Municipal Candidates endorse cycling and active transportation in Waterloo Region

It’s exciting to see our Municipal leaders lining up to sign the Active Communities pledge support active transportation. It’ll be even more interesting to see how this pledge translates when it comes to approval of the Uptown King St protected bicycle lanes. Both voters and candidates can take the active communities pledge. Full text of the press release by TriTAG and Share the Road below!   WATERLOO REGION LEADS IN ACTIVE COMMUNITIES PLEDGE Campaign invites municipal candidates to endorse cycling and active transportation before Waterloo Region residents go to the polls on October 27th. WATERLOO REGION – September 2, 2014. … Continue reading Municipal Candidates endorse cycling and active transportation in Waterloo Region

Ontario’s $25M for Cycling Infrastructure

A drop in the bucket or a step in the right direction? Today at Share the Road’s Ontario Bike Summit, our Liberal Minister of Transportation announced $25m for bicycle infrastructure improvements for municipalities over 3 years. At first glance it seems good, but when I started to think about it I couldn’t help but be cynical. For sure it’s a step in the right direction but it’s also a drop in the bucket, a very empty bucket to citizens (voters) who are apparently hungry for cycling infrastructure. [This announcement kind of over shadowed Share the Road’s silver award handed to … Continue reading Ontario’s $25M for Cycling Infrastructure