transportation is proposing to change the Motor Vehicle Act to make sure […]
From: http://technology.canoe.ca/2010/11/22/16264421.htmlOTTAWA – Google will soon help Canadian urban cyclists navigate their cities’ many trails when the search engine launches the latest addition to its maps program later this week.Cyclists will be able to find cycling directions and bike trail data in Google Maps much like motorists already can at maps.google.ca, said Shannon Guymon of […]
Maple Ridge advertises itself as being “one of the best places for cycling in the Lower Mainland”. However, when I talk to cyclists in our town, I often hear that people feel they’re safer on the sidewalk than on certain busy and high speed roads.In the Netherlands, which is arguably the best place for cycling […]
While this announcement is over one month old, it is worth repeating on this blog.Vancouver Mayor, Gregor Robertson (left foreground), and European Cyclists’ Federation president Manfred Neun (right) officially announce that Vancouver, BC, will host Velo-city Global in June 2012.
The weekly newsletter of the District of Maple Ridge highlighted a few items that would be of interest to local cyclists:The Zoning Bylaw Review – Is consideration being made to alternate modes of transport in the creation of new developments? End of trip facilities?Town Centre Investment Incentives – A vibrant, energized, multi-functional downtown is important […]
The Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Bike Advisory Committee will have openings for 3 new members at large – two from Pitt Meadows and one from Maple Ridge. The positions are for two years duration beginning Jan. 1/2011. The committee meets monthly with the exception of July and August. Direct inquiries or applications to Tracy Camire, Committee Clerk […]
Several of our committee members went to an Ideas Forum on Oct. 28 on the Experience the Fraser project, which is a plan of Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District for a trails system along both sides of the Fraser River all the way from Richmond to Hope, connecting numerous cultural, heritage, First […]
Since 2006, the Tri-Cities VACC has advocated to extend the Central Valley Greenway through Coquitlam and connecting to the Port Mann Bridge.As part of Gateway, numerous construction roads have been built to facilitate construction in this area. This presents a rare opportunity to transition construction roads into a bike route(s). The City of Coquitlam have […]
Cities are becoming increasingly important fronts in the fight against climate change. Drawing on renewable energy sources, creative forms of public transport, and futuristic eco-friendly gizmos like solar-powered trash compactors, these 10 towns are leading the way.