Sunday, August 4, 2013

Lessons From Two of Canada’s Great Cycling Cities

When the annual Copenhagenize Index was released this year, carefully ranking 25 of the world’s most bicycle friendly cities, local advocates reacted with surprise and indignation at Vancouver’s omission. We are, after all, a city that talks endlessly about cycling, and one used to seeing itself near the top of such global quality-of-life lists. Having just spent two weeks on two wheels in Toronto and Montréal, I can definitively say that Vancouver isn’t even the best bike culture in Canada, and still has tremendous work to do to establish the bicycle as a normal and reliable mode of transportation. Read more.

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