When I write for the Maple Ridge News, often my columns are longer than allowed, so sometimes they’re pretty heavily edited. The good thing about a blog is that I can write whatever and however long I want. So here is the original version of my November article: The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) […]
Canada & Elsewhere
To give you an impression of what cycling in the Netherlands is like, read this blog post from the U.K. blog As Easy as Riding a Bike, and look at the photos of “ordinary” Dutch cycling infrastructure.
Here’s a great article by BBC News Magazine reporter Anna Holligan, with a comparison between cycling in the Netherlands and the U.K.
Wouldn’t it be nice for elderly people who are stuck, day-in-day-out, in a boring old folks home to have a chance to go for a fun ride along the Fraser River? Or a ride on the dikes? I like this story from Copenhagen.
Bixi bikes and gardening are helping to create “community” in Montreal, according to this article in the Energy Bulletin of the Post Carbon Institute.
After focussing on car infrastructure for decades after World War II, the Dutch were facing lots of congestion and livability problems, just like everywhere else. In the early seventies, politicians and planners agreed a different approach was needed. Check out this video of the Dutch Cycling Embassy, which demonstrates the truth to “build and and […]
Another example of what happens when politicians take cycling as a way of transportation seriously. Read this article and watch another excellent Streetfilms video about cycling and all its benefits in Minneapolis.