My latest column in the Maple Ridge News: Posted Mar 27, 2014 As I was parking my bike in front of municipal hall recently, an elderly lady was unlocking her bike. As I often do with fellow riders, we had a little bike talk. She told me she could no longer drive her car because […]
Often people claim that we can’t afford to build bicycle infrastructure. This myth is busted in this Treehugger blog post by Zachara Shahan: 1 mile of a protected bike lane is 100x cheaper than 1 mile of roadway, with an article from the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and a mindblowing chart from PeopleForBikes.
My latest column in the Maple Ridge News: Since the installation of the multi-use path along Lougheed Highway between 216th and Laity streets, I’ve heard various comments from cyclists about its design and safety. The strong-and-fearless-type road cyclists mostly said they’d rather be on the road with the cars than on the path, which actually […]
At Council Workshop on March 3 – after receiving an excellent staff report based on feedback by the RCMP and the Social Planning Advisory Committee – Council discussed whether it was a good idea to follow up on Coun. Hogarth’s suggestion back in November to start cracking down on cyclists who don’t wear a helmet […]
I looks like the “improvements” that the District has so far made to 132nd Ave. between 232nd and 224th Streets are not making everyone happy. A gravel path, to be separated from the roadway by a fence, doesn’t work for wheelchair users and road cyclists. Once the fence is in place, the narrower car lane […]