Bicycles

Canada's Car Culture Isn't as Bad as the Danish Tourists Think

Mark D. McGuire | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada Impact
Mark D. McGuire

This week, two European tourists complained about the Canadian car culture after a brief stint in the 10 million square kilometer nation of over 35-million people. The British and Danish complainers now reside in Aarhus, Denmark. While I support criticizing a country, it is also good to have the facts in order. To that end, here are some stats Chabowski should have taken into account before making rush judgments on Canadian society.

This Looks Really Bad, But Cyclist Did Survive Crash

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. cyclist is recovering after being hit by a car in West Vancouver, and thrown about 15 metres. The force of the collision hurled the man'...

LOOK: Celebs Look Stylish On Bicycles

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada Style

Look, guys: winter is over, which means it's time to get off your butts and start cycling, everywhere, now. Spring 2014 is in full bloom (even if i...

Cycling Is Smart But Cyclists Need to Get Smarter

David Suzuki | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada Living
David Suzuki

The personal and societal benefits of getting out of your car and onto a bike are well-known. Still, despite the many arguments in favour of cycling, increased infrastructure always incites criticism -- most of it unwarranted. And the behaviour of some cyclists doesn't help.

Amsterdam: Land of a Thousand Bicycles

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 08.09.2012 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

Amsterdam is a city of almost 800,000 inhabitants, and 600,000 bicycles. They're everywhere. But as a North American traveling to Amsterdam, I was simultaneously impressed by their pedal power while surprised to discover that not one single cyclist owned an essential piece of biking equipment from our part of the world: the bike helmet.

Bike Lane Infrastructure Pays Dividends

David Suzuki | Posted 10.10.2011 | Canada
David Suzuki

In some European cities, planners are finding that making life more difficult for drivers while providing incentives for people to take transit, walk, or cycle creates numerous benefits, from reducing pollution and smog-related health problems to cutting greenhouse gas emissions and making cities safer and friendlier.

UBC Researchers Develop 'Bikeability Index'

The Canadian Press | Tamsyn Burgmann | Posted 08.27.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- VANCOUVER -- University of British Columbia researchers are pedaling past the old adage "You are what you eat" to propose that b...