The New York Times recently published an interesting high-profile debate titled "Car Clash: Europe v. the US" that explores why Europeans are working hard to discourage drivers, cars and parking in their cities while so much of American city planning is doing the opposite.
Share the Road Cycling Coalition is asking that Ontarians take the 2011 Active Communities Pledge with the aim "to build public awareness and support for active transportation and bike-friendly communities across Ontario." Take the pledge here.
If you care about bikes, about the environment, about happy, healthy communities, or about safe and equitable transportation alternatives, this event is for you!
Date: Saturday June 18, 2011 (rain or shine!)
Time: 11 am: Get your free bike bell and hear ride logistics. 12 noon: Ride starts
Start: Bloor St. W. at the main gate to High Park
End: Queen's Park (Queen's Park Cres. W. at Wellesley)
Oshawa has organized a full week of cycling events this week. TCAT Director Nancy Smith Lea has been invited to speak on a panel at the Oshawa Bike Night on Wed June 1st at the Oshawa Thornton Campus of Trent University. The event starts at 6:30 and runs till 8:30 p.m. More info in the attached flyer.
To have separated bike lanes or not to? Over the last four years, New York City has transformed some of its major arterial streets to make them safer for all road users and to provide more space for walking, biking, and transit. These streets have been redesigned with broad support from the community, leaders, experts, and local businesses and the results have been dramatic.