Learn more about BikingToronto and Singer Kwinter
Explore more posts like this: , , ,

Quotes from Velo-City, Part Two

From June 26 to 29, Vancouver B.C. hosted Velo-City, the world’s premier international cycling planning conference. The event offered delegates from around the world a chance to share best practices for creating and sustaining cycling-friendly cities, where bicycles are valued as part of daily transport and recreation.

This post is the first of 4 written by Meg Orlinski of the Deadly Nightshades, who captured “Notable Quotables” while there, and is sharing them with BikingToronto readers as well as Treadlie, the Australian cycling magazine.

Other Parts: Part 1

—————————————————————————————————————————————-

Part 2- Combined Mobility: Seamlessly Integrating Cycling and Transit

Photo courtesy of the ECF.

Jon Weston- Conservative MP of West Vancouver, Sunshine Coast and Sea to Sky

“We [Harper Conservative Government] share the message that cycling is an economic driver.”

“There is a kinship among cyclists that transitions the things that divide us.”

“Bike parking… that kind of practical progress is the kind of thing we are committed to.”

“My dream is that one day everyone at Parliament comes to work thinking that

promoting health is a part of their job.”

Michael Roschlau- President and CEO of the Canadian Urban Transit Association

“The links and synergies between cycling and transit is critical.”

“Transit doesn’t happen in isolation.”

“In 2040 mobility, or lack there of, will be an integral issue to our economics.”

CUTA Transit Vision 2040

 

Aske Wieth-Knudsen- Head of Strategy, DSB S-Train

“If you are more then one kilometer away from a [transit] station- it seems the car takes over.”

“We made a decision to be a bikes best friend- we sent a clear vision… people with bikes are very welcome on our trains.“

It should be easy to use your bike with the trains!
– Bike pump at stations
– Bike ramp at stairs
– Free bike servicing once a year for frequent customers
– Discounts on getting repairs
– Promote bike super highways with Copenhagen municipality
– Citybike project with Copenhagen municipality

We were told you must be insane in the management to remove the bike price tickets- lose the income. But it seemed to be a big success, huge annual growth of 5.8%

Michel Labrecque- Chair of Société de transport de Montréal

I wish I could change the weather… I know you [Vancouverites] say there is no bad weather- just bad clothing.

“Cocktail transport. The concept was from a Montreal cyclist point of view- it was to create an alliance between cyclists and public transit- not only buses- but taxi cabs, and car rentals. We need to work together.”

Timothy Papandreau- Deputy Director of Transportation Planning for the Sustainable Streets
Division of San Francisco’s Municipal Transit Agency

“It takes a lot of courage by staff, and politicians and citizens to make this work.“

“As a transit user- you don’t care who provides the service, you just want to get to work.”

“You don’t have to be in charge of the system- you have to be in charge of the funds.”

“People care less about CO2 then they care about having fun.”

“Follow the money- where every the money goes is what happens.”

Marisa Espinosa- Senior Manager of Service Planning, Translink BC

“We need to understand Vancouver’s cycling gender gap.”

“Barriers to women cycling in Vancouver, study finds women feel unsafer on road then men, and are more likely to travel with children.”

“Although evidence suggests the health benefits of cycling far outweigh the risks- we need to address the perception of safety.”

Upcoming Events on the BikeEvents.TO calendar

RECENTLY ON BIKING TORONTO:

LittleNuttyFeaturedImage

STUFF: Bike Helmets for Your Toddler

Bicycle helmets for your toddler now come in a variety of styles, sizes, and fun designs.   Read More: Bike Helmets for Your Toddler

bike-commuter_small

EVENT: Tues, May 5 – Etobicoke South Cycling Committee: May meeting

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 – 19:00 – 21:00 The ESCC is holding its monthly meeting between 7 and 9 PM on May 5 at Among Friends. Below is the agenda. 1. What happened at the April 9 meeting on the Humber Bay Shores trails? 2. The city has released funding for the trail on […]

17951_1175263074351_144887_n

EVENT: Sat, June 20 – Cycle for Sight Toronto

Date: Saturday, June 20, 2015 – 08:00 – 18:00 Cycle for Sight is a fully supported, one-day cycling event in support of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Whether you’re a cycling enthusiast or leisure rider, riding a single or tandem bike, Cycle for Sight will be the perfect one-day ride! We offer different distance options from […]

17052169538_38881f8808_b

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Making Our Own Power

Source: Original photo – by cookedphotos on Flickr. Ikea celebrates Earth Day at Yonge Dundas Square. This photo was featured as blogTO’s ‘Photo of the Day’ for April 23, 2015: http://ift.tt/1FgtWh3 via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.

DO IT! Take a survey; help Toronto plan cycling infrastructure

We’ve just posted our first survey for the development of Toronto’s Cycling Network Plan for the next 10 years. At this stage we are asking Toronto residents about values, so we can better understand the priorities of residents in different parts of the City. Understanding these priorities will help inform resource allocation. The geocoding and […]

17036745578_be24fd7cab_b

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Dundas x Sterling

Source: Original photo – by Fixed in Silver on Flickr. Morning light on a gorgeous Saturday in Toronto. To our left is the existing southern access point of the West Toronto Railpath. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.

16919463559_f2b23e1306_b

PHOTO OF THE DAY: On Bike Patrol

Source: Original photo – by WillJaksa on Flickr. Toronto Police Officers on bike patrol near Jarvis Street. #Toronto #TorontoPolice #GeorgeStreetDiner via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.

greatergoods

SHOP: Greater Goods – Green, Delivered by Bike

Great new service here in Toronto – Greater Goods.  Environmental products, delivered by bike. They are delivering using the cool Trio Cargobike – I don’t know if they are available in Toronto, but VeloLifestyle in Montreal carries them (disclosure: VeloLifestyle is an advertiser on BikingToronto) 100% Natural Products We inspect every ingredient of every single […]

SHOP: Top 25 bike stores in Toronto by neighbourhood

Bike stores in Toronto are scattered throughout the city. There’s bound to be a spot near you that will suit your needs, whether you’re looking to pick up a shiny new ride, get repairs done, order a custom build, or even pick up some new skills for yourself. Here are my picks for the top […]

OH YEAH! Cycle Toronto’s #BloorLovesBikes campaign is here and it’s awesome

The biggest OH YEAH! to Cycle Toronto for the start of their “Bloor Loves Bikes” campaign.   Who wants bikelanes bringing lots of people to their stores to spend lots of money not being spent on cars?  Bloor businesses do! Our #BloorLovesBikes window decals are in! Watch for them on Bloor coming soon! via Cycle […]

Recommended Lights

"Frog" Lights

Planet Bike Light Combo

Planet Bike 5 LED Tail Light
Recommended Books
See More Books