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INFRASTRUCTURE: Bike to work? These property owners want you

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From Vancouver.  Let’s get this going in Toronto.

In the past six years, Vancouver’s Pacific Centre has added secure storage spaces for nearly 150 bikes. When 725 Granville, the latest addition to the three-block-long downtown office-shopping complex, is completed next year, another 88 secure spots will become available.

Safe bike parking, alongside lockers, showers and other “end-of-trip” amenities, is “a key feature for us to attract clients to the buildings,” says Ultan Kampff, general manager of the Pacific Centre, which is owned and managed by Cadillac Fairview.

via Bike to work? These property owners want you – The Globe and Mail.

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ELSEWHERE: US bike boom strongest with people over 55 (not hipsters) : TreeHugger

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The age group with the highest rate of bicycling is the 18-24 age group, but the 55+ age group is the one that has been increasing its rate fastest (by far), and it is quickly gaining ground on the young. Read More: US bike boom strongest with people over 55 (not hipsters)

Read More: US bike boom strongest with people over 55 (not hipsters) : TreeHugger

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ELSEWHERE: Oregon Study Finds 94 Percent of Cyclists Stop at Red Lights

Contrary to lawless cyclist mythos, a study finds that nearly all cyclists in four Oregon cities stop for red lights.

Meanwhile, according to Michael Andersen at Bike Portland, unrelated research suggests that “speeding in a car on local streets is at least six times more common than running a red light on a bike.”

via Oregon Study Finds 94 Percent of Cyclists Stop at Red Lights | Streetsblog.net.

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ELSEWHERE: Women’s Bike Summit in Kansas City

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“Women are the key to bringing change across many parts of the community,” said Sarah Shipley, the co-founder of BikeWalk Kansas City, who on May 10, 2014, hosted their first ever Women’s Bike Summit. The event brought together women of all ages and backgrounds to celebrate bikes and being active.

From workshops on biking with children and how to carry stuff on your bike to talks about women-owned bike shops and learning about why more women aren’t biking, the 2014 Summit was a huge step forward in BikeWalkKC’s initiative to get more women and girls on bikes. By offering services like on-duty nannies, the Summit encouraged mothers to attend that may not have been able to come otherwise.

via Women’s Bike Summit in Kansas City – Momentum Mag.

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ELSEWHERE: Introducing the #bikeYVR Print Campaign

I love this.  What a great campaign!  Let’s get on this #bikeTO!

We just adore exploring Vancouver’s serene streets, separated lanes, and stunning seawall on a bicycle. The beautiful landscape and moderate climate make cycling an easy, year-round activity. We’re not alone, either. Our #bikeYVR campaign features fun and playful photos of twelve Vancouverites – of all ages and abilities – sharing inspiring words on what makes them passionate about riding a bike. Each person in the series has their own reasons to cycle for transport, but they all have one thing in common: an unbridled love for the joy and simplicity of two-wheeled travel.

Read More: Introducing the #bikeYVR Print Campaign | Spacing National.

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