Two-way bike paths can be an appropriate form of cycling infrastructure when placed along rail lines and canals. When they are designed to have few intersections or crossings, these types of bike paths are quite safe and ideal for recreational purposes. In the city, however, two-way paths are crowded, cramped, slow to ride on, and can create extremely dangerous situations for all road users. Continue reading Two-Way Cycling Paths are Dangerous
I spent ten days in Strasbourg, Karlsruhe and Freiburg in October 2015. The purpose of the visit was to attend a Hands-On Mobility Workshop in Karlsruhe, which is part of a university partnership and exchange program between the transportation (planning … Continue reading Offenburg, Germany: a small town with big ideas about biking
The bicycle- friendly City of Davis, California has built the first protected intersection for bicycles in North America. The intersection is, for the moment, one-of-a-kind on this continent in that it offers cyclists passage through the intersection that is both physically- … Continue reading First Protected Intersection for Bicycles in North America
Sidewalks in poor condition is a major problem in Montreal. It’s a problem that impacts all of us – though not equally. For our most vulnerable, these hazards represent impenetrable barriers and often force dangerous crossings. Continue reading Broken Sidewalks
Cycling side-by-side should be allowed on any road where it can be done safely and so long as both cyclists keep to the same vehicular lane. Continue reading Cycling two abreast – what’s the big deal?
A young woman was killed this morning traveling southbound on Saint-Denis near the Rosemont Metro station. This tragedy highlights a complete lack of safe links for cyclists along important commuting corridors in Montreal. Continue reading Cyclist Killed on Saint-Denis – safer links are badly needed on Montreal’s cycling network
My good friend Nick Kirschner, offered to write a guest post about some of the local artisans and the products that were featured at the Smart Design Mart this past weekend. His post is informative, hilarious and quite fascinating. Continue reading Bike Culture, Locally-Made Products and More…
In this excellent Ted Talk, Mikael Colville-Andersen explains how the city street was fundamentally changed 100 years ago when it became the domain of the car. Continue reading Copenhagenize founder gives incredible Tedx Talk
he City of Copenhagen wants half of all trips to be done by bike: an ambitious target even for Copenhagen which currently has a bike modal share of 37%. Continue reading Copenhagen sets ambitious cycling targets
The City of Amsterdam, however, would like to continue to increase the share of bikes on the road, especially in the winter months. One of the measures they are planning to take in order to achieve that goal is to install heated bike lanes for winter cycling. Continue reading Heated Bike Lanes in the Winter. Wouldn’t that be nice in Montréal!
The weather over the last week has been perfect for cycling. Even in mid-November, people have been biking all over town. Despite all the cyclists on the road, last week most of Montreal’s bike paths were closed and they will remain that way until next spring. Continue reading Bike Paths Officiallly Closed for the Year