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ELSEWHERE: Checking out Ottawa Bike Infrastructure, Part 3

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Here’s the 3rd and final installment in the Ottawa Bike Video Postcards series.  This time it’s from the Alexandra Bridge over the Ottawa River. I walked out there as Ottawa almost totally shuts down after 5pm (all government workers, I guess)… even the one downtown bike rental place.  So, although I wanted to do some […]



ELSEWHERE: Checking out Ottawa Bike Infrastructure, Part 2

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Hey everyone, back with another quick video postcard about Ottawa bike infrastructure.  This one is about separated bikelanes on Laurier Ave that run the length of downtown Ottawa.  They are made simply and cheaply, but very effectively. If you missed yesterday’s video post, it was about dedicated lanes for bikes and transit on the Mackenzie […]



ELSEWHERE: Checking out Ottawa Bike Infrastructure

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I’m in Ottawa for a few days for a conference and have started making small video postcards of the bike infrastructure I’m seeing.  Here’s the first one from the Mackenzie King Bridge over the Rideau Canal.



VIDEO: 3 Great Reasons for Cycling gloves

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I’m good friends with Michelle Johnston, the founder of Working Well, which aims to create healthy workplace cultures.  She has started a series of Bike Safety How-To Videos on the Working Well YouTube Channel. The first video was on ensuring your helmet is fitting properly. Here’s the second – 3 great reasons to wear cycling gloves.  



VIDEO: New BikeShare Toronto Promo

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Okay. This is pretty damn good. Good job BST. Introducing our promo video! Watch it full here: Don’t forget to enter our “Design a BST bike cap” contest and win an annual membership and cool goodies. DEADLINE JUNE 12TH



VIDEO: Don’t Be a Jerk – Yield to Pedestrians

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From the Big Apple, but totally appropriate here in Toronto too. Sharing the road isn’t just for cars.  It’s for cyclists too.  Blowing through reds isn’t only like giving a finger to other road users (drivers, pedestrians, other cyclists) but puts pedestrians in danger. Slow down. This isn’t the Tour de France. Stop and take […]



VIDEO: The 2-4-1 Method for Bicycle Helmet Safety

I’m good friends with Michelle Johnston, the founder of Working Well, which aims to create healthy workplace cultures.  She has started a series of Bike Safety How-To Videos on the Working Well YouTube Channel. Here’s the first, on ensuring your helmet is fitting properly. Stay tuned for more videos from Michelle, and perhaps even a […]



ELSEWHERE: Magic happens on streets closed to cars

  What happens on the empty closed-down streets of Los Angeles before the L.A. Marathon? Magic. #CrashTheCrash – YouTube.



Winter Cycling Capital of World is in … Finland

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Come on Toronto.  If the Finnish can bike all winter, we can too.  Aren’t there entire commercials by beer companies, Tim Hortons and Canadian Tire about how hearty Canadians are? Let’s get out there and enjoy it. via The Winter Cycling Capital of the World – Momentum Mag.



Bicycle Anecdotes from Amsterdam

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In case you haven’t seen it yet – a great video from Amsterdam. There’s no valid reason downtown Toronto can’t be like this. Let’s work on it? via: Urban Planet: Bicycle Anecdotes from Amsterdam | Spacing National.