Category Cycling Policy

Lock up facility

Just because you build it …

… doesn’t mean they’ll come. I spent a couple of days at a large office complex in Mississauga this week and saw a memo to building tenants: Bike Lock up Facility [Building owners] are pleased to announce that a designated bicycle parking area has been created to service the tenants who wish to bike to […]

Road Users Coexist Sticker (Source: San Francisco Bicycle Coalition)

“I would never ride a bike in Toronto!”

I hear this. A lot. On the one hand, it makes me feel kinda gutsy that cycling is my main mode of transportation. On the other hand, I lament that so many people feel too scared to ride in this city. And if I had a third hand, I’d wonder if I lack (or choose […]

Road Users Coexist Sticker (Source: San Francisco Bicycle Coalition)

Cyclists vs. Drivers – A Tired Rhetoric

One of the reasons I started this blog was to turn down the volume on the Us. vs. Them rhetoric that dominates the conversation between cyclists and drivers and to a lesser degree, cyclists and pedestrians. The mood can be downright nasty out there and I have also been guilty, at times, of acting out […]

Volunteers distribute breakfast

Ride to Work Day 2013: Toronto

The morning was beautiful. The sun was shining sweetly and offsetting the coolness in the air. I reached Wychwood Barns, the meeting point in my area, to convene with other cyclists and ride together down to City Hall. Ride to Work Day is a feature of Bike Month in Toronto and cyclists gather at various […]