Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Utility Cycling and the Evergreen Garden Market Christmas Tree Party

On Tuesday November 19, members of Ward 36 Cyclists and TO35Cycles volunteered at the Evergreen Garden Market Christmas Tree Party.

Working alongside approximately 25 other volunteers from other community organizations, we helped unload two truckloads of Christmas trees.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Some Reflections on BIXI

I work near the Avenue Road and Bloor intersection in downtown Toronto. Many tourists visit that area. The Royal Ontario Museum and '5th Avenue of Toronto' are located there, as well as the University of Toronto and the Royal Conservatory of Music.

Nearby is a BIXI Bicycle Station with 20 bicycle slots. On a daily basis I see tourists and others gravitating to the BIXI bikes. Obviously, they see it as an easy way to take in the sights. The University campus especially lends itself to bicycle tourism, as does the Kensington Market and Queen St. West.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Things I Learned at the Complete Streets Forum and the Ontario Bike Summit

I was fortunate to be able to attend both the Complete Streets Forum hosted by the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) and the Share the Road Cycling Coalition, Ontario Bike Summit earlier this year.

It was inspirational, with success stories from cities that had improved their quality of life by encouraging transit and active transportation.