INCREASED SAFETY FOR CYCLISTS!

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/video-cycle-campaign-film-sees-rider-strip-off-to-ride-through-london-safely-9203046.html?utm_content=buffer

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ARE PEOPLE FIRST ON THE ISLAND OF MONTREAL?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/the-pied-piper-for-sustainable-transportation-and-his-radical-idea-put-people-first/article17496623/

TOUR OF SEVEN CITIES ON A BIKE TO INVESTIGATE SAFETY, INFRASTRUCTURE

http://mosaicscience.com/story/city-cycling-health-versus-hazard

SADLY, CARS TAKE PRIORITY

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/cities-should-worship-the-ground-we-walk-on/article17028062/

Aside

The Vendôme Danger Zone (the section of de Maisonneuve between Decarie and Claremont which has no protected bike path)is listed as one of the 9 zones in Montreal requiring priority attention according to Vélo Québec’s recent report: ‘Le vélo dans l’avenir des villes – Proposition 2014-2021 de Vélo Québec.’

http://www.velo.qc.ca/files/file/memoires/VQ_VeloAvenirVilles2014-2021.pdf

Vélo Québec confirmed that ‘Vendôme is one of the 2 most important missing links of Montreal’s cycling network, along with St-Laurent/Bellechasse.’

While we all knew that the Vendôme Danger Zone was a serious obstacle for cyclists, we now know that it ranks as one of the 2 worst zones in Montreal.  

WHAT MAKES A HAPPY CITY?

If you are from the prairies you might especially like the paragraph about Saskatoon.

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/nov/01/secrets-worlds-happiest-cities-commute-property-prices?CMP=twt_gu

COMPARING CITIES FOR CYCLING SAFETY

An interesting look at cycling in several cities around the world

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/nov/20/how-safe-are-worlds-cities-for-cyclists