Monday, November 24, 2014

Job Posting - Halifax

Working under the supervision of the Making Tracks Coordinator the Making Tracks Project Officer will assist in expanding the reach of the Making Tracks active transportation safety and skills training program throughout Nova Scotia. Specifically, the Project Officer will provide leadership training and support to key partners across Nova Scotia to build capacity within communities to train youth and children in active transportation safety and skills. Read more.

Halifax - Macdonald Bridge bike lanes to be studied again

Halifax plans to take another look at changing the on and off ramps of the Macdonald Bridge bike lane with a major redecking project planned for next year. It's been studied before, but city officials say the project presents an opportunity to try again. Read more.

How the Danish Cooperated to Build a Bicycle Superhighway

Getting the 22 municipalities involved to agree was not easy, but the outcome is revolutionary. Read more.

Quiz: do you know your cycling rules of the road?

Are helmets compulsory? Can cyclists ride two abreast? And when is night-time actually night-time? Find out the answers to these and more by taking our cycling 'rules of the road' quiz. Read more.

Bridgewater - Provincial cash to help town with bike racks

The province says it has supported the Town of Bridgewater’s efforts to promote sustainable transportation by providing nearly $9,000 for new bike racks. Read more.

Plan gains slow traction in Enderby

City council has received the Enderby-Splatsin active transportation plan analysis and proceeded with a number of recommendations. “It’s a to-do list. Some are long-term and some aren’t very viable,” said Howie Cyr, outgoing mayor. Read more.

Bixi benefits far outweigh the costs

Lessons are to be learned from the business model that saw the Société de vélo en libre-service file for bankruptcy at the start of this year, but as Bixis are pulled off the streets for another winter and Mayor Denis Coderre is expected to make an announcement next week about Bixi’s fate, Montrealers should be reassured that foreign experience shows it to be a worthwhile enterprise. Read more.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

B.C. pedestrian caught on camera being struck by car raises safety concerns

Victoria Police Const. Neil Lundin says the accident clearly shows just how careful pedestrians need to be because drivers aren't always paying attention. "It's another example of pedestrians, in this city, even if they have a walk sign ... drivers have to be very careful to clear that walk sign before they make that left turn." Read more.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Friday's Verrazano Bridge Protesters Join a Long History of Pro-Bike Activism

The "photobomb" is the work of activist group Right of Way, which advocates for pedestrian and cyclist rights. The group argues that the bridge's lack of alternative transportation symbolizes a larger city failure to permit its growing bicycle culture penetrate into the outer boroughs. Read more.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Webinar - Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST)

On December 4, 2014 the Heart and Stroke Foundation will host a webinar to discuss the key results from the Report Card and the Global Summit while focusing in on Active Transportation. Jacky Kennedy from Green Communities Canada will discuss how Active Transportation interventions have great potential to increase overall physical activity levels among kids and the ways in which Canada can improve our grade based on success stories from other countries.

Promoting Active Transportation by Sharing Lessons from the 2014 Report Card on Children’s Physical Activity. Read more.