Groningen: The World’s Cycling City

I lived in the Netherlands for 2 years during my high-school years and never did visit Groningen, but it looks super pleasant! Groningen, a city of about 192,000 people has the highest mode share of bicycle users of anywhere in the world. 50% of all trips in Groningen are done by bike. That number rises to just under 60% in the city centre. David Hembrow, from A View From the Cycle Path blog, appears in the Streetfilms short and discusses how good design makes for pleasant bicycling in Groningen. If we want this for Kitchener-Waterloo we just have to demand … Continue reading Groningen: The World’s Cycling City

Hans Moor was terrific – #WRCC12

The Waterloo Region Commuter Challenge kickoff event for 2012 was a hit in my books The keynote speaker Hans Moor was a treat, exceeded my expectations by a long shot. Met up with a number of old friends who share a love for cycling and sustainable, responsible living Met a few folks who previously I’d only met on social media. It was great to finally put a face to a name. The region and cities demonstrated they are listening to their citizens, providing updates on active transportation plans and projects. Links: UrbanCommuter.wordpress.com Citizens for Safe Cycling Walk Cycle Waterloo Region … Continue reading Hans Moor was terrific – #WRCC12

It’s no accident – the dutch stood up and demanded bicycle infrastructure

A fantastic little documentary on how it’s no accident the people of the Netherlands have fantastic bicycle infrastructure.  The dutch stood up and demanded it and their goverments agreed and then they both took action. (Thanks to ibiketo for sharing). This video is especially relevant to us folks in Waterloo Region as we engage our municipal governments.  It was great to see the turnout last week (Nov 17) at  the public workshop for Waterloo Region’s Master Transportation Plan. It was heart warming to see that walkers and cyclists (among other altnative forms of transportation  will be prioritized ahead of motorists. I’ve been a … Continue reading It’s no accident – the dutch stood up and demanded bicycle infrastructure