Waterloo Region Elections – Oct 27 2014

Make sure to cast your ballot on Monday, October 27 as our local communities in Waterloo Region gear up to elect new mayors, councilors and trustees. Our friends at TriTAG, have a summary of candidate positions on active transportation issues, ranging from the LRT to our bicycle network strategy. Be informed and encourage your friends and neighbours to vote :) Continue reading Waterloo Region Elections – Oct 27 2014

Update: Petition for protected bicycle lanes for King Street’s redesign

The petition for protected bicycle lanes on King Street’s redesign has just under 900 signatures as we begin 2014.  We’ve kept the petition open but are not actively seeking signatures as we believe our voice has been heard. The King Street redesign team indicates they’ve created additional options. The encouraging tone of correspondence leads us to believe protected bicycle lanes will be put forward as an option.  There are also plans underway for either another public information night or a formal presentation and open community discussion with City Council. Both Barb Magee Turner and Melissa Durell have indicated they are … Continue reading Update: Petition for protected bicycle lanes for King Street’s redesign

Should Parking be allowed on Ottawa Street Bike Lanes? Survey closes today

I wanted to bring to your attention a survey from the Region that closes today regarding some bike lanes to be installed on Ottawa Street. http://row.survey.esolutionsgroup.ca/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=885Ilo4 Unfortunately, this was only brought to my attention recently, and the survey closes today! Apparently, concerns from an adjacent church over the loss of on-street parking has led to a proposed ‘compromise’ of the bike lanes ceasing to be bike lanes every Sunday from 8am-2pm. I fear this proposal would set a terrible precedent and dilute the notion of bike lanes as protected space by teaching the public that bike lanes are an acceptable place to park … Continue reading Should Parking be allowed on Ottawa Street Bike Lanes? Survey closes today