Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Here's how eBike can give your cycling a boost

An eBike will also encourage you to ride further, with cyclists on eBikes covering on average 6.3 kilometres compared to 3.6 kilometres when riding conventional bikes according to a report by Credit Suisse. Read more.

Great Britain - AA publishes highway code for cyclists

It contains the sections of the main code which are relevant for cyclists as well as offering advice on the purchase and maintenance of bikes and the full syllabus for the national Bikeability cycle training programme. Read more.

Muhammad Ali’s career inspired by a stolen bicycle

As a 12-year-old boy, Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. was furious when his red Schwinn bicycle was stolen. When he returned, it was gone. Furious he stormed off to find a police officer he was told was training at a nearby gym. Read more.

5 Ways To Make Sure Your Bicycle Commute Isn’t Stressful

Despite the wonderful utility of two wheels, bikes have been completely overlooked in traditional North American urban planning, leaving them to straddle their existence between pedestrian and car, of which they are neither. Read more.

Walking has become 'dangerous,' say parents in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's

For some parents in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, a pleasant stroll around town is the furthest thing from reality. They just don't feel safe walking — and want changes. Read more.

Young man accused of driving ATV over pedestrian

He sped away turned the ATV around and  drove at the group of people. The driver of the ATV ran over one of the pedestrians. Read more.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Calgary police learn how to shred on a skateboard

Next time you see a Calgary Police Service officer at your local skatepark, you might want to ask: can you land a kickflip? Read more.

Are Bicycle Helmets Holding Us Back?

When it comes to bicycle safety however, progress slows when the center of attention becomes the bicycle helmet. Much like whether or not a motorist in an accident was wearing a seatbelt, one of the first questions we ask when a bicyclist is involved in a crash is, “Were they wearing a helmet?” The media and police reflect the public’s pro-helmet sentiment by implying that its role in any major crash is highly significant. Read more.

Ottawa - Cyclist's near collision with water truck results in act of charity

So what could have been an angry social media confrontation ended in a $100 donation to Citizens for Safe Cycling to continue their work advocating for more and safer cycling infrastructure in Ottawa. Read more.

Bike to Work: Record turnout pleases Kelowna organizers

By the end of the day Friday, it's expected that more than 3,500 Kelowna residents will have checked in to one of the many celebration stations along their bicycle commute to either work or school this week, surpassing last year's total of 2,700 visits. Read more.