A note to the Danish tourists who are horrified by our car culture

Dear Horrified Danish Tourists, (i wish i had a photo of a horrified danish tourist) There are a number of Canadians (lots actually) who are likewise horrified and are working to change car culture, lessen the need for parking lots, refuse to be traffic, live active life styles and are working out meaningful community #waterloobikes #awesome via National Post – link An open letter to the people who hold power and responsibility in Canada, My girlfriend and I (Danish) were tourists in your country for 5 weeks this summer. We had the most incredible adventure and met the most wonderful … Continue reading A note to the Danish tourists who are horrified by our car culture

Uptown Protected Bike Lanes – June 12 deadline

June 12 is the last day to submit comments on the ‘new’ street plan for King Street, Waterloo. Make sure the city recognizes that we’re asking for protected bike lanes, not deathrows or painted gutters! To be sure the city / regional team’s preference is against protected bike lanes (refer to Appendix D: Evaluation of Final Alternatives). Make you voice heard! Let’s build the community we want to live in for the next 20 years. Your voice is important! (Check out TriTAG’s bike uptown slide deck asking where you’d rather bike.) New option – May 29 2013 (via City of Waterloo pdf) Comments … Continue reading Uptown Protected Bike Lanes – June 12 deadline

New Fixit Bike Stand at Queen and Iron Horse Trail

Early Saturday morning, I stepped out of my house and began my run starting with a 5 minute warm up walk. We made it down Queen street, crossed the street, and was surprised to be greeted by this new fixture! I thought back to Thursday morning and was pretty sure we would have seen this up as we did push ups and step ups on the bench right beside it (and trust me, I don’t think we could have missed this vibrant green thing had we tried!) Here are all the tools available, all tied up so hopefully no one … Continue reading New Fixit Bike Stand at Queen and Iron Horse Trail

Protected Bike Lanes on King Street – May 29th Public Consultation

Today, we have an opportunity to make our voices heard in support of protected bike lanes on King Street. We have an unique opportunity to create a community that’s bikable for cyclists age 8-80. Since December 2013 over 1000 of us signed a petition asking for protected bike lanes, now we need to continue to show our support to ensure the city and region approves plans for these protected bike lanes on King Street. Join us on a bike ride to the public consultation. We are leaving Kitchener City Hall at 5.30pm to cycle up King Street thru Uptown Waterloo, to remind ourselves how … Continue reading Protected Bike Lanes on King Street – May 29th Public Consultation

CAB Community Access Bikeshare Membership Giveaway – How would you use a full year subscription

In support of CAB’s crowd-raising campaign May 1-15, WaterlooBikes is giving away a one year membership to the reader who provides the most compelling use-case of how they would use a CAB (Community Access Bikeshare) membership. Either respond to the comments in this post, on our facebook page or directly via waterloobicycles@gmail.com. The winner will be chosen by the CAB team by the end of the week. For a detailed review of how the bikeshare works refer to our post from Sept 2013.  If you’re interested in a Bikeshare membership sign up here. The fleet is ready to be used with stations at … Continue reading CAB Community Access Bikeshare Membership Giveaway – How would you use a full year subscription

Jane’s Walk – Walking and cycling challenges and opportunities in Uptown Waterloo

Join members of the Waterloo Advisory Committee on Active Transportation (WACAT) as they follow the Laurel Trail through Uptown Waterloo to Weber St and back, looking for opportunities to improve cycling and pedestrian connectivity in the city.  What challenges stand in the way of improvements?  How can we improve wayfinding and signage?  How can we encourage more people to walk and bike in Waterloo? Meet Sunday May 4th at 2pm at the clock tower at Erb and Caroline. Councillor Angela Vieth will be leading the walk.  For details refer to the Jane’s Walk website here. Another interesting Jane’s Walk with a … Continue reading Jane’s Walk – Walking and cycling challenges and opportunities in Uptown Waterloo