This article originally appeared in PEDAL magazine: A Tale of Three Cities Comparing Cycling in Canadian Cities Cycling is shining in a global media spotlight. Canada is no different. Of course we put our own spin on it, debating the merits of plowing bike paths, but even the fact we
Bringing Tax Free Back The return of the PST (provincial sales tax) in British Columbia brought welcome tax exemptions for bicycle-buying BC residents, but there are some details you should know â€“ to make the most of the new (old) system. No New Taxes But industry tech change doesnâ€™t see
This article originally appeared in PEDAL magazine. Velo-city Global 2012 International Cycling Conference Comes to Vancouver Vancouver, B.C.’s cycling infrastructure is considered pretty state-of-the-art for a North American city. Add in a bike-riding mayor and a reputation for going green at every opportunity and you’d be right for thinking this
This article was originally published in PEDAL magazine Is Canada Buying into Biking? Whatâ€™s the state of cycling in urban Canada? It is building credibility as a sensible all-ages way to get around town. The bicycleâ€™s biggest boosters are heralding a Renaissance in two-wheeled travel. Many cities across the country
Yes, I’m being a bit cheeky and stirring the pot, but the harsh reality is we are letting our kids down with over-reliance on the automobile.
I was down at Granville Island on the weekend and came across these bikes. I hope they were still there when the owners returned. Why is this a bad lock-up? Look at what’s actually connected to the lock and the rack. Only the tire. An intrepid thief with a spare
Folding bikes are quickly becoming more popular as the technology, performance, and design of these portable pedalers improves. Here’s my recent article for Granville Online, listing three folders light enough to meet Harbour Air’s weight restrictions for luggage, as well as an accompanying piece describing the Vancouver floatplane company’s carbon-offset
My latest article for Granville Online: “It started in July 2009. The creation of a separated, protected lane for cyclists on the Burrard Bridge turned out to be just the beginning of Vision Vancouverâ€™s ambitious plan for increasing cycling in Vancouver. In 2010, the addition of separated lanes on Dunsmuir
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(media release written for Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition) VANCOUVER (Jan. 22, 2010) – You don’t have to go it alone if you want to get around on two wheels during the Olympic Games. These online resources are invaluable tools for new cycle commuters and give experienced urban cyclists an opportunity