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For Winter Cyclists, Heated Bike Lanes Would Be True Bliss

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Getting reluctant cyclists to brave their bikes in the middle of winter is the reason a few towns in the Netherlands are now considering passively heating their bike paths to provide drier, more comfortable roads. In this report from the Netherlands De Telegraaf news site, the Dutch Cyclists Union enthuses over the possibility of pavement warmed up by underground […]


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Cyclists and riders and walkers are more important than drivers

Cyclists and riders and walkers are more important than drivers

  More awesomeness out of NYC today: Today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg reinforced his reputation as a transportation reformer, and reaffirmed the worst fears of his bike-skeptic critics, by proclaiming cyclists more important than drivers. “Cyclists and pedestrians and bus riders are as important, if not, I would argue, more important than automobile riders,” said Bloomberg, […]


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Road Rule #1: Don’t Be A Jerk

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There’s a great article in the Wall Street Journal about the problems New York City is facing by having tons more cyclists on their streets (thanks to large amounts of new bikelanes and cycling infrastructure on their streets). Essentially, there are a lot more confrontations between cars, bikes and pedestrians… as they all have to […]


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On The Blogs: The Exploding Bike Culture on Montreal

At the Corner of Rachel & Brébeuf, Montreal

Duncan has posted a great video of lots of cyclists in Montreal, via Copenhagenize: Like in over 130 cities around the world, a bike share system has kickstarted the return of bicycle to the city. In Montreal’s case it’s the Bixi. In October 3 million trips had been registered so far this year. See the […]


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On The Blogs: Do The Cobble Wobble

Cobble Wobble

Duncan has posted a great video of a kind of Time Trial race up an old hilly cobblestone road in the Town of Frome in Somerset, England.  It’s clearly a lot of fun: Uphill sprint races bring out costumed riders and kids! It’s the Cobble Wobble. Where in Toronto could we stage something like this? […]


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On The Blogs: Cycle Halifax Commercials

Halifax Cycling Coalition Wants You to Know Who is Riding Bikes

On Duncan’s City Ride, you can watch 3 excellent videos made by the Halifax Cycling Coalition: How do you promote cycling as a means of transportation? In Halifax, you lead the way by introducing people to everyday cyclists. The Halifax Cycling Coalition recently released several commercials in which we get to meet people who have […]


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On The Blogs: The Changing NYC Bike Commute

NYC Commute

Duncan looks at the changing New York City bike commute on his City Rides blog: Only a small percentage of the ride is along streets with sharrows and, notice too, that NYC DOT isn’t trying to squeeze one size fits all cycling infrastructure onto a wide variety of streets… Real cycling infrastructure influences real change. […]


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The Bixi Anthem

Thanks to an email we just received from Patrick Guay of the Montreal band Da Gryptions, I present to you the video for their “Bixi Anthem”, which is getting popular on YouTube recently thanks to postings about the band and the song by Spacing Montreal, Momentum Magazine, the Montreal Gazette, and the National Post. Patrick […]


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