Monthly Archives: October 2012

WINNIPEG MOTORISTS SAY NEW CYCLING INFRASTRUCTURE IS SUCCESSFUL

New cycling infrastructure in Winnipeg is seen as successful by Winnipeg citizens including motorists.http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2012/10/29/mb-cyclist-survey-bike-lanes-wpg-probe-funding.html

DAILY LIVING USING A BIKE-LA VIE EN VÉLO

What follows is a video which shows  that in Montreal one can do almost everything using a bike and one does not need to be a “spring chicken” to do it.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDi7y7vEQ20&feature=share&list=UUm6zmdFCx0vJ2pbL2DRKq0Q

A STUDY WHICH INDICATES THE OBVIOUS CONCERNING CYCLING SAFETY

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/separated-bike-lanes-make-cyclists-safer-study-says/article4624522/

HAVE YOU EVER HAD A BIKE STOLEN?? SEE THE FOLLOWING ITEM

A “bait bike” is a bike which allows police to track it when it is stolen and possibly catch the thief at the same time.  It is equipped with a hidden GPS transmitter and is used in the Netherlands to catch bike thieves. This system is available to the general public.  One can track a stolen bike on line or using a cell phone.

http://pegtech.com  go to Spybike GPS bicycle tracking

BIKES MORE POPULAR THAN CARS THROUGHOUT EUROPE

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/economy-lab/car-mad-italians-trading-four-wheels-for-two/article4584829/

EXCELLENT WORK FOR CYCLING BY MONTREAL POLICE AND WESTMOUNT PUBLIC SECURTIY

Operation Éclairage was conducted in Westmount by the Montreal Police along with Westmount Public Security.The Westmount Walking and Cycling Association commends the positive attitude of the police in their discussions with cyclists.  The officers made it clear that their main concern was the safety of the cyclists – this ensured that the cyclists were engaged and receptive. In addition to the safety message, cyclists were given an SAAQ safe cycling booklet, their bikes were given a safety check (reflectors, etc.) and cyclists were offered free front and back lights, if they did not already have them.  A total of 186 lights (93 sets) were installed.  The bike lights were installed by officers on the spot – this was helpful because some cyclists were unsure about how to correctly install and operate the lights.  Many cyclists were also informed about the importance of obeying the Highway Safety Code and told that Operation Eclairage is part of an education campaign that will be followed by enforcement operations, which can result in a costly ticket and a loss of points on ones drivers licence. In addition to the immediate benefits, Operation Eclairage will have a safety multiplier effect because of peer pressure.  When a cyclist without a light passes a cyclist with a light at night, it reminds that cyclists that he is not being safe.

HOW IS IT POSSIBLE? A HOSPITAL WITH NO PLANS FOR ACTIVE TRANSPORT.

It is hard to believe that the MUHC has not revealed plans for how they see active transport users getting to and leaving the hospital site.    Even more amazing is that this important factor was apparently not thought of and included in plans from the very beginning.  A hospital with the health of citizens as its goal has seemingly organized everything for the automobile!

http://www.montrealgazette.com/travel/cyclists+pedestrians+demand+more+around+MUHC+site/7338889/story.html