Friday, August 1, 2014
If you’re worried about your waistline, put down your keys and step away — or better yet, walk, run or cycle away — from your car, says Gavin McCormack, an assistant professor at the University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine. In a literature review published in Preventive Medicine this month, McCormack examines the effect driving has on motorists’ weight. The conclusion: the more time drivers spend behind the wheel, the more likely they are to be overweight or obese. Read more.
New Walking and Cycling Routes and Increased Physical Activity: One- and 2-Year Findings From the UK iConnect Study
Better cycling routes and more bicycle racks are among the cycling amenities that need to be implemented in Port Alberni, according to city councillors. The Active Transportation Plan, presented to council by City Engineer Guy Cicon, emphasized residents’ desire for better cycling and pedestrian amenities. Read more.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Tourists and Winnipeg residents alike are being invited to take a stroll en masse through a new 9.5 kilometre circuit through the city Thursday. For the second year in a row, Economic Development Winnipeg and Tourism Winnipeg announced the opening of The Loop, a self-guided walking tour of Winnipeg’s urban areas. Read more.
As an author of the recently released AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) What Is Livable? Report, I can tell you the opposite is true: Younger and older generations have many similar desires about what they want in their communities. Read more.
As part of a year-long pilot project for the Richmond-Adelaide Cycle Track Study, bicycle lanes are being installed on Richmond, Adelaide, Simcoe and Peter Streets. The project is part of a currently ongoing Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA), which is studying the feasibility and impact of installing separated bicycle lanes in the core. Read more.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
In July 2014 the Australian Bicycle Council published a report that outlines the progress made on the National Cycling Strategy in 2013. In this third year of the National Cycling Strategy 2011-16, Australian states and territories invested $112.8 million in cycling related infrastructure, education and promotion. Read more.
The international cycle route along the River Elbe in the Czech Republic and Germany is one of the most famous and popular cycle routes in Europe. Cyclists’ organisations therefore cautiously welcomed news last month that Czech Railways had come to an agreement with German railway company Deutsche Bahn (DB) for the order of new trains for this route, which will all include space for complete bicycles. Read more.
The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) releases today its 9th video from the It’s Your Move series featuring Pam Damoff, Town Councillor for Ward 2 in Oakville. Pam is a political champion for cycling and walking in the region of Halton. The recipient of the 2013 Bicycling Leadership Award from the Share the Road Cycling Coalition for promoting bicycling in Ontario, she is extremely proud of Oakville's 2012 Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community Award. View Video.
Anyone who's driven in a large commercial lot lately knows they can often be places of chaos, confusion and, occasionally, tragedy, as happened in London, Ont., a few days ago when a car backed through the front of a Costco store, striking six people, including six-year-old Addison Hall, who died of her injuries. Read more.