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

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

King Street Redesign Update – April 2014

Remember that petition for protected bicycle lanes? Well it hasn’t been forgotten … yet :) I attended the Waterloo Advisory Committee for Active Transportation meeting last week and received a very encouraging update from city staff. Waterloo has indeed proposed protected bicycle lanes to the Region and is waiting for Regional approval of the plans before presenting to for another public consultation or to City and Regional councils for approval. The region has asked for a number of refinements to ensure the protected lane’s re-integration into traffic across the various intersections are safe. It’s something that hasn’t been done in the Region and they … Continue reading King Street Redesign Update – April 2014

First Annual Winter Bike Ride – Feb 7th 2013

Coldest Ride of the Year – Waterloo Region Thursday, February 7th 2013 starting at 12.15pm To show the region that cycling in the winter is possible our first annual Winter Bike Ride has been proposed for February 7th 2013 from Kitchener City Hall to Waterloo City Hall. The family friendly ride departs at 12.15pm from Kitchener City Hall. We will leisurely and safely, cycle to Waterloo City Hall. February 7th 2013 was determined by Frank from the UW Weather Station as being the coldest day of the year in Waterloo Region. Winter Bike Rides have become a common occurrence in cities across North … Continue reading First Annual Winter Bike Ride – Feb 7th 2013

Commuter Challenge 2012 – Waterloo Region

I’m really looking forward to this years Commuter Challenge. It actually started today (June 3) and runs until June 9th. It is a fantastic national celebration of alternative transportation. Folks throughout the Region of Waterloo do an amazing job making it a regional celebration with the kick off happening tomorrow from 4.30pm to 8pm at the UW School of Pharmacy at the intersection of King and Victoria in Kitchener. I’ve signed up and am looking forward to chatting with like minded kin about the hopes and dreams we all share transportation san l’auto. In addition to the chitchat at 6pm there’s the keynote … Continue reading Commuter Challenge 2012 – Waterloo Region